Events Co-ordination

Events Co-ordination

National Certificates (NCs) are practical qualifications designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills (including Core Skills) required for further study or to gain employment.

The NC in Events Co-ordination at SCQF level 5 develops knowledge and understanding of the events industry together with practical, technical and transferable skills. This qualification covers areas such as events costing, administration and IT as well as customer care and working safely.

National Certificates (NCs) are designed for full-time delivery over one year (or part-time over two years) and are available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

This NC is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • School leavers
  • Adult returners to education
  • Learners looking to progress to an HNC/HND
  • Candidates whose first language is not English
  • Candidates in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • Employers who wish their employees to take part in continuing professional development courses
  • Candidates who are seeking national recognition of their achievements


Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in events or knowledge of hospitality would be an advantage.

Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • National Courses including National 4 English and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Other equivalent qualifications and/or experience for example Skills for Work courses
  • relevant work experience

Employment and progression

The NC in Events Co-ordination may provide progression opportunities to:

  • SCQF level 6/7
  • an HNC/HND in Events/Events Management or related area
  • a PDA in Events/Events Operations or related area
  • an SVQ in the Hospitality sector
  • employment in the events sector, perhaps as an events co-ordinator, events administrator, events marketing assistant, or temporary structure crew member

How to assess

Each Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for the Unit.

Assessment of this NC is through a series of practical assessments or tasks. Some assessments will be carried out under supervised open-book conditions, others under supervised closed-book conditions.

Assessment Support Packs (ASPs) are available for selected Units and can be found on SQA’s secure website.

There are opportunities to combine the delivery and assessment of various Units. For example, Contribute to an Event, Handling Business Documents and Customer Care for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry work well together.

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