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Claydon High School

KS4 Events Management

Teacher: Mr M Ismay

The events industry brings in more than £40 billion to the UK economy. The UK has been host to many international sporting events such as the 2012 Olympics, the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and Rugby World Cup in 2015, as well as the Tour de France. The UK is not only host to sporting events; each year the World Travel Market and other international exhibitions are held here. There are well-known festivals such as Glastonbury and film premieres such as the Harry Potter series that regularly take place in the UK. According to the Britain for Events promotional campaign, there are more than 1 milliion corporate events every year in over 100,000 venues across the UK. This shows how vast and diverse the industry is.

What will I learn?

Students will learn how organisations operate and what they have to take into account to be successful. There is the opportunity to learn about issues related to health and safety, finance and customer service, all of which are useful for learners who decide the events industry is not for them. This understanding is transferable to lots of other industries. In this qualification, students will also have the opportunity to develop skills such as administration, communication and planning as well as transferable skills of problem-solving, organisation and time management.

How will I be assessed?

Exam Board:  WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Events Operations

There are 3 units which have to be completed. Unit 1, Events Industry, is an online exam which lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes and is worth 90 marks. Students will have to complete a series of short and extended answer questions based around applied situations. Unit 2, Event Operations, and Unit 3, Event Planning, are internally assessed and externally moderated controlled assessment which is carried out under exam conditions. Students have to complete all 3 units.

Where will this take me?

Event Operations has been designed to support learners in schools and colleges who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study. This further study would provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to employment. Employment in events management can range from administration, crowd control, event sales, event branding, exhibition organisation and communications.


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