National Certificate Events Co-ordination SCQF level 5

National Certificate Events Co-ordination SCQF level 5

National Certificates (NCs) provide learners with practical and theoretical knowledge which meets the needs of employers. They also offer a platform from which learners can progress through further and higher education.

The NC in Events Co-ordination at SCQF level 5 allows learners to develop knowledge and understanding of the events industry in areas such as events organisation and events costing. It also develops key transferable skills in areas such as customer care, health and safety, and marketing.

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

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Qualification structure

Group award code: GR8E 45 (72 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Certificate consists of 9 mandatory unit(s) (54 SCQF credit points) and 3 optional units (18 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory units include:

  • Contribute to an Event
  • Events Industry: An Overview
  • Events Costing: An Introduction
  • Processing Business Documents
  • Event Organisation
  • IT Solutions for Administrators
  • Health and Safety in Hospitality
  • Developing Customer Care in Hospitality/Skills for Customer Care

See the group award specification (428 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units.

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Group Award code: GD0M 45 (72 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level: 5

This group award has been replaced.

Lapsing period start: 31/07/2021

It finishes on: 31/07/2024

The National Certificate in Events Co-ordination at SCQF level 5 consists of eight mandatory Unit(s) (48 SCQF credit points) and four optional Units (24 SCQF credit points).

National Certificate Events Co-ordination SCQF level 5 group award specification (487 KB)

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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 theoretical and practical assessments or tasks. Some assessments will be carried out under supervised open-book conditions, others under supervised closed-book conditions.

Assessment support packs 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 Developing Customer Care in Hospitality could work well together.

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Why study this qualification

The National Certificate in Events Co-ordination is designed for a wide range of learners, including:

  • school leavers
  • adults returning to education
  • learners looking to progress to HNC/HND level study
  • learners whose first language is not English
  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • employers who wish their employees to take part in short, continuing professional development courses
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition for their achievements

The qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for a career in the events industry in a wide range of roles ¿ for example as an events co-ordinator or an events administrator. It will also enable you to progress to more advanced qualifications in events or similar areas such as hospitality or tourism.

In completing the qualification you will develop knowledge and understanding of how the events industry functions, as well as key skills required to work proficiently within this industry.

You will also develop important Core Skills in Problem Solving and Working with Others as well as employability skills and transferable skills ¿ including customer care, IT and health and safety.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, you would benefit from having the skills, knowledge and understanding required by one or more of the following (or equivalent qualifications and/or experience):

  • National Qualifications including National 4 English and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • other equivalent NC level courses/Skills for Work courses
  • relevant work experience

Employment and progression

You could use this Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5 award to progress to a level 6 or 7 qualification such as:

  • an HNC/HND in Events/Events Management or related area
  • a PDA in Events/Events operations in related area
  • an SVQ in the hospitality sector

You could also use it to get a job in the events sector, perhaps as an events co-ordinator, events administrator or events marketing assistant.

Qualification structure

Group award code: GR8E 45 (72 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Certificate consists of 9 mandatory unit(s) (54 SCQF credit points) and 3 optional units (18 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory units include:

  • Contribute to an Event
  • Events Industry: An Overview
  • Events Costing: An Introduction
  • Processing Business Documents
  • Event Organisation
  • IT Solutions for Administrators
  • Health and Safety in Hospitality
  • Developing Customer Care in Hospitality/Skills for Customer Care

See the group award specification (428 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units.

Unit search

Group Award code: GD0M 45 (72 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level: 5

This group award has been replaced.

Lapsing period start: 31/07/2021

It finishes on: 31/07/2024

The National Certificate in Events Co-ordination at SCQF level 5 consists of eight mandatory Unit(s) (48 SCQF credit points) and four optional Units (24 SCQF credit points).

National Certificate Events Co-ordination SCQF level 5 group award specification (487 KB)

Unit search

Resources

Your college will advise you if any resources are required.