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Event Management

This is the second year of the Event Management Programme and is a blend of classroom theory and practical activities.

What can I do next?

This course enables students to pursue a career in a wide range of fields, including product launches, theme parties, festivals, concerts, VIP events, ceremonies, weddings, conferences, press conferences and team building events. On completion, you may choose to progress to a Higher National Diploma or University or go stright into employment

After you have successfully  comleted this course , you can choose to

  • Enter into employment in this industry
  • Progress on to Higher Education courses eg our HND in Hospitality and Event Management or an Events Degree at University   



What will I be doing?

The course is a blend of classroom learning in world class facilities at our Broxbourne Campus. The course also offers a unique opportunity to gain unrivalled work experience in a variety of roles and areas in the events industry. Past placements and employer partners include: Comic Con, Standon Calling, St Albans Fashion Week, Ware Dickensian Evening. Many previous learners have been offered paid work upon completion of these placements.

Students can also benefit for opportunities for deeper learning where they are able to make connections between units and select areas of interest for detailed study. Learners can therefore develop knowledge and academic study skills required for progression to university degree courses, including:

  • Active research skills
  • Effective writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Team building
  • Exam preparation skills
  • Digital literacy
  • Competence in assessment methods used in Higher Education

Course content and structure:

Year 2 Units

  • Financial Control
  • Food and Drink Service 
  • Alchoholic Beverages 
  • European Food 
  • Hospitality Business  Enterprise 
  • Personal and Professional Development 




Added Extras

As a BTEC Level 3 student at Hertford Regional College, you have the fantastic opportunity to engage in a range of different activities to support your studies. These include:

  • Trips and visits to events and venues
  • Guest lecturers and networking with industry professionals
  • International trips
  • Opportunities to gain work experience and enrichment

How will I be assessed?

BTEC Nationals allow for a variety of forms of assessment evidence. Learners will need to carry out research and analysis and demonstrate practical skills.

Below are some examples used as a form of assessment:

  • Written reports and essays
  • In class tests
  • Examinations
  • Creation of documents
  • Work based projects
  • PowerPoint (or similar) presentations
  • Working logbooks and reflective journals

Entry requirements

Learners may only enrol having achieved a minimum of a Merit in the first year and met expectations for timekeeping, attendance and behaviour.

What do I need to bring?

To engage in the full experience of being a BTEC Level 3 student, you will need to have a valid passport that will enable you to attend international locations. You will be required to work occasional evenings / weekends as part of your assessment and work experience.

Fee Information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2021.

If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2021, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay approx. £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £5500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2020/21 and could be subject to change for 2021/22).

Fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £3500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2020/21 and could be subject to change for 2021/22).

If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free training if the course you choose is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification. You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

For these costs please contact our Information Centre on 01992 411411 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2021-22 costs and may be subject to change

Additional Costs

You will be required to pay a £200.00 fee to cover the cost of obtaining your Personal Licence and educationsl trips.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in an optional, but recommended, overseas residential trip at an approximate cost of £400.00. Previous destinations have included Berlin, Budapest and Barcelona.

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