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Event Management Course (Level 1)

Course Overview

Event Management Course

The contemporary event planning industry is by far one of the world’s most rewarding, dynamic and genuinely enjoyable.  Event planning professionals work on an endless variety of event types, shapes and sizes, ensuring that all the pieces come together to produce one final ‘product’ of outstanding quality.  Some focus on corporate meetings, others specialise in mid-sized domestic events and then there are those that put their talents to use to organise enormous music and arts festivals with hundreds of thousands of attendees.  In all instances, it is the event planning and management team that determine whether or not the event will succeed.  A position of responsibility and reward in equal measures, event management has the potential to be an extraordinary career for life.

Brentwood Open Learning College is proud to offer the unique opportunity to study Event Management right now (event planning courses)– the 100% home study. Our outstanding Level 1event management course has been designed to provide the perfect entry-level introduction to this extraordinary contemporary sector – ideal for those interested in exploring a new career path. All course materials are provided by us and you are free to study in your own time from anywhere in the world. You can enrol throughout the year and we are always on hand to offer our help and assistance, as and when required.

Over the course of three modules, you will learn what exactly it is that the event planner does, along with how they serve as the linchpin at the centre of the whole operation. You will explore a wide variety of different event types, how to effectively understand customer expectations and how to devise superb events in accordance with specific themes and concepts. Enrolment on ouronline event planning courses is opened throughout the year.

Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to apply for an accredited and recognised ABC Awards certificate to enhance your CV and employment prospects.

Course Syllabus

This event management course for beginners is divided into three modules:

Module 1 - An Introduction to Event Planning

The course begins by providing candidates with a broad overview of the contemporary event planning industry, along with how it has changed and evolved over recent years. Course content also explores techniques and strategies for understanding and meeting the expectations of customers, the value of effective event planning and so much more.

Module 2 - The Event Planning Process

Attention shifts to the fundamentals of the event planning process in Module 2 – specifically how each stage in the planning process contributes equally to the overall success of the event. Candidates discuss a wide variety of potential planning issues and challenges, along with the consequences of inadequate event planning and the importance of contingency planning.

Module 3 - Event Concept and Theme

Bringing the course to a close, Module 3 focuses on creative vision in accordance with the requirements of customers. Along with investigating a variety of event concepts and themes, candidates further explore the key stages in the process of planning and managing events – planning, implementation, controlling and closure.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £180 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £40

No of Instalments: 10

Each Instalment: £14

Pay in Full: (£40 Discount) £140


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 1 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

Completion of the course will prime you for more advanced studies at a higher level, or help you ascend the career ladder if already working in an event management setting. Entry-level event management roles generally centre on sales, customer service and marketing, with salaries beginning from around £18,000 to £25,000. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Newcomers interested in picking up event planning basics
  • Candidates intending to continue studying at a higher level
  • Small business owners looking to improve operations
  • Those looking to start their own event planning businesses
  • Event planners with no formal training or qualifications
  • Anyone interest in expanding their career prospect

Related Links:

Conference and Event Planning Course (Level 2)

Course Level
Level 1

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
80 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
There are no particular entry requirements

Start Date

  • An entry-level exploration of event planning and management
  • Study a breakdown of the event planning process
  • Learn the basics of contingency planning
  • Explore common event planning issues and challenges
  • Learn how to identify and meet customer expectations

Customer Reviews

Total Reviews: (5)


The questions are interesting and I enjoyed most the flexibility.



I liked the whole course my favorite part was the activity

#David Caulfield


Easy to follow instruction and guidance, simple to download and upload content. Being able to complete units at your own pace. I didn’t need help but it is available should it be required.



I just love the course itself, it covers a wide range of information in the course. I love how it doesn't just cover big events it covers small events as well.


The format of the course was easy to understand and the content was very informative. I liked the fact that there was guidelines in place for additional reading that would be helpful.

#Ellie Hooper

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