Who is the course for?
This course is for individuals who are currently employed in the production/entertainment/cultural/ events management industry or who are able to gain employment in this sector. It is suitable for young men and women with various skills and an interest in the subject. You will need to enjoy working in a practical way and within a team. You will also need to be keen to be trained and assessed at work and supported by a variety of resources.
What does the course involve?
There are many aspects of Venue Operations, including:
- Customer Service
- Management Systems and Procedures
- Time Management
- Organising Events and Exhibitions
- Financial Management.
A proportion of your study will centre upon the type of your employment and thus will vary from employer to employer.
You should be educated to GCSE level and you will need to complete an initial assessment either at College or in the workplace. This assessment will help us guide you to the most appropriate programme to meet your needs.
What are the assessment methods?
You are assessed on your knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis and you will obtain evidence that you can meet the required standards throughout your training. There will be tests for some of the additional qualifications, such as the Technical Certificate. You may also have to take exams in Key Skills.
You will be appointed an Assessor who will visit you in the workplace and assess your progress. Some of these visits will provide you with evidence that you can use towards our qualification. One day a week you will work on your College course work gaining the underpinning knowledge required. You will also have access to subject specialists, based at Bridgwater & Taunton College, via our virtual learning environment.
You will be allocated a mentor in your workplace who will support you and aid your assessment.
How long is the course?
The Apprenticeship ends when you have completed all of the necessary components of the course. This normally takes approximately eighteen months although the pace of your progress will depend on you!
What are the progression options?
Upon completion of the course you will be equipped with the required skills to work in a wide range of venues. You will have also have developed a strong set of transferable skills, which can be applied in jobs in any sector. Some employers may also decide to continue your employment into a full-time contract.