Events Management

Qualification: Extended Diploma
Level 3

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About the course

This events management course will provide you with the specialist skills and practical experience required to work in the fast-paced hospitality, tourism and events industries. It will prepare you for work in one of the fastest growing industries in the world - hospitality and events. 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

  • The hospitality industry
  • Supervising customer service performance in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism
  • Providing customer service in hospitality
  • Food and drinks service
  • Food safety supervision for catering
  • Contemporary world and European food
  • Events organisation in hospitality
  • Front office operations in hospitality
  • Planning and managing a hospitality event

Year 2

  • Supervisory skills for the hospitality industry
  • Food service organisation
  • Asian food
  • Environment and sustainablity in hospitality
  • Hospitality business enterprise
  • e-business for hospitality
  • Marketing in hospitality
  • Human resources in hospitality
  • Financial control in hospitality

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.


100% Coursework/practical

Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs grade A*–C/9–4 (including English and maths) OR
  • Level 2 in Hospitality & Catering or Travel & Tourism (with GCSE English and maths grade A*–C/9–4) OR
  • Relevant industry experience
Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/09/18 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.