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Management of Events and Hospitality BTEC Level 3 at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Management of Events & Hospitality?

This exciting course will prepare you to manage events, supervise and ultimately manage various sectors of the industry, namely hotels, pubs, cruise ships, restaurants and corporate hospitality providers such as sporting stadia and conference centres. The skills acquired are transferrable to many occupational areas.

We give our students the best chance to develop their employability skills through links to local industry. We work closely with a number of local employers to offer realistic work opportunities and work placements.

As well as the highly-skilled and knowledgeable staff at the college, the course is complemented by some units of study being delivered by working with industry experts. This gives an authentic feel to the content of the course, and brings it to life. To add to this authenticity, students are invited to organise their own event in our very own restaurant on-site at college.

Not only do students gain the qualification upon completion of the course, they can also pick up important ones along the way such as the food hygiene certificate - a must for those looking to get a job within a food environment. Important aspects of event management are comprehensively covered, such as communication and teamwork to complement the more technical skills needed to work in a kitchen or restaurant.

Students have experienced an exciting range of enrichment activities. Some examples are:

  • Tatton Flower Show
  • Puma and MacDonald’s Hotel visits
  • Waddecar – team building day
  • A variety of industry leading guest speakers

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 93% of students achieving high grades.

What will I learn?

You will study approximately nineteen units over a two year period, including:

  • The hospitality industry
  • Food and beverage service
  • Personal selling
  • Human resources – policies and procedures relating to the management of people
  • Event planning and management
  • Work experience – an opportunity to gain lots of industry experience at different, often prestigious venues

Entry requirements

For access to our Advanced Vocational courses, our entry requirements are 5 x Grade 4 equivalent (5 x Grade 4 or C). This should include Maths or English (Language or Literature) at Grade 4, and no less than a 3 in the other.

The Management of Events and Hospitality does not have any specific additional requirements.


How is the course assessed?

A wide range of learning and assessment methods including:

  • Reports
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Practical sessions
  • Observations
  • Log book/diary
  • Posters

The course is roughly 70% theory and 30% practical. The practical element is demonstrated through a variety of activities in Foxholes, the college’s restaurant.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

This can lead to many different career choices in an expanding market including:

  • Event coordinator
  • All levels of the food service and kitchen team
  • Bar supervisor/manager 
  • Hotel general manager/operations manager/ food and beverage manager
  • Human resources
  • Sales and marketing

Many of our students go on to university following this course to study:

  • Event Management
  • Festival and Event Management with Entrepreneurship
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Tourism and Events Management

Where are you going?

  • Events Co-ordinator
  • Bar Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Party Planner

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 April 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: LVEDHOS

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