Events Management

Qualification: Extended Diploma
Level 3

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About this course

Equivalent to 3 A-levels, this course is an excellent route to university or employment in events management. You will learn all aspects
of planning, managing and running a variety of hospitality events. It will provide you with the specialist skills and practical experience required to work in the fast-paced hospitality, tourism and events industries. You'll cover a range of topics to give you an overview of the different roles and specialist areas you could work in. During the course you will be involved with organising a number of live events.

Full-time students aged 16-18 will follow a study programme at City College which includes:

  • The main subject qualification
  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A*-C/9-4 in these subjects by age 16
  • Additional activities, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals

These four elements should combine to provide stretch and challenge to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Earn up to 168 UCAS points#

#168 UCAS points based on Distinction grades

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Planning and managing events
  • Events organisation
  • The events industry
  • Supervising and providing customer service
  • Preparing and serving food and drink
  • Food safety supervision for catering
  • Events organisation in hospitality
  • Front office operations in hospitality

Year 2

  • Management skills
  • Food service organisation
  • Preparing and serving food and drink
  • Sustainablity practice in hospitality events
  • Business enterprise
  • Marketing events
  • Human resources
  • Financial control

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 3 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.


Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs grade 9–4/A*–C (including English and maths) OR
  • Level 2 in Hospitality & Catering or Travel & Tourism (with GCSE English and maths grade 9–4/A*–C) OR
  • Relevant industry experience
Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
02/09/19 2 years Main
What next?
  • Degree at university
  • Enter employment in the events industry
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Organising events
  • Industry week activities
  • Southampton Boat Show
  • Overseas residential
  • Work experience

If you will be 19 before the start of the second year of this course, you will be liable to pay a fee for that year. Please contact us for more information.