Events Management SCQF Level 8

A course for those who want to work at a managerial level in the fast-paced, dynamic events industry; a rapidly expanding area of professional opportunities.


Why take this course?

This course is aimed at those who wish to work at a managerial level in the fast-paced and dynamic events industry; a rapidly expanding area of professional opportunities in areas such as festivals, hospitality, exhibitions, music, sport and the arts.

In this industry you will be expected to possess a range of key skills and for this reason, course content focuses on team-work, problem solving, evaluation and analysis, as well as factors like budgeting and marketing.

What you will experience

You will study the industry as a whole, but also delve into specific areas of the industry such as legislation, safety and licensing, creating a culture of customer care and project management - skills that you will put to the test when you plan and organise your own, real life events!

You will also focus on specific kinds of events, such as food and beverage, and live performances.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least two Higher qualifications including English or a similar subject, at grade C or above.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course.

Alternatively, applicants should have successfully completed an appropriate non-advanced college course.

For those returning to education, life skills and experience in the workplace may allow entry subject to interview.

All applicants should show an interest in and aptitude for the subject.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course.  Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


This is a rapidly expanding area with a range of career opportunities in areas such as hospitality, exhibitions, festivals, music, sport and the arts.  Common employment roles include:

  • Conference Organiser
  • Events Assistant
  • Events Coordinator
  • Events Manager
  • Events Project Manager
  • Events Promoter

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

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