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DK752
Event Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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This course will cover a broad spectrum of modules relating to Event Management including Event, Conference & Corporate Hospitality, Tourism, Business Maths, Database Management & Web Design, Advertising and Public Relations, French/ German/ Spanish and HR.

There is also a compulsory 24 week Internship in Year 2.

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This involves health and safety, organisation of equipment, transport, facilities, and costs. Suitable for those who aspire to work within the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Exhibitions sector. Students taking the Hospitality Management stream with French or German must have attained a minimum of OB3 OR HD1 in French or German. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary for this programme.


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess at least 1 distinction or 2 Merits

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Career opportunities include:

  • Municipal government
  • Tourism and Economic Development
  • Charitable non-profit organisations
  • Convention Centres
  • International Hotel Groups
  • Incentive Travel
  • Non-profit and profit-making community festivals
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Entrepreneurial and Consultancy Enterprise



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