Events Management

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus


This course is aimed at those who wish to work at a managerial level in the fast-paced and dynamic events industry; a rapidly expanding area of professional opportunities in areas such as festivals, hospitality, exhibitions, music, sport and the arts. In this industry you will be expected to possess a range of key skills and for this reason, course content focuses on team work, problem solving, evaluation and analysis, as well as factors like budgeting and marketing.

You will study the industry as a whole, but also delve into specific areas of the industry such as legislation, safety and licensing, creating a culture of customer care and project management - skills that you will put to the test when you plan and organise your own, real life events! You will also focus on specific kinds of events, such as food and beverage, and live performances.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English or an English based subject; (Foundation Apprenticeship may be accepted in place of 1 Higher). Or successful completion of an appropriate non-advanced college course. All applicants should show an interest in and aptitude for the subject. Interview.

Progression Routes

Year 3 of an event management degree course at university.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Tourism and Events

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR


Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing