Introduction to Events Hospitality (NQ) @ SCQF Level 5


This course gives you the skills you need to organise and arrange events and provide great customer care when you are serving food and drink. 

You will gain real life work experience by serving real food to real customers in our Zest restaurant at our Dumfries Campus. You’ll get ‘hands on’ experience of waiting at tables - explaining to customers about the dishes available, taking orders and serving. 

You will learn about food and drink products, so you can advise your customers on their choices. 

You will also find out what you need to know to successfully work in the hospitality industry, including food hygiene and safety. 

You will: 

Participate in real functions such as business events or bespoke dinners. 

Go on visits to hotels, restaurants, bars, or clubs. 

Go on work placement to local Hotels and Restaurants. 

Work with leading employers, successful venue owners and industry suppliers. 

You will build transferable Essential Skills to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work.

Course code





Full Time Attendance 2 or 3 days per week. 1 year (36 weeks).

Entry Requirements

A real interest in working in the hospitality industry 

One National 5 or 3 National 4 qualifications relevant Standard Grades at General Level OR a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent 

Core skills of Communication and Numeracy at Level 4 or above

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you may be asked to attend an informal information and interview session.  
This may be a face-to-face interview or an interview on Teams to further discuss your application. You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  
This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment.  
During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

Course Content

You will study, 

Customer Care for Hospitality and Events. 

Events Industry: An Overview. 

Food Hygiene for the Hospitality Industry. 

Service of Food and Drink. 

Events Organisation. 

Contribute to an Event. 

Events Costing. 

Events Costing: An Introduction. 


(The units may be subject to change)


Continuous assessment in practical lessons. 

Written assessments on theoretical topics; including closed book assessments. 

Assessment will be by observation during practical activities (some of which may relate to more than one unit)


HNC Managing an Event

Career Prospects

The qualification will allow the learner to develop both the theoretical knowledge and vocational skills needed to pursue employment and/or further study in the events sector. 

The possibility of multiple exit routes provides learners with achievable choices and will put them in a stronger position to move to the next stage of their study or career development and should increase their chances of doing this successfully.

Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary or EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) funding for this course. Please contact a member of the funding team for details.

Selling Points

This course will give you an introduction to a career in hospitality and the events Industry. It covers a wide range of general events, business, and specific industry-related topics to develop your knowledge and skills in events planning. The events industry is a diverse and exciting one, offering many areas for employment, across the UK.