Events HNC

UCAS code 128N
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

The HNC Events provides a qualification understood and respected by employers from a diverse range of industries

The course will provide a range of theoretical and practical skills required to become an events manager. Successful completion of the course will allow graduates to leave with a broad experience in organising as well as supporting events of all sizes.

Full-time students can apply for The Kingsmills Scholarship

Special features

  • You will develop skills that will prepare you for employment in the events industry in a supervisory level post.
  • You will gain an understanding of the role and application of the skills required in the events industry.
  • You will develop key transferable skills, which are relevant to a range of industries


Entry requirements

  • 1 Higher plus 2 Standard Grades at Level 3 or above (1 Standard Grade to be English) OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above OR
  • SVQ Level 3 in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership; City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service; NC Events Co-ordination
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply

Access routes

  • SVQ Level 3 in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service
  • NC Events Co-ordination

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units include:

  • Organising an Event
  • Events Industry: An Introduction
  • Event Legislation: Safety and Licensing
  • Event Budgeting and Funding
  • Information Technology Applications Software 1
  • Communication: Business Communication
  • Marketing: An Introduction
  • Events: Graded Unit 1

Optional subjects may include:

  • Work Experience
  • Research Skills
  • Behavioural Skills for Business
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Human Resource Management: An Introduction

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials.

You will be assessed through essays, reports, presentations, case studies and practical projects.

How long will my course last?

  • Full Time: 1 Year
  • Part Time: 2 Years

How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17 2017-18*
Full-time per year
£1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN unit) £86 £86

*The Home-Scotland/EU fee has not yet been agreed by the Scottish Government.  The indicative fee level is shown in the table.

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17 2017-18
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434 £434

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17 2017-18
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434 £434

 **There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the course you may seek employment as:

  • Events Manager
  • Events Assistant
  • Events Organiser
  • Events Co-ordinator.

Can I progress into further study?

Further study may include entry to year 2 of BA Tourism and Hospitality.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Events HNC

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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