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Diploma in Event Management (Level 4)

Course Overview

Diploma in Events Management

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. 

Event Management Course: Overview

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. 

What is an event?

It could be:

  • A trade fair
  • A charity fundraiser
  • A wedding
  • A conference
  • A sporting event
  • A concert
  • A Birth day Party
  • A fashion show
  • A cultural show
  • A convention
  • A street festival
  • An awards ceremony
  • A corporate day out

and many other things

Course Benefits

  • Accredited Course
  • Full Tutor Support
  • Self paced, no fixed schedules
  • Available to students any where in the world
  • Interest Free Fee Instalments
Course Syllabus

Event Management Diploma: Key Topics

This Diploma in Events Management, consists of the following six units:

Unit 1 - An Introduction to Event Planning

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 - Marketing and Customer Services

The sixth 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.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £560 (interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £104

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 Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

Career Path

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. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Anyone interested in working as an event planner
  • Existing event managers with no formal training or qualifications
  • Business owners and managers who organise events
  • Small business owners looking to improve performance
  • Anyone interested in setting up their own business
  • Candidates interested in improving their career prospects

Related Links:

Certificate in Event Management (Level 3)

Conference and Event Planning Course (Level 2)

Certificate in Event Management (Level 1)

Course Level
Level 4

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
260 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

Start Date

  • Study event management at the highest level
  • Learn how to plan, implement, manage and close events
  • Develop important contingency management skills
  • Explore key event marketing and customer service topics
  • Find out how to start your own event management company 

Customer Reviews

Total Reviews: (1)


I particularly liked the organization of the course. Materials were nicely and suitably selected from which I learned a great deal regarding event management. The assessment was precise and exhaustive. I also like the very quick feedback by the course tutor.


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