If you are excited by the prospect of organising, coordinating, and creating a wide range of events and conferences then this is the course for you. It will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in this exciting and vibrant industry. You will also have the opportunity to participate in many college and external events.

The course will aid the development of transferable skills which are applicable to further study and improve the skills and knowledge required to provide high quality customer care and enhance your employability.

You will learn through a mixture of role play, practical work and experience, and theoretical learning. You will be expected to participate and contribute in class and study outwith class as needed, including independent and self-directed study.

Over the duration of the course, you will gain a better understanding of planning work needed as part of an events/travel and tourism team, and that would be required to set up your own business. Assessment is through your coursework and reports, and both open and closed book assessments.

  • Digital skills
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Customer care
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Communication
  • IT skills
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Perseverance
  • Vocationally relevant employability skills
  • Knowledge of tourist destinations and the different roles you work in
  • Synthesise information
  • Resilience
  • Motivation
  • Independent learning skills
  • One year full-time
  • Organising an event
  • Human resource management
  • Behavioural skills for business
  • Live performance events
  • Events industry: an introduction
  • Marketing
  • Event budgeting and funding
  • Event legislation
  • Live performance events
  • Food and beverage events

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in a relevant subject
  • Advanced Certificate: Tourism with Events (to include 12 SQA units at SCQF Level 5 or above including Communication and Numeracy as well as the Developing Skills unit)
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • Events coordinator
  • Conference organiser
  • Fundraiser
  • Self-employed events coordinator
  • Exhibition organiser
  • Corporate promotion
  • Live performance manager
  • If practical training/visits are arranged, you will be required to make a contribution to the cost
  • Online application
  • Satisfactory personal statement
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • In the case of Fife school leavers, the College will request a Transition Form from your school