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Advanced Diploma in
Special Event Planning & Design

The Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning & Design is the perfect course for you if you want the skills and knowledge to be able to plan and design all types of events and special occasions; from weddings, showers and christenings, to conferences, corporate events, meetings, sporting, charity and pop-up events, to festivals, product launches and fashion shows.

This is one of our most popular courses and covers all of the elements we teach when it comes to planning, managing, styling and producing weddings and events.  The average completion time for this course is 9 months, but you will have up to 2 years to finish your course with the support of your own dedicated Tutor.

Choose this course if you would like to;

  • Launch a wedding and event business
  • Offer your clients planning & design services
  • Enhance your employment opportunities/market share in both the wedding and event industry
  • Graduate with a Portfolio of work to show potential clients and employers
  • Maximise your income potential
  • Be a wedding & event planning, styling and designing professional
  • Combine a love of organisation, planning and attention to detail with the creativity of event design.

Upon graduation you will receive an industry, nationally & internationally recognised qualification as an International Special Event Planner and Designer

How Our Courses Work

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Use engaging, interactive, practical & creative course material. We educate you in partnership with leading industry experts.

Study

Your dedicated tutor will personally support, guide & inspire you through your course and towards a successful career.

Accomplish

Using a variety of channels we connect you with fellow students and wedding and event professionals around the world.

GRADUATE

You will graduate with confidence, skills & experience and the support of the Academy team behind you. You’re never alone!

Accreditation

The Academy has been accredited by EduQual, a UK awarding body. They are a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and are experts in learning technology. Their qualifications are credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and are listed on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) database.

We are the ONLY training institution in the UK specialising in wedding planning, event management, wedding styling and event design offering courses that are accredited by a recognised awarding body. Other institutions are general distance learning providers and don’t concentrate on special events. All students studying with the Academy will get a certificate or diploma equivalent to either a Level 3 or Level 4 of the National Learning Framework depending on the course they enrol in.

Industry Memberships

  • IADL (International Association of Distance Learning)The International Association for Distance Learning promotes excellence in open, distance and online learning worldwide, and provides a benchmark through which global consumers can gauge the quality of courses offered by their members.
  • UKRLP (UK Register of Learning Providers) – The Academy is registered with the UK Government’s Register of Learning Providers. Our UKPRN: 10029142

Recognised by:

  • UKAWP – The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (Wedding Courses Only)
  • NAWP – The National Association of Wedding Professionals

Course Units

Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design

Course Sample

The Academy has been leading the way in online education for over 10 years and deliver all course via an exciting, interactive Virtual Campus that enables the student to learn from written material, podcasts, videos, webinars, tutorials and more.  You will complete regular mini projects throughout the course, so that your Tutor can assess your understanding of what you are learning.  You will also complete an assessment at the end of each section of the course and this is your opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through the course to a simulated practical task that will give you experience as a wedding or event planner/designer. This course now includes an optional Portfolio Assignment which will be critiqued by your Instructor.

This course sample is taken from Unit 38 – Client Consultations

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Are you passionate about events? Do you love the creative side of styling and design? Do you dream of a new career which makes you spring out of bed each day?

We can help you to take the next step. The team here at the Academy has helped many students enter the wedding and event industry either by launching their own business or by helping them to get a job with an established company.

“First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.” ~ Walt Disney

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