The Certificate in Event Planning is an online course and is the perfect course for you if you want the skills and knowledge to be able to plan events for corporate, not-for-profit, Government and sporting entities. The types of events you may plan as an Event Planner include, trade shows, expos, conferences, meetings, sporting, charity and pop-up events, festivals, product launches and fashion shows.
The average completion time for this course is 12 weeks, 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;
Enhance your employment opportunities with venues, businesses & organisations specialising in events
Design resources that will help you to plan events professionally and that you can use in your own business
Develop an in-depth understanding of budgets, timelines and checklists, working with other vendors and managing the event
Bring your creative thinking and organisational skills together with a passion for event planning.
Upon graduation you will receive an industry, nationally & internationally recognised qualification as a Event Planner.
How Our Courses Work
Use engaging, interactive, practical & creative course material. We educate you in partnership with leading industry experts.
Your dedicated tutor will personally support, guide & inspire you through your course and towards a successful career.
Using a variety of channels we connect you with fellow students and wedding and event professionals around the world.
You will graduate with confidence, skills & experience and the support of the Academy team behind you. You’re never alone!
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.
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
UKAWP – The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (Wedding Courses Only)
NAWP – The National Association of Wedding Professionals
The Anatomy of an Event
Unit 1 – The World of Events
Unit 2 – Think Like A Planner
Unit 3 – Creating a Concept
Unit 4 – Developing a Theme
The Planning Process
Unit 5 – The Stages of an Event
Unit 6 – The Event Budget
Unit 7 – Event Sites & Venues
Unit 8 – Food and Beverage Operations
Managing Your Suppliers
Unit 9 – Speakers & Entertainment
Unit 10 – Audio Visual & Lighting
Unit 11 – Travel & Accommodation
Unit 12 – Corporate Gifts & Merchandise
Unit 13 – Event Technology
Unit 14 – Managing A Team
Unit 15 – Preparing for the Event
Unit 16 – Running the Event & Post Event Evaluation
The Academy has been leading the way in online education for over 10 years delivering 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 an event planner.
This course sample is taken from Unit 5 – The Stages of an Event
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