Events (PDA)

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


The PDA in Events is aimed at employees in industry or those who are unable to undertake a full-time programme. The professional development award develops knowledge and skills of the main occupational areas in the events industry increasing employment opportunities or enhancing already established skills at supervisory level.

This PDA has been developed in partnership with industry and is therefore fit for purpose for today’s vibrant, dynamic sector. It helps employers meet skills gaps and allows learners to gain relevant knowledge and skills allowing for career progression. It is also designed for those in training who are seeking employment in the industry.

You will study 3 units totalling 4 credits at SCQF level 7.

What you will study:
Event Industry: An Introduction; Event Budgeting and Funding; Event Legislation: Safety and Licensing.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, or 3 subjects at National 5, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6 in Events, or relevant work experience.

Progression Routes

Employment and career progression opportunities within a wide variety of roles within the events sector.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

23 weeks


Food, Events, Hospitality and Tourism

SCQF Level


Career Area

Performing Arts