Course Code
24210 18
Course Title
Level 3
1 year
Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs A-C.
Start Date
Days and Times

Entrance requirements

5 GCSE’s A-C.

Course Description

The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Event Management (QCF) is for learners who work in, or want to work within, the area of event venues, events organisation or events exhibitions.

Who is the course suitable for?

It gives learners the opportunity to:

  • develop knowledge related to the events industry, planning events, health and safety, setup and breakdown, managing the running of events, evaluation and reporting and working relationships
  • a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification.

Course content

BTEC Subsidiary in BUSINESS

Mandatory units:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication

Management units

  • Training in the Business Workplace
  • Managing a Business Event
  • Developing Teams in Business
  • Managing Physical Resources in a Business Environment

Marketing units

  • Creative Product Promotion
  • Market Research in Business
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Internet Marketing in Business

Event management Units

  • Understanding the Events Industry
  • Understanding How to Research and Report Information to Plan and Organise an Event
  • Understanding Operational Event Planning
  • Understanding Health, Safety and Security at Events Sites
  • Understanding Event Setup and Breakdown
  • Understanding How to Manage the Running of an Event
  • Understanding Event Evaluation and Reporting
  • Understanding Working Relationships in the Events Industry
  • Researching and Reporting Information to Plan and Organise an Event
  • Operational Event Planning
  • Managing the Setup and Breakdown of an Event
  • Managing the Running of an Event
  • Overseeing Health, Safety and Security at Events Sites
  • Evaluating and Reporting Events
  • Establishing and Developing Working Relationships in the Events Industry

Development of Maths and English

Students who are 16-18 and have not yet achieved at least a C grade in English and Maths will have to continue, as per government requirements.

At Central Bedfordshire College Students who have a D in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE subjects in order to obtain at least a C grade at GCSE level.

Employability Skills Development

All students will be required to attend work experience in an external environment once a week and attend SOME Saturday sessions in college for work based learning sessions.

How will the course be taught?

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge and understanding of each unit including health and safety for all services.

How will I know how well I am doing?

Through on-going assessment in practical skills and theory tests as well as study programmes and work experience. Pro monitor will track all progress made Through one to one sessions with your tutor throughout the course.

Are there any additional costs?

What course can I do next?

Where can I get further support / advice?

Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website:

How do I join the course?

Fill in an application form on line and you will be invited for a presentation and interview with one of the tutors.

Course Fees

Fees vary from year to year and need to be discussed on interview.

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