This event management course gives you the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the events industry and to provide means of access to higher levels of education in this area.
What will I learn?
- 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
- Event management Graded Unit
- 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
- Event Management: Graded Unit 2.
Employer and industry links
During the course you will have the opportunity to work with many Event Management Companies which will give you the practical skills and experience to add to your CV w3hich will make you job ready and attractive to employers. Our opportunities include working with Hilton group, Radisson, Cameron House, The Hydro and SECC at their many varied events, The Kiltwalk and many others.
Jobs and further study
If you are successful, you may apply to the following degree programmes, but should check university websites for current information:
- Year three of BA Events Management at the University of the West of Scotland
- Year three of BA Events and Festival Management at Edinburgh Napier University.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- One higher and three standard grades at credit level, including English
- If you are moving from a National Certificate or National Qualification course you will require a group of 12 appropriate units
- We will consider your application if you can demonstrate an active interest in events management but have no formal qualifications
- Entry will be by interview and one acceptable reference, to determine suitability for this course
- If you hold a relevant HNC, it may be possible to access the second year of the HND. Please contact us directly.
- If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
Making an application
For courses starting in August, 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.
When you apply:
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
- If you meet the entry requirements or have qualifications pending, you will then be invited in for an interview
- Interviews will take place from February and may continue until the course starts in August
- When you attend the interview, you must bring a copy of your qualifications and your reference/s
- The College’s admissions department will email you an electronic version of the reference form. Please print this and ask your referee to complete it before bringing it along to your interview along with a copy of your relevant proof of entry qualifications.
- If you are unable to bring these documents to the interview you will be unable to be offered an unconditional offer.
The interview will take the form of a group interview with up to 10 other applicants. During the interview, you will hear about the course and you’ll have the chance to ask questions about the course.
After you have attended your interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 1 – 2 weeks. The outcome would be one of the following:
- Unconditional place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place.
- Conditional place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualification which you may not be able to provide us until August. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place.
- Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date.
- Unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the Student Advice Centre to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding. This will normally be sent out within three weeks of you accepting the place.
You will also be sent details on an information day. This normally takes place in June and will give you the chance to meet other students on your course, get a tour of the college, meet some ex-students and get a chance to speak to people from industry.
You will then be sent out information about the induction date. This will take place in August, 2 – 3 weeks before your course starts.