Event planning and management is one of the most dynamic, enjoyable and potentially lucrative industries anywhere in the world. Now more than ever, businesses of all sizes and private clients alike are actively seeking professionally-qualified event planners to organise and execute genuinely outstanding events. From corporate meetings to trade fairs to fashion shows to weddings, the art of event management demands the mastering of countless disciplines and the ability to meet any challenge head-on. For those who make the grade, career options vary from high-end positions within established event planning brands to owning and operating a private event management business.
This Diploma in Events Management, delivers a comprehensive introduction this fast-growing global industry. Over the course of nine intensive units, candidates are gradually guided through a series of contemporary event-types before exploring the various roles and responsibilities of the professional events manager. With no specific prior experience or qualifications required, candidates gradually build the skills, confidence and essential industry insights required to begin or further outstandingly rewarding careers.
The course begins by outlining the modern events industry, guiding candidates through a series of popular event-types and the specific challenges of each respectively. Course content summarily moves onto the key stages of event planning, the creation of themes for a variety of events, crucial event budgeting considerations, managing event layouts, an overview of event health and safety considerations, marketing an event and ultimately how to begin and run a successful event management business.
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This Diploma in Events Management, consists of the following nine units:
Unit 1 - An Introduction to Events
The opening course unit provides candidates with a broad introduction to the concept of the event from a modern perspective. Exactly what an event represents, what is expected of the event planner and how to both anticipate and exceed the expectations of clients are outlined and studied.
Unit 2 - Types of Event
In the second course unit, course content turns to the various types of events contemporary wedding planning services are brought in to assist with. Candidates are introduced to a wide variety of social events, personal events, business events and public events, along with a variety of key planning principles unique to each.
Unit 3 - The Event Planning Process
The third course unit focuses more intensively on the event planning process, introducing candidates to the most critical considerations of all in the initial planning stages. Candidates begin to build an understanding of how and why planning represents the most important element in the event management process, impacting the outcome of every subsequent element/stage.
Unit 4 - Steps in Planning in Event
Event planning continues into Unit 4, which brings into conversation the four most essential components of the event planning process – planning & execution, monitoring, controlling and closing. Candidates explore each of these core event planning areas, both in isolation and as a link in the event planning chain where each element must be given equal priority.
Unit 5 - The Event Management Plan
The event management plan represents one of the most important documents of all for the professional events planner. This is the document in which everything from staffing to timetables to fire safety to licensing to key contractors to essential communications is detailed in full and as concisely/accurately as possible. The specific content of the event management plan varies from one event type to the next.
Unit 6 - Contingency Planning
Formulating a workable contingency plan also represents a critically important element of the event planning process. Candidates are introduced to contingency planning from the perspective of the professional events planner, along with the various unforeseen challenges and scenarios that can jeopardise specific events and how to plan effectively in accordance with common risks/threats.
Unit 7 - Marketing and Customer Services
The seventh course unit focuses on event marketing and the provision of high quality customer service. Candidates are introduced to the establishment of marketing objectives, a variety of effective marketing techniques and the importance of the professional marketing plan. Understanding and meeting the needs of the event’s target audience is also explored in-depth.
Unit 8 - Evaluating Events
In the penultimate course unit, candidates learn exactly why post-event evaluation is of critical importance in continually refining and improving service provision for future clients. Efficient and effective event review strategies and techniques are introduced, along with the importance of gathering and fully utilising feedback from customers and contractors alike.
Unit 9 - Starting and Running the Business
In the final course unit, course content switches to the establishment and management of a successful event planning business. Core concepts covered include the creation of a professional business plan, building and maintaining essential vendor/contractor relationships, event management ethics and a series of marketing basics for targeting and attracting the desired customer audience.
Paying in Installments: £560 (interest FREE Installments)
No of Installments: 12
Each Installment: £38
Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £460
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course itself has been designed by BOLC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
What is ABC Awards?
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Your new skills and talents will take you one important step closer to securing a life-long career in events management. Event managers take control of every element of the event planning and implementation process – everything from site planning to vendor sourcing to health and safety. Typical salaries range from £20,000 to more than £50,000 in senior positions.
260 Hours Approx.
No Entry Requirements
There’s nothing quite as fulfilling as watching an event come together and thinking yep, I did that! It’s a new challenge every day, but the payoff is so worth it – trust me on that!
Studying with BOLC helped me take the next step in my career and my future outlook has never been better. I love working in event planning, being able to see your efforts actually brought to life is amazing.