The Diploma in Wedding & Event Planning is an online course that is the lights, camera, action course here at the Academy. It focuses on the planning, logistics and execution of all types of events from weddings and social events to conferences, product launches and fashion shows, to name but a few.
If you are detail orientated, love a good checklist and are the person who plans all the events in your social circle, then you already have the pre-requisites for being a top planner. All we need to do is hone those skills and give you the all-important industry knowledge and exposure to get you on the way to a career you were born to do.
We have helped launch countless new planning businesses around the world and we can help you to do the same. The average completion time for this course is 6 months, but you have up to 2 years to complete.
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GLA: (Guided Learning Hours) 510
TQT: (Total Qualification Time) 720
No of Modules: 9
Credits: 72 (80 hours per unit)
Upon graduation you will receive an industry, nationally & internationally recognised certification as a Wedding and Event Planner, as well as an NCFE accredited course benchmarked at Level 4.
The Academy has been accredited by NCFE, an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England and Wales. NCFE’s regulators are the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, and the Welsh Government in Wales. This course isn’t regulated by Ofqual but has been accredited by NCFE under our IIQ License.
I studied the Diploma in Wedding and Event Planning. It took a little longer than I first planned but this actually meant my business developed along the way.
Many thanks to my tutor for her invaluable support and guidance. The course opened up my eyes to the whole wedding industry beyond just planning and I’m delighted with how my business evolved. My tutor gave me some brilliant advice. She said to play to my strengths, enter competitions, have a niche and fit my business around my life. Three years later and I’m combining my photo shoot experience and marketing background with my passion for weddings and supporting local businesses.
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This course is ideal if you have a love for both weddings and other special events, and you are highly organised and ace at planning. This is an entry level course designed for those of you looking to gain the knowledge and skills you will need to plan and produce weddings and events to perfection. This course will hone your skills for planning and management so you will be ready to take on any type of event.
Most people who take this course are looking to launch their own business as a wedding and event planner. Although some of our graduates also gain employment on a wedding and event planning team within a larger company. The kind of events you can expect to work on 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. This course includes business and marketing units so you will be ready to launch your planning business before you graduate.
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.
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 6 months or less and others have taken the full 2 years allocated for completion.
Absolutely! Everyone has to start somewhere and this course is perfect for entry level candidates. We will start you with an introduction to the event industry and world of weddings and build up from there. We will cover everything you need to know including budgets, managing suppliers, production, marketing, how to launch a business and more. Once you enrol you will be assigned a dedicated tutor who will mentor you through your course and provide comprehensive feedback on your assignments.
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.