Level 3 Diploma in Live Events and Promotion

Level 3 Diploma in Live Events and Promotion

SQA code: GK2F 57
Ofqual code:  601/5126/2
Total Qualification Time: 385
Guided Learning Hours: 276
Credit value: 39

The Level 3 Diploma in Live Events and Promotion covers the following areas:

  • assisting in the identification of funding streams for live events
  • activities to secure funding for a live event
  • preparing and maintaining a budget for a live event

This qualification has been developed in partnership with Creative & Cultural Skills to ensure it meets the needs of the industry.

It may be available through employers, training providers and colleges in England and Wales.

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

This qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience.

Its primary purpose is to confirm the learner's occupational competence to work as an events administrator, co-ordinator or manager in the live music and promotions industry. As a work-related, competence-based qualification it provides confirmation to employers and industry managers that the learner has the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to progress in the industry, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).


The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • preparing learners for employment
  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • preparing learners to progress to another qualification
  • meeting relevant programmes of learning
  • giving learners personal growth and engagement in learning

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 39 credits. They must complete five mandatory units plus eight optional units from the qualification structure. (See Qualification content and delivery tools)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • learners with no prior experience
  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • learners not in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • apprentices
  • school leavers
  • adults returning to education
  • individuals who wish to start their own business

It is mainly taken by individuals employed in assisting in live events and promotions as:

  • an events manager
  • an events co-ordinator or events administrator


Entry to the qualification is at the discretion of the centre. Learners may find it helpful if they have already completed a Level 2 qualification.


This qualification is a mandatory component in the Live Events and Promotion Apprenticeship in England (as detailed in SASE).


The Diploma in Live Events and Promotion can lead to employment within the live events and promotion industry, particularly when it is taken as a component of an Apprenticeship in Live Events and Promotion.

This qualification provides learners with the technical and specialist knowledge and skills to work as an events manager, events co-ordinator or events administrator. Learners may progress to senior roles within the live events and promotion sector.

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Qualification structure

The qualification requires the learner to complete five mandatory units (credit value 17) and seven optional units (credit value 22).

Please refer to the qualification structure (112 KB) for more information.

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How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the assessment criteria, assessment (evidence) requirements and guidance on instruments of assessment for the unit.

The qualification is assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence which details what the learner has completed at work. This can be gathered through observation, professional discussion, witness testimony or supporting documentary evidence. The assessor can work alongside the learner to confirm that they have met the requirements of the qualification and that they are therefore competent in their role.

Competence is displayed through the assessor observing the learner demonstrate that they carry out their normal work activities competently and to the industry standard and comply with current legislation and company procedures.

The assessment process will ensure that the learner can complete the tasks that they have been directed to undertake and that they can interpret the instructions correctly. They will demonstrate that they can select the appropriate resources for the tasks and can complete them within the given timescales and specifications.

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