Events

Why should I study events?

International conferences and business events in the UK are projected to be worth £19.4 billion by 2026, with 4,300 people employed as events managers within Scotland. Events are a part of every day life with events ranging from corporate functions and weddings to large scale international events such as music festivals, meaning you can specialise in your area of interest.

Events managers earn up to £40,000 a year, and there are many opportunities in the sector.

Working in this industry you would organise all sorts of promotional, business and social events. You’d make sure they run smoothly and that everyone who attends has a great time.

You would control the whole project and lead a team who will help with planning at the start to running the event on the day.

What jobs can I get in this area?

You can get jobs such as events manager, events co-ordinator or similar role in marketing. There are opportunities in public relations, promotions, care, hospitality, and travel and tourism.

There are also opportunities to become self employed or to start your own business. 

How are the courses taught?

You’ll learn through work placement, groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers. You’ll learn from experts in the field, and be introduced to professionals in the sector.

What courses does the college offer?

We offer events courses at different levels. All our courses prepare you for employment in industry or for further training or qualifications.

  • NC 5 Travel and Tourism with Events
  • HNC Events

Where have previous students gone after completing their course?

Previous students have gone on to set up their own events companies and to work for local and national events organisations.

Seonaid Berry - HND Events Management

"I loved the College environment, the location and the lecturers seemed really focused and knowledgeable."

Seonaid Berry - HND Events Management

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