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Events Management HND

(SCQF level 8)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 2 years


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This course is for those who want a career in the management of events e.g. conferences, exhibitions and special events. On this course, you will 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:

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

    Pathway students apply for and 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 years 3 and 4 (for Honours) of the degree at GCU.  BA (Hons) International Events Management graduates enjoy excellent career prospects as event 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 directly 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 can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    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


    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 


    How the course is taught

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

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      30th Aug 2021, 2 years
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome