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Events Management HND

(SCQF level 8)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Faculty of Leisure and Lifestyle

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 2 years

27th Aug 2018, 2 years

Location

City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

This course is for those who want a career in the management of events like conferences, exhibitions and special events. On this course, you'll cover a wide range of subjects to ensure a good knowledge base, as well as relevant skills.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.

GCU Pathways Option - BA (Hons) International Events Management Pathway

Pathway students enrol on the undergraduate BA (Hons) International Events Management at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first two years, they study HND Events Management at City of Glasgow College while preparing for year 3 and 4 (for Honours) of the degree at GCU.  BA (Hons) International Events Management graduates enjoy excellent career prospects as events managers, festival coordinators, fundraising managers, conference organisers, project managers and policy officers.
  • Applications for the Pathways option should be made via UCAS and you can find the minimum entry requirements on GCU website.
  • Applications for the HND Events Management at the college should be made direct to the college using the application button above.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above including one from Business Management, English, Modern Studies, Economics, History or similar; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You’ll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you’ll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you’re interested in this subject area.

What you study

Year 1

  • Communication: Practical Skills.
  • Conferences: An introduction.
  • Digital Culture: Online Communication.
  • Event Budgeting and Funding.
  • Event Legislation: Safety and Licensing.
  • Events industry: An Introduction Organising an Event.
  • Events Principles and Practices of Sustainable Events.
  • Events: Graded Unit 1.
  • Live Performance: Events.
  • Marketing: An Introduction.
  • Using Software Application Packages.
  • Work Experience.

Year 2

  • Behavioural Skills for Business.
  • Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries.
  • Event Legislation: Contracts and Protection.
  • Exhibition Planning and Organisation.
  • Food and Beverage Events.
  • Management of Human Resources in Hospitality 1 Events: Contemporary Issues and Influences.
  • Managing an Event.
  • Managing Financial Resources in Hospitality.
  • Marketing Planning in Travel and Tourism.
  • Principles and Practice of Selling.
  • Public Relation: Principles and Practice.

After the course

Careers

This course prepares you for a career in the organisation and management of conferences, exhibitions, festivals and special events.

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress on to:

  • Year three of BA Events Management at the University of the West of Scotland.
  • Year three of BA Events & Festival Management at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Year three of BA International Events Management at Glasgow Caledonian University 

Teaching

How the course is taught

The course is delivered over a 2 year period. The Units are divided into three 12 week blocks. There is a blend of theory and practical delivery within the course.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome