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Event Management & Hospitality Extended Diploma Level 3 at Bolton College

Course description

Study programme overview

Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

This course has been designed to introduce you to the exciting and expanding world of event & hospitality management with areas of study including the Hospitality Industry, Event Organisation, Planning & Managing an Event and Marketing for Hospitality.

As part of the programme you will demonstrate effective event management skills by planning, setting up and running your own events as well as investigating and developing the key skills needed for this fast-paced and fun industry. You will have the opportunity to complete a 50-day work experience programme, working for a business in the industry.

Course content

What you'll learn

This course is equivalent to three A-Level grades (A*-C) and provides you with a practical insight into the world of event & hospitality management. The units include:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Providing Customer Service in Hospitality
  • Financial Control in Hospitality
  • Supervisory Skills in the Hospitality Industry
  • E Business for Hospitality
  • Promotional Skills for Hospitality

You will also continue to develop your English and maths skills throughout the course. If required for your chosen career or HE course, you may wish to study English & maths to Level 3.


The course will be delivered by experienced tutors with first-hand experience from the industry. As well as classroom teaching, you will get to investigate local and national event management companies, meet guest speakers from these businesses, enjoy visits to their place of work and take part in events. You will participate in regional and national enterprise competitions and you will be given the opportunity to complete relevant work experience.

Elements of study

Your programme consists of the following elements:

  • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
  • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
  • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)

Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills).

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We ask that you have four GCSEs grades 9-4 (A-C) including Maths and English and we will also invite you to attend an interview and provide a satisfactory school reference.



There will be continuous assessment throughout the course based on a range of assignments and activities. These will include a mixture of:

  • Practical activities
  • Presentations
  • Observations
  • Written reports
  • Professional discussions
  • Group assessments
  • Role Play

Exam (one online, one written).

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The College will support you throughout your time here; you will receive personal support from both your tutor and your Learning & Development Mentor. Support is also available from our dedicated Student Services team for personal, financial and careers guidance.

During their last visit, Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.

Future opportunities

Future opportunities

After you have completed the course you could progress on to Higher Education and study Event & Hospitality related courses.

Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for an Events Management Apprenticeship and work as an apprentice Events Organiser.

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Following further study you could work as:

  • A Conference & Event Planner where you can earn between £16,000-£35,000 a year, depending on experience
  • Project Manager where you can earn between £30,000-£50,000 a year, depending on experience

Sales Manager where you can earn between £18,000-£35,000 a year, depending on experience.

Further information


We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:

  • Guest speaker sessions from local entrepreneurs
  • Working to live business briefs including University of Bolton Stadium and Bolton Food & Drinks Festival
  • Annual enterprise challenge/competition

Further information

Our £75 million campus offers:

  • A fitness suite and sports hall
  • Training Kitchens and Signature Restaurant – run by learners for public use
  • Apple Mac suites
  • Libraries
  • A theatre and dance studios
  • A café selling Costa coffee
  • Wella-approved hair salons

We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.

Number 1 for Achievement Rates

We’re the number one General Tertiary College for 16-18 achievement rates for higher level qualifications in Greater Manchester.

Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’

During their last inspection, Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.

Open Events

Discover what Bolton College can do for you by attending one of our Young People’s Open Events at our Deane Road campus.

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 4.30pm – 7pm

Thursday 22nd November 2018, 4.30pm – 7pm

Tuesday 5th February 2019, 4.30pm – 7pm

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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: 21 December 2018
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