Events Operations

Welcome to the Event Operations page

The events industry brings in more than £40 billion to the UK economy. The UK has been host to many international sporting events such as the 2012 Olympics the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and Rugby World Cup in 2015, as well as the Tour de France. The UK is not only host to sporting events. Each year the World Travel Market and other international exhibitions are held here. There are well-known festivals such as Glastonbury and film premieres such as the Harry Potter series that take place in the UK regularly. According to the Britain for Events promotional campaign, there are more than 1 million corporate events every year in over 100,000 venues across the UK. This shows how vast and diverse the industry is.

The WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Event Operations has been designed to support learners who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study. This further study would provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to employment. Employment in events can range from administration, crowd control, event sales, event branding, exhibition organisation and communications. All of these roles require further education and training either through apprenticeships or further and higher education.