Price: £495 - 4 month Payment Plan Available (Click here for more details)
Format: E Learning
Qualification: Certificate in Event Planning
Award: NVQ Level 3 Equivalent
Study Time: 250 Hours with up to two years to complete. (Course extensions are available for a small fee)
Requirements: No Entry Requirements
The Certificate in Event Planning is a fully interactive course which uses podcasts, videos, PDF's and Elearning material covering all elements from understanding the history of events and where they started to the latest trends and tricks of the trade. Your course will include 4 assignments based on an authentic event brief that will see you planning, managing and running a conference. These assignments will lead you through every stage of planning the event. You will be expected to treat your tutor as your client and the assignment you submit as your proposal. There will also be a short unit project at the end of each unit to allow you to test the knowledge you have learnt in the unit.
Effectively you are building yourself a portfolio as you make your way through the course, allowing you to hit the ground running upon graduation. Included as part of your course material is a 30 day license to Social Tables planning software. This will be a great tool for you to use upon finishing your course and starting work in the industry. It can also be used throughout the course so you are familiar with it upon graduating.
Tell us what course you completed/are completing and why you chose this course?
I have just started the Certificate in Event Planning and I chose it after long research, I’m really interested in the world of events and I did some research in France, Spain, Switzerland and in the UK. I decided to enrol to this course for several reasons: a very good program that covers all the relevant information, great service provided (from Course Consultant), I asked for information in different organizations and I really had a good experience contacting Zoe who was always available to help me with all my questions.
What was it about the Academy that made you choose to study with us?
I did some research about the Academy, and I realized that it was exactly what I was looking for, I have taken into consideration the following: • Objectives and contents • The course combines contents about how to plan an event but also how to run a business • Opportunity to study online (I can fit my studies with my current job and I work at my own pace)
- Very short time of response
- Good advice from Zoe (my Tutor)
- A wide variety of materials (videos, PDFs, podcasts…)
- Web page (you can access some course samples)
- Real life assignments
What have you enjoyed most about your experience of studying with the Academy so far?
The good feedback from Tutors, the assignments (they are really helping me to know myself better which is the first step if you want to help others to define what they want when talking about their special event) and all the resources that the course offers. The assignments really challenge me!
What goals do you have beyond the course?
As a Learning and Development Coordinator, I organize corporate and educational events and I would like to improve my skills to run my own business.
Is the course preparing you for taking the next step?
Yes, the course is helping me to know more about this world and I’m learning about all the demands that this includes, also, my tutor is helping me a lot making me feel much more confident and working on my improvement areas. I’m currently working as a Learning and Development Coordinator, organizing training sessions and events for a multinational company and I have a lot to learn about this exciting world. The course is providing me with new concepts, tools and tendencies.
Have you undertaken any work experience since starting the course and if so, what was this experience like? How did what you learnt during the course prepare you for work experience?
I had the opportunity to help one of my colleagues organizing a corporate event for manager’s development and I organize different training events during the year. I always try to be involved in small events like birthdays or special events for my friends, which I enjoy a lot. I also love preparing presents for birthdays, every time I find an idea, I take a picture and then I spend some time combining my findings with my own ideas. I’ve been also taking some workshops related to floral art, pastry and food decoration to complement my course.
Tell us about your business if you are planning to launch one, or have launched one.
I would like to have an online company and I’m working on it but it is too soon to give you more details. All I can say is that it is one of my dreams and you are helping me a lot!
What would you say to anyone thinking of pursuing a career in Wedding and Event Planning?
It’s a very exciting job but it’s important to analyse and define if it’s the good choice, as it requires a lot of discipline and hard work.
Would you recommend the Academy to others and why?
Yes, the course is very complete and has a wide variety of resources, also, your tutor works really close to you and is always there to give you feedback and provide advice when needed.
Many Academy students like to work at their own pace at a time and place that suits them. However, there are also many students who have a set time period that is much shorter with a goal of launching their business within the next 4-6 months. This type of study requires more structure and guidance from our tutors, which is why we have launched our Fast Track Flexible Study Program.
To enrol on the Fast Track Flexible Study Program all you need to do is click the Fast Track option on the enrolment form, and we will do the rest. To choose your Course and enrol click here. Alternatively if you want to find out more about how Fast Track can work for you speak to our Course Consultant, Zoe McKeown, on 0845 313 6023