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The Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design is an online course that will show you how to plan and design all types of special events; from weddings, showers and christenings, to conferences, corporate events, meetings, sporting, charity and pop-up events, to festivals, product launches and fashion shows.

If you are looking to design a career that is fast paced and exciting, and offers you the opportunity to let your attention to detail and creativity shine then this course is for you. This is one of our most popular courses and appeals most to those of you looking for a real challenge; one that allows you build your own business or create a career that is fun and fulfilling.

So many of our alumni started just where you are, with a passion for events but without the know how to successfully get started. We helped them gain the confidence to launch a career planning and producing amazing events, and we can help you too. The average completion time for this course is 9 months, but you have up to 2 years to complete.

WHAT WILL YOUR COURSE INCLUDE?

  • 40 Unit Tutorials
  • 35 hours of audio
  • 45 hours of video
  • 75 PDF Handouts
  • 45 checklists and templates
  • Lifetime access to study material
  • Practical content
  • Access to Planning and Design Software
  • Experienced practicing tutors
  • A community of international industry experts

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Course Outline

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The QUALIFICATION
GLA: (Guided Learning Hours) 720
TQT: (Total Qualification Time) 1050
Level: Level 4
No of Modules: 14
Credits: 105 (75 hours per unit)

Upon graduation you will receive an industry, nationally & internationally recognised certification as a Special Event Planner and Designer,as well as an NCFE Level 4 certificate.

Our courses have been accredited as NCFE Customised Qualifications and we have benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at Level 3 & 4 (using a national framework’s level descriptors) to allow you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study.

Section 1 - The World of Events

  • - The World of Events
  • - Think Like a Planner
  • - Creating a Concept
  • - Developing a Theme

Section 2 - The Planning Process

  • - The Stages of an Event
  • - The Event Budget
  • - Event Sites & Venues
  • - Food & Beverage Operations

Section 3 - Managing Your Suppliers

  • - Speakers & Entertainment
  • - Travel & Accommodation
  • - Corporate Gifts & Merchandise

Section 4 - Event Marketing

  • - Event Branding & Marketing Strategies
  • - Event Proposals

Section 5 - The Basics of Wedding Design

  • - The World of Wedding Design
  • - Conceptualisation & Planning
  • - The Principles of Design

Section 6 - The Theory of Design

  • - Colour Schemes & Effects
  • - Design & Décor Techniques

Section 7 - Design Elements

  • - Floral Design & Décor
  • - Fabric Décor
  • - Special Effects
  • - Creating a Centrepiece

Section 8 - Understanding Event Styling

  • - Trendspotting
  • - Harnessing Inspiration and Using Story Boards
  • - Successful Styling Shoots

Section 9 - Wedding Planning Basics

  • - Wedding History, Statistics and the Millennial Bride
  • - Location & Ceremony
  • - Design & Your Venue

Section 10 - Wedding Vendors & Your Team

  • - Wedding Catering & Rentals
  • - Transport
  • - Invites & Gifts
  • - Photographer & Videographer

Section 11 - Wedding Production

  • - 3D Event Designer Software Training
  • - Software & Presenting Your Design
  • - The Wedding Day
  • - Working with Wedding Suppliers

Section 12 - The Mindset of Sales

  • - Client Consultations
  • - The Psychology of a Bride

Section 13 - Marketing & Social Media

  • - Marketing 101
  • - Setting up a Social Media Strategy
  • - How to Style Your Brand
  • - The Business of Blogging
  • - Getting Published & Maximising PR
  • - Finding Your Ideal Client

Section 14 - Starting a Business

  • - The Business Plan
  • - Finance & Pricing Your Services
  • - Contracts & Insurance
  • - Portfolio Submission
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Graduate Experiences

Enrolling as a student with the UK Academy of Wedding and Event Planning was an essential part of starting my career as a wedding planner and stylist. The Advanced Diploma [in Special Event Planning and Design] was a great course that provided in-depth knowledge for planning and designing a variety of events and occasions.

The projects and assignments were helpful for developing practical skills and an understanding of the industry. Not only did I graduate from the Academy feeling confident in my ability to coordinate and design special events but I learned a lot about running a business too.

Kelsey Reiersen - Stone & Co. Events
London

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Is the Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design the right course for me?

If you have a passion for both weddings and other special events, and you are highly organised with a great eye for details then this is your perfect course. This is our most comprehensive course, designed for those of you looking to launch a career planning, designing and producing all kinds of special events. This course will hone your planning and design skills and teach you what you need to know to confidently launch your own business in the wedding and event industry.

What are the career options after I graduate?

Most people who take this course are looking to launch their own weddings and events business offering the full range of planning and design services. Although some of our graduates also gain employment on a special events team within a larger company. The kind of events you can expect to work include: private weddings and parties, corporate meetings and conferences, ticketed events such as sporting events, festivals and expos, industry events such as fashion shows, product launches and award ceremonies, as well as public events such as those ran by local authorities and charities.

When can I start the course?

All our courses are online which gives you the flexibility to learn anywhere and at times that suit you. So you really can fit your course around your lifestyle. Many of our students study whilst having a full time job and/or looking after a family.

How long will the course take me?

That really depends on how much time you can devote to your studies per week. There are no set deadlines for the individual assignments. Some students have completed this course in 9 months or less and others have taken the full 2 years allocated for completion.

Do I need prior wedding and event experience?

This is our most advanced course but it is still suitable for entry level students as we will start with the basics and work up from there. All you need to take this course is a passion for events and dedication to work hard.

Is there any help I can get with course fees?

Yes! We know that paying for your course, when you have other financial commitments, can be a strain so we have designed a variety of payment plans to allow you to spread the cost over 4 or 10 monthly instalments. However, if you are able to pay in full you will make the most saving on your course fees.

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