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Event Management Courses

Event Management Apprenticeship Standard – Event Assistant


Events cover a broad range of activities as well as sizes, from small numbers of attendees through to thousands. Around 75% of events are conferences, meetings, trade shows and exhibitions. Other events include outdoor events, cultural events, sporting and music events. Companies use events to bring together different groups of people: from employees attending a sales conference; to customers or suppliers attending the launch of a new product; to shareholders gathering at a conference designed to attract new investors. The Events apprenticeship is ideal for those either looking to enter or to further their knowledge in working in events.

Who is it for?

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 events organised may be for the company where the Event Assistant is working, or could be for a variety of different clients including large corporations, smaller companies and not for-profit organisations.

What impact will the programme have on Event Staff?


  • Enable the individual to see how an event moves through its lifecycle from research and planning to delivery and evaluation
  • Contribute to reports, event project plans and written presentations for clients
  • Understand the respective roles of different functions: logistics, production, creative and design in event management; what each area is responsible for and how they contribute to the successful delivery of an event
  • How different venues may be suited a particular event based on clients' needs
  • How event logistics can impact on the smooth running of an event
  • Each aspect of event logistics: the venue, delegate management, transportation, accommodation, catering
  • How the event suppliers combine to contribute to deliver an event
  • What the onsite team at an event are responsible for and how they work to ensure that the client's and all the delegates needs are met
  • How to respond to requests from the different functional teams and carry out a variety of daily and weekly tasks to assist in the planning and preparation of an event
  • Provide assistance onsite at an event by registering delegates or by helping to assist the onsite team with a variety of tasks
  • Manage time effectively by understanding how to prioritise tasks according to their importance and urgency for the stakeholders of an event
  • Use software packages to create word processing and spreadsheet documents
  • Use a range of event technology platforms and in-house bespoke software systems and databases
  • Show careful attention to regulations and internal policies
  • FREE and fully funded to Levy paying employers
  • 90% funded for non-Levy paying employers, anticipated contribution likely to be £800
Entry Requirement

Individual employers will set their own selection criteria. This will typically include a minimum of Level 2 Maths and English. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.


Approximately 18 months.

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