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    HNC Events Management (Infill) - (Level 7)

  • Eligible schools

    All schools

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location / Day / Time

    Ayr Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday


  • Start Date

    Aug 2023

Who is the course for?

This course is for those who want a career in the management of events for example sports events, music festivals, hospitality events, weddings, conferences, and exhibitions. On this course, you will cover a wide range of subjects to ensure a good knowledge base and focus on one key area.

The HNC Events provides a qualification understood and respected by employers from a diverse range of industries.

What is the course about?

The course will provide a range of theoretical and practical skills required to become an event's organiser. Successful completion of the course will allow graduates to leave with a broad experience in organising as well as supporting events of all sizes.

On your course you will be taught by experts in your chosen field of events management, and you will develop skills that will prepare you for employment in the events industry.

You will plan, organise and deliver events while gaining an understanding of the role and application of the skills required in the events industry.

You will develop key transferable skills, which are relevant to a range of industries.

You will undertake work placement at a suitable venue where you will develop your practical skills and work with employers. 

Some of the units you may study include - 

  • Live Performance: Events.
  • Music Industry Promotions
  • Marketing: An Introduction
  • Using Software Application Packages
  • Managing a Sport or Fitness Related Event
  • Work Experience
  • 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

What are the entry requirements?

For entry to this course, you will need a real passion for working in events and an awareness that this will be delivered over two full days per week.

Minimum entry requirements - 

One Higher at Grade C or above ideally including one from Business Management, English, Modern Studies, Economics, History or similar. 

You will also need to have a strong reference from the school that acknowledges that you are fully aware of the time commitment and breadth of study expected from you.

Applicants with a relevant Level 6 NC qualification can also be considered.

What should I expect?

The beginning phase of the course will be theoretical learning to enable you to gain the foundations and understanding of legislation and operations involved in creating and organising an event. As the course progresses this evolves into more of a self-directed process which takes all your learning to this point to plan and organise an event.

At this stage you will be still fully supported but may plan site visits and meetings with both internal and external partners to make your event successful. As you approach the latter phase of the course you will be undertaken your event and analysing the success while also undertaking the graded unit which involves an accumulation of all learning to date.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed over the 12 credits required to gain an HNC. These assessments will typically have written/verbal/presenting/practical elements.

Across the HNC there will be a wide and diverse range of assessment used to allow you to demonstrate your expertise.

Next Steps

The idea of the course is that you can leave and secure a position within the sector in a variety of roles including music events, sporting events, hospitality events or even set up your own business.

Students who successfully complete their programme at Ayrshire College would be able to articulate into second year at local universities to achieve a degree for example at Glasgow Caledonian University the BA (Hons) in International Events Management or at University of West Scotland, students could achieve their BA (Hons) Event Management.

Alternatively, with an HNC in Event Management you will be able to study locally and move onto our HND in Event Management, from here you would be able to gain entry to third year at university. For example, with an HND you can move onto the third year of the University of West Scotland Events Management programme.

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Start Date

Aug 2023

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