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Events - January Start NQ

(SCQF level 5)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

18th Jan 2021, 1 year


City Campus


This course will give you an introduction to a career in the events industry. It covers a wide range of general business and specific industry related topics to develop your knowledge and skills.

This course runs for 6 months from January - June.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • One National 5 qualification at Grade C or above AND three National 4 qualifications including English and Mathematics; OR
  • Access to Hospitality and Events at SCQF level 4; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You will be invited for a group and/or individual Zoom interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject.

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

You will study:

  • Contribute to an Event.
  • Hospitality Events.
  • Events Costing.
  • Working Safely.
  • Food and Beverage studies including food service.
  • Customer care.
  • Events project.
  • Numeracy.
  • IT for Administrators.

After the course


A career in the events industry such as events assistant or administrator with an events company.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

You could apply for the NQ Events (Level 6) course or in exceptional cases HNC Events.


How the course is taught

During the coronavirus pandemic, all theory classes will be delivered online.

The course is taught using a variety of classroom room activities to provide a basic and broad understanding of the Event Industry as a whole. Some activities are lecturer led through presentations, discussions and videos, others rely heavily on you working in teams to research, discuss, comment, present and participate in group decisions. On other occasions, you will work independently to carry out individual research further to direction from the lecturer.

A number of units within the course are practically based where you will plan, participate and deliver actual events and hospitality provision within the college environment. After delivering the event you will evaluate the event planning and delivery process to enhance skills/ knowledge for the future. You will support large college events to gain experience in a variety of real event roles.  Working in our industry-standard college restaurant Scholars and/or City Bistro you will gain and/or improve food service skills and techniques.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    18th Jan 2021
    End Date:
    25th Jun 2021
  • Location:
    City Campus