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Events NQ

(SCQF level 5)

, Hospitality and Leisure

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 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 events, business and specific industry-related topics to develop your knowledge and skills in events planning. The events industry is a diverse and exciting one, offering many areas for employment, across the UK and the world. Much of the course is about planning for events covering the theory aspects. There are also practical elements within the course.

One of our core values as lecturers and industry experts are to support you as an individual to flourish as a student.

This course will be interactive using a variety of methods to ensure your learning and progression needs are met. Units are lecturer led, however, we fully encourage you to take ownership of your own learning.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • One National 5 qualification at Grade C or above AND three National 4 qualifications including English and Mathematics; 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.

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'll study:

  • Events Organisation.
  • Contribute to an Event.
  • Events Costing.
  • Events Costing: An Introduction.
  • Introduction to Marketing for Events.
  • Working Safely.
  • Service of Food and Drink.
  • Integrated Project.
  • Numeracy.
  • IT Solutions for Administrators.
  • Local Hospitality Provision.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: An introduction.
  • Customer Care for Hospitality and Events.
  • Events Industry: An Overview.
  • Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry.
  • Hospitality Events.
  • Employability Skills.

After the course


This course will allow you to pursue a career in the Events Industry, such as events assistant, or administrator with an events company.

Continuing Study

You can apply for the Level 6 Events course.


How the course is taught

The course is delivered over a 1 year period. The Units are divided into three 12 week blocks. There is a blend of theory and practical within the course.

Assessment methods

Assessments can be class or home based within the course, in addition some are theory and some are of a practical nature. On some occasions you are permitted to bring a page of notes into the assessments

Additional Information

Dress code

You will be provided with a uniform for the food service elements of the course. You will also be expected to dress appropriately when you are supporting events, both within the Contributing to an Event Unit as well as the Event Organisation Unit.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus