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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Event Management - AO

Course Code: C3796
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19

This is a two-year programme and is designed for students who are interested in the Events, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industries. It broadly equates to two A Levels plus a Level 3 certificate. Over the two years, students will complete a Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism, a Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality and a Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Event Management. This will give a detailed insight to three vocational areas that are very relevant to the diverse Northern Ireland Events and Tourism industry. Tourism NI has designated the events industry as a key economic driver and examples of flagship events critical to the NI market include – The Northwest 200 motorcycle races, The World Economic forum “Shape Europe 2018” conference, Belsonic Music Festival, The British Open golf tournament and many others. All serve to contribute to some 40,000 jobs in Northern Ireland’s tourism industry.

Modules will include, Planning and organising an event, Working relationships, Event setup and break down, Health, safety and Security at an event, Event evaluation and reporting, The hospitality industry, Customer service, The travel and tourism sector, Business of travel and tourism, UK as a destination and Visitor attractions.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

Career Opportunities / Progression

This programme will give you the opportunity to progress directly into careers in the local events, travel, tourism or hospitality industry e.g. event’s organisers, tourist attractions, travel centres, hotels etc.

The course is equal to two A Levels and students with relevant grades may progress onto a Foundation Degree in collaboration with Ulster University in International Travel and Tourism Management, International Hospitality Management or Event Management at Belfast Metropolitan College.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at You will need to have at least four GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent, including English. All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

Students will visit different attractions on the course at an additional cost of approximately £20.00.

Contact Information

Sheelagh O’Kane, Tel: 028 9026 5021 or email: [email protected]