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First Aid


  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
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    SCQF Level:   07


This course will help you develop a wide range of skills and prepare you for work in the exciting and vibrant events industry. You will cover a broad range of subjects relating to event management, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to organise and manage a number of events at different levels.

Scotland has a huge amount to offer in terms of events on both a local and international scale, consequently there are many employment opportunities in this area, for example, Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Christmas.

Read about Jordan McDonald's West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

     You will gain knowledge and expertise in topics such as:

    • Event planning and organisation
    • Events legislation
    • Event budgeting
    • Finance
    • Event management
    • Communication skills

Why choose this course

You will help organising a number of events varying in scale, have the opportunity to undertake Internships with SCVO at The Gathering, Neil's Hugs Foundation, Food Creations, Party at the Palace and Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa Edinburgh.

You will also have the opportunity to become associate students in conjunction with Queen Margaret University.

Entry requirements

  • One relevant Higher (eg English, history, modern studies) or appropriate range of SQA units at Level 6

We encourage students with work experience to apply.

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    Where it leads

    Education: possible progression to an HND course with another college. Possible progression to 2nd year of a degree course.

    Employment: this course will prepare you for employment within the vibrant events industry in roles such as events co-ordinator, wedding planner or events manager.

Interview arrangements

After application to this course you will be invited to college for a welcoming chat and for further information about the course, no formal interview required is required.

Automatic acceptance will be based on your qualification/experience.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.