Events Assistant

Apprenticeship Standard , Level 3
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“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”


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Did you know!

  • The largest recruiters for events assistant roles are global hotel chains.
  • 92.7% of apprentices who used our recruitment service would recommend it to a friend.
  • The average salary for a qualified events assistant is £26,372.

Course Information


This apprenticeship involves working as an events assistant. An events assistant is an entry level position, typically involving working within an events company or within the events department of a larger organisation.


This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mix
of college and work-based learning. Apprentices will
also have regular meetings with the assessor who
will also involve their manager in regular progress
reviews. You will learn topics such as; Providing on-site assistance at an event, Understanding clients’ needs, and Managing and reconciling event budgets.

Who is this course for?

This apprenticeship is for someone who wants to support running events. The role would usually provide 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. These tasks may include searching for the right location and venue for the event, working with the design team on the look and feel of the event or organising dealing with logistics such as transportation and catering.

Course units/modules

Units include:

  • Gathering and collating information
  • Providing on-site assistance at an event
  • Managing time effectively
  • Using event technology platforms and in-house bespoke software
  • Understanding clients’ needs
  • Managing and reconciling event budgets

Benefits and skills

Learning and gaining a qualification whilst working for an employer.

Entry requirements

The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships. There are no formal entry requirements but GCSE grade 4 and above or equivalent in English and Maths would be an advantage.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Career progression will be based on the employer. Roles could include Events Manager or Wedding Coordinator. Course progression includes Level 4 Project Management.

Assessment types

The end-point assessment takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development, after a minimum of 18 months of on-programme learning. It will consist of a project (50%), portfolio of evidence and professional discussion (50%), which is carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the gateway process. The apprenticeship is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on the apprentice’s performance in the end- point assessment.

Course details

Duration: 18 months
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 74426-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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