HND Event Management

This course is designed to prepare students who are wishing to pursue a career in the events industry and to provide means of access to higher levels of education in this area. 

Course content

Year 1

  • An Introduction to the Events Industry
  • Organising an Event
  • Conferences: An Introduction
  • Marketing: An Introduction 
  • Live Performance Events
  • Food and Beverage Events
  • Work Experience
  • Culture of Customer Care
  • Event Legislation: Safety and Licensing
  • Event Budgeting and Funding
  • Events: Graded Unit
  • Using Software Application Packages
  • Communication Skills

Year 2

  • Managing an Event
  • Music Industry Promotions
  • Managing a Sporting or Fitness event
  • Public Relations
  • Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries
  • Human Resources in Event Industry
  • Event Legislation: Contracts and Protection
  • Managing Financial Resources in Hospitality
  • Marketing Planning
  • Sustainable Development of Events
  • Issues and Influences in Event Management
  • Events Management: Graded Unit 2


Entry requirements (minimum)

  • One higher and three standard grades at credit level, including English 
  • Students progressing from a National Certificate or National Qualification course require a group of 12 appropriate units 
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience
  • Entry will be by interview and 1 acceptable reference to determine suitability for this course
  • For those holding a relevant HNC it may be possible to access Year 2 of the HND.  Please contact the Faculty directly. 

Progression routes

Successful students may apply to the following degree programmes, but should check university websites for current information:
  • Year 3 of BA Events Management at the University of the West of Scotland.
  • Year 3 of BA Events & Festival Management at Edinburgh Napier University.

SCQF level


Start date

28 August 2017


2 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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