CONTENT AND ASSESSMENT
The WJEC Level 2 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. It is most likely to be studied alongside other GCSEs and vocational qualifications. It is a GCSE equivalent. There are three main components outlined below-
Unit 1 – The Event Industry.
This unit provides an introduction to the events industry. Learners will study the different types of events and the types of organisations that can help to plan and run them. Unit 1 is assessed through a 90 minute external assessment and is worth 40% of the total qualification.
Unit 2 – Event Operations.
This unit provides an opportunity for the learner to take part in running an event, working as part of a team, providing customer service and demonstrating effective communication. Unit 2 will be assessed through a controlled assessment that is an internal task and is worth 30% of the total qualification.
Unit 3 – Event Planning.
In this unit the learner will draw on their knowledge and understanding of the events industry and factors affecting the success of events to propose a plan for an event to meet specific needs. Unit 3 will be assessed through a controlled assessment that is an internal task and is worth 30% of the total qualification.
Units 2 and 3 are teacher assessed controlled assessment (coursework) and externally moderated. Unit 1 is externally assessed through a single 1hr 30 minute examination.
In summary, the course is made up of two pieces of controlled assessment and one examination. All three components are graded using the following system -
Graded Level 1 Pass (equivalent to GCSE 3 or below), Level 2 Pass (GCSE 4 to 5), Level 2 Merit (GCSE 5 to 6), Level 2 Distinction (GCSE 7 to 8) and Level 2 Distinction* (GCSE 8 to 9).
A Level 2 Pass, Merit or Distinction
The qualification is worth the equivalent of 1 GCSE.
This subject will encourage links with local businesses working within the Events industry. These links will offer a range of visit experiences and first-hand knowledge to our students.
Examples of organisations that may be approached to provide help include:
- Local authorities
- Accommodation providers
- Tourism organisations and attractions
- Business development organisations
- Our very own and very busy PTA