HND Events Management

The principle aim of this 2 year qualification is to allow candidates to gain a full introduction and understanding of the events sector.

The events sector is a very exciting place to be, and there are many opportunities both nationally and internationally to progress your career. 


Year 1

  • Organising an Event
  • Events Industry: An Introduction
  • Events Legislation
  • Event Budgeting and Funding
  • Software Application Packages

Year 2

  • Managing an Event
  • Human Resource Management
  • Preparing a Formal Business Plan
  • Public Relations
  • Contracts and Protection

  • Events Supervisor
  • Wedding Planner
  • PR/ Marketing Assistant
  • Events Fundraising Assistant
  • Event organiser

On successful completion of this course students may progress onto a related degree programme.

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for entry into year 3 of the following degree programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Events Management - University West of Scotland
  • BA (Hons) Business - - University West of Scotland 
  • BA (Hons) International Tourism and Events - Glasgow Caledonian
  • BA (Hons) Business Management - Glasgow Caledonian
  • BA (Hons) Events and Festival Management - Queen Margaret University
  • BA (Hons) Events Management - Robert Gordon University
  • BA (Hons) Events Management - University of the Highlands and Islands
  • BA (Hons) International Festival & Events Management - Edinburgh Napier

Please note articulation links are subject to change and do not guarantee a place on any university course. Students can still apply for entry to year 1 or 2 of many of these degree programmes and should check with individual universities for more detail. Each institution will have specific entry requirements.

Opportunities to Work Abroad

Forth Valley College are officially partnered with - CCUSA - Summer camp jobs, work and travel experiences, and volunteer adventures in the USA and around the world.

CCUSA specialise in providing exciting summer opportunities in America and Canada. This opportunity can provide a once in a lifetime experience and increase your employability post studies.

One of the following:

  • 2 Highers at grade C or above and three National 4 Awards (or equivalent) including English and Maths.
  • Successful completion of a relevant access course or an appropriate group of National Qualification units.
  • Successful completion of the NC Events Co-ordination.

    Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications, will be considered.

    Additional requirements:

  • Successful completion of interview.

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Stirling Campus



Start date

21 August 2023

SCQF Level

Level 8