Event Management (Level 5)

The Events industry is a rapidly growing sector in Ireland and abroad. Demand for professional event managers has increased as organisations seek to engage with their customers and other key stakeholders in more innovative ways.

This course offers students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and appropriate knowledge to prepare for careers in this specialised sector of the marketing industry. It also concentrates on developing skills in public relations, organisation, planning, IT and time management.

This course also provides a foundation in business, internet and communication. as well as a background in public relations and marketing. It will provide the student with the opportunity to showcase all the knowledge and skills learnt during the course through the planning, preparation and production a real life event.

  • QQI Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102) – NFQ Level 5
  • Certification Awarding Body: QQI
  • Award Title: Certificate in Business Studies
  • Award Code: 5M2102
  • Level: 5 – Further Education & Training

Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.

A minimum of 5 passes at ordinary level in the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent.


Leaving Certificate Vocational, Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 qualifications.

The Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for mature students and appropriate experience can be
considered as being equivalent to the Leaving Certificate.

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

  • Event Production
  • Marketing Practice
  • Media Analysis
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Safety & Health at Work

Disclaimer: The college reserves the right to make any alterations to any programme as might be required. Where there is insufficient enrolment a course may be cancelled.

For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie , www.cao.ie and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit www.cao.ie

Full-time Courses:

  • TU Dublin- BSc (Hons) Event Management -TU 954
  • IADT Dun Laoghaire-BA (Hons) Arts Management –DL822
  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Marketing – TU 922
  • NCI- BA (Hons) Marketing Practice — NC020
  • NCI- BA(Hons) Business- NC103
  • TU Dublin-BA (Ord) Advertising & Marketing Communications –
  • TU 780- TU Dublin- BA(Ord) BBus Marketing -TU 783
  • South East Technology University (SETU) – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with SETU linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-progression-scheme

Overseas Course:

  • Bucks University – BA (Hons) Events Festivals and Venue Management VFV4
    Students with five merit grades may progress to Year 1 of this course

I had an amazing year in Ballsbridge College. The staff and teachers are brilliant! They supported and encouraged each student to reach their full potential and helped me achieve results I didn’t think were possible. I gained valuable experience, met new people and had fun, all while studying and learning. The Level 5 Event Management course helped me to find a passion in something that I could pursue as a career. I studied Event Production and Marketing and learned the important role the media play in this industry! The teachers helped greatly by sharing resources and their experiences from their own careers. I gained the knowledge to further my studies in Event Management and I am now studying for a Level 8 degree, in Event Management in TU Dublin. In conclusion, I would say, Ballsbridge College has an amazing community spirit, both within the college and within the local area.”  

Louise Nagle, Event Management graduate 2020, progressed to BSc. Event Management, TUD

I discovered Ballsbridge College of Further Education through a college fair leaflet. I studied Event Management in Ballsbridge with the intention of using the PLC Course as my path to third-level education. The course was very enjoyable and I studied challenging and interesting subjects I had never studied before such as Media Analysis and Marketing. You are challenged through the course at times which I found beneficial as it prepares you for the kind of work expected in college.

The year I spent in Ballsbridge was amazing and after all the hard work I had put in I was offered a place on the Level 8 Event Management course in TU Dublin. I truly believe it was down to Ballsbridge College and their committed staff in trying to help you get to where you want to go. For that I’m eternally grateful.”  

Holly Duff, Event Management graduate 2019, progressed to Event Management, TU Dublin

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