Events Assistant Apprenticeship

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  • Apprenticeship
  • Level: 3
  • Start Date: Various
  • Study Mode: Full-time


18 Months – 1 day a week in College, 4 days a week in work

Entry Requirements:

Previously experience is not usually required. Minimum of level 2 maths and English. Note: Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve these prior to taking the end point assessment. Interview and references required.

You must have an employer before you begin this course.

What's it all about?:

An Event Assistant is an entry level position, typically working within a team of people in an events company or within the events department of a larger organisation. The role will usually involve providing support to a number of event planners or project managers by carrying out a diverse range of tasks necessary to plan, organise and deliver an event. Around 75% of events are conferences, meetings, trade shows and exhibitions. Other events include outdoor events, cultural events, sporting and music events. As well as holding events in the UK, events agencies and events departments organise events in different countries around the world.

What will I do?:

The course involves the development and demonstrating of skills and knowledge across 3 broad areas, operational, professional and commercial.

You will also be required to demonstrate 9 key behaviours which include, enthusiasm, remaining calm under pressure, strong attention to detail, respect for others and flexibility.

End Point Assessment methods include a combination of project, portfolio of evidence and a professional discussion.

This qualification is graded Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction

What can I do next?:

With experience and a good track record, you could run events that have larger budgets and even progress into management.


You could be working as an Events Manager, where you will be responsible for overseeing projects from planning of an event through to the running of the event on the day. You could also work freelance or set up your own events management business.

Companies we work with:

We currently work closely with a number of companies to ensure learners are developing the skills they require to successfully progress into work with a reputable business. You could be running events for international flagship brands such as Novotel and Hampton by Hilton.

Additional Info:

Apprenticeship Standards are assessed through independent end point assessors. Your role as an apprentice may vary depending on your employer. Learners that have not yet achieved a minimum of grade 4 or C in GCSE English or Maths will be required to complete a Level 2 functional skill qualification.

Got a job?:

You must have a job to do an apprenticeship. If you already have a job you may be able to do an apprenticeship with your current employer.

if you don't yet have a job please check out our apprenticeship job vacancies.

An apprenticeship comprises two parts:

  • Typically 20% study element (at Harlow College or Stansted Airport College).
  • 80% work based element with an employer. It is your responsibility to find an employer.

How to Apply:

Call 01279 868100 and chat with one our friendly Admissions team or ask us a question 

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