HNC Events

Course Content

This highly-practical course includes work experience, venue visits, planning and implementing events, and input from industry experts. 

You will learn about many aspects of the events industry, including how to source funding and budget, make sure you comply with all relevant legislation, and how to market and promote your event successfully. 

This course will prepare you for further study or various careers in this growing industry. Events Management is a vibrant and booming sector worth an annual £42.3 billion to the UK economy and provides opportunities to work across a diverse range of events including music festivals, conferences, cultural events, sporting occasions and exhibitions.

In the first semester we work with a great range of employers to provide valuable, exciting work placement opportunities for our students. Over the past year our students have worked with:

  • Radio 1’s Big Weekend
  • SRD Fashion Festival at the V&A
  • The Big Big Wedding Fair & Fashion Show at the O2 Academy Edinburgh
  • The Culture Crawl & Firewalk for Maggie’s Dundee
  • Scottish Disability Sport
  • The Dundee Hoolie with Dundee City Council
  • Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

In the second semester students get to plan, organise, implement and evaluate their own events, working in small groups. Students have organised a fantastic range of different types of events in the past, including family fun days, wedding fairs, band nights, charity coffee mornings, sports events, bingo and quiz nights and even an evening of mediumship!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least one Higher at Grade C or above, a relevant NQ/NC Award or Certificate Course with at least 12 units. Applicants will attend a recruitment workshop and undertake a written exercise to determine their suitability for the course. Applicants with relevant industry/life experience or other qualifications will also be considered.

Method of Assessment

Each unit will be continually assessed through end of unit assessments or by the completion of course work. No end of course assessment or exam.

Future Prospects

Employment within the events industry, or articulation to Year 2 Events Management or related degree programmes at various universities, including RGU, Napier and Glasgow Caledonian.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Events & Tourism

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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