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Higher Certificate in Business Studies with Events

Course Code: LC291




2 Years


Sports, Leisure & Tourism

CAO Points


Course Type

Direct Entry



The Higher Certificate in Arts in Business Studies with Events will appeal to students who wish to pursue a management career in the event industry. Graduates of this programme will have practical business know-how grounded in the event sector as this programme provides a broad introduction to event management principles and practice.

On completion of year 2 students will have the option to move into the BA (Hons.) in Business Studies with Event Management. This programme contains a significant work placement in Year 3, giving students the chance to take classroom knowledge to the workplace. The programme has professional links with many of the Event Industry organisations and students have had significant success gaining employment on completion of the course.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must have 5 O6/H7 grades or higher at Ordinary Level in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects. Two of these subjects must include *Mathematics and a Language (English or Irish).

*Foundation Level Maths at Grade F2 or higher is acceptable as meeting the Mathematics requirement for this course.

Applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC qualifications must hold a Full Level 5 Award totalling 120 Credits.

Applicants presenting qualifications other than those mentioned above will be assessed on an individual basis.

Mature Applicants (i.e. over 23) are exempt from the normal entry requirements. 

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What modules will I study?

Year 1    

Business Management for the Service Industry, Media Communications & Personal Development, Research & Information Technology, Event Operations & Event Planning, Corporate and Entertainment Events

Year 2    

Business Decision Making & Applications, Event Law & Administration, Principles of Marketing, Information Technology & E-Commerce, Applied Event Management.

Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates of this programme will be able to continue their studies in LIT at level 7 or 8.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates will have experienced all facets of Event Management to provide them with the best education to suit today’s economy and diverse event management industry. A graduate will find a diverse range of career opportunities both in Ireland and abroad and they can expect to find employment in a variety of event, public relations and entertainment enterprises including arts and music festivals, charitable non-profit organisations, community development organisations, conference and convention centres, event management agencies, hotels, multinational companies, national and regional tourism organisations, public relations firms, public sector organisations, sports and leisure centres.

More Information

The course is very suited to students who have a keen interest in meeting people, organising events and working as a part of a team. This programme also offers students the opportunity to travel and work in many different parts of this ever growing industry namely events, sports, tourism, hospitality, and corporate business. Overall, it is ideal for anyone who has the responsibility for planning and organising events or those who wish to become involved in this activity.