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Conference and Event Planning Course (Level 2)

Course Overview

Event Planner Course Online

Planning and executing events that are both effective and memorable demands a very specific skills-set and a largely flawless eye for detail. The complexities involved in putting together even the simplest of events are extensive and abundant to say the least, though the satisfaction of putting your own name to a superbly successful event is beyond compare. In terms of career potential and financial rewards, the role of the professional event planner is one of unique opportunities. 

This Event Planner Course Online, has been designed for those looking to begin or further an existing career in event planning – specifically focusing on corporate events and conferences. Over the course of five in-depth units, candidates explore every crucial element involved in corporate event planning, including agenda-setting, budgeting, venue selection, decorating, food and beverage provision and essential event contract management. Important event marketing techniques are also introduced, along with obtaining feedback and the crucial post-event evaluation process.

Course Syllabus

Event Planner Course Online, consists of the following five units:

Unit 1 – Event Planning Essentials

In the introductory course unit, candidates learn how to identify the key elements of any given event in order to allow for effective goal-setting and the establishment of primary objectives. The production of a briefing note is also outlined in full, along with a series of budgeting basics and critical conference planning essentials.

Unit 2 – Using the Committee Approach

The second course unit explores event planning and implementation as a team effort, guiding candidates through the selection of the most appropriate team members, delegating the right jobs to the right people, working toward a common goal and building strong connections with sponsors and partners.

Unit 3 – Advertising and Marketing

Course content in Unit 3 brings essential advertising and marketing into discussion, incorporating a comprehensive overview of the marketing process and effective marketing techniques for small and large events alike. Candidates learn how to gather support effectively in the run-up to any corporate event.

Unit 4 – Venue selection and Managing Contracts

The penultimate course unit introduces candidates to a series of core venue-selection and contract-management skills, techniques and theoretical teachings. Core concepts covered include assessing and selecting venues, creating appropriate menus, diversity considerations and the basics of business etiquette.

Unit 5 – Gathering Feedback and closing the Event

Closing out the course, Unit 5 provides candidates with a thorough overview of feedback-gathering techniques and the importance of post-event feedback from clients and delegates alike. Successfully closing events and analysing performance are also touched upon, along with creating conference reports and chairing post-event meetings. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £360 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £80

No of Instalments: 10

Each Instalment: £28

Pay in Full: (£60 Discount) £300


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 2 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

Upon completion of the course, you will have developed outstanding skills, knowledge and confidence in corporate event planning. You may choose to pursue a positon with an established event planning company, within a business as an in-house conference organiser or you may even choose to set up your own business. Salaries range from £18,000 to £30,000+ with experience. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Business owners and managers in charge of their own events
  • Event planners with little or no experience in corporate events
  • Existing workers in pursuit of promotion
  • Anyone looking to set up their own even planning business
  • Existing business owners looking to improve performance
  • Candidates interested in enhancing and improving their career prospects

Related Links:

Certificate in Event Management (Level 3)

Diploma in Wedding Planning (Level 4)

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
125 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Explore a range of event planning essentials
  • Develop strong HR management and delegation skills
  • Study key event marketing and advertising concepts
  • Investigate contract management and site selection
  • Learn how to effectively gather and use post-event feedback

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