After two years of practical examinations and study, I have achieved an NVQ Level 4 in Spectator Safety Management.

It has been a great learning experience with colleagues to take on this award with Sue Watson and associates. It’s a great qualification to achieve for anyone working in event safety and only supporting me in my MSc Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis at Manchester Met.

There is no law (yet) to say an Event Manager requires any qualifications, but we are responsible for the safety of potentially thousands of people when they come to our event. It’s important we do our best to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees and constantly strive to improve event experience.

What I value the most within both these courses is meeting some incredibly talented, experienced and inspiring professionals from all corners of the event industry and the world and learning from their experience to shape the future of event safety as a community.

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