• HNC Events - Limited Availability

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full time, one year

  • Start Date

    From 28 Aug 2017

  • Campus Availability

    Ayr

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Working in the events industry is exciting, wide-ranging and flexible which is why it appeals to many different types of people including school leavers, young people, parents returning to work, mature students and those wanting to start their own business.

For entry to this course, you’ll need to have:

  • A real interest in a career in events and events management
  • At least one relevant Higher at grade C or above, or similar level of study
  • A high level of motivation, good people skills, organisational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • An interview with us

If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.

It’s also really valuable if you can gain experience of working in the industry while you’re on this course.

What's Involved

The events industry in Scotland is flourishing - from major international sporting events like the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, to music events such as T in the Park and the MOBOs, to an ever-growing number of festivals for foodies, culture vultures, adrenalin junkies, whisky enthusiasts and everyone in between.

We’ve created this exciting and modern course to teach you everything you need to know about running a successful event - whether it’s local, national or even international - and give you the skills you need to start your career in this dynamic and diverse industry, or move onto a higher level of study.

You’ll look at the whole event process from concept through planning, costing, delivery and evaluating.

You’ll explore client needs and customer care, learn about the service element of food and drink, and develop key skills such as confidence, team working and a real eye for detail.

You’ll also:

  • Visit event venues for a ‘behind the scenes’ look
  • Plan, produce and evaluate your own live event
  • Discover what it’s like to be the ‘go to’ person at the centre of an event
  • Develop your creativity and stamina - because you’re going to need it!
  • Interested? Come in for an informal chat to find out more. Call Sally Kennedy on 01292 265184 extension 7613 or email sally.kennedy@ayrshire.ac.uk

    Go Anywhere

    When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

    • Moving on to HND Event Management
    • Possibly moving into year 2 of a degree programme including events
    • Seeking to start your career in the global events industry

    Event skills give you a fantastic opportunity to work wherever you want - you can travel anywhere in the world or choose to work from home if you set up your own business.

    Events roles are found in many different types of sectors such as education, sport, entertainment, hospitality, leisure and tourism.

    You could find yourself working in a specialist events company, music venue, university or college, visitor attraction, hotel - even a cruise liner!

    Specific roles include: event manager, hotel functions manager, wedding co-ordinator and conference organiser, or you could work in an events management team or marketing team.