Are you known for being organised and paying attention to detail? Are you looking for a career where you can express yourself creatively and participate in something joyous? If either of these statements rings true, the Diploma in Wedding Planning Styling & Design is the perfect course for you. By taking this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to plan, manage and design weddings. We will also teach you how to launch and manage your own Wedding business.
This course takes you into the exciting world of wedding design. If you are excited by colour, florals, décor & lighting and want to learn how to develop concepts, create inspiration boards and use design software to excite your clients, you have found your perfect course. The average completion time for this course is 6 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 business
Offer your clients planning & design services
Enhance your employment opportunities/market share by being able to plan and design weddings & other social celebrations
Graduate with a Portfolio of work to show potential clients and employers
Maximise your income potential
Be a wedding planning, styling and design professional
Combine a love of organisation, planning and attention to detail with the creativity of wedding design.
Upon graduation you will receive an industry, nationally & internationally recognised qualification as a Wedding Planner, Stylist and Designer.
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 Basics of Wedding Design
Unit 1 – The World of Wedding Design
Unit 2 – Conceptualisation & Planning
Unit 3 – The Principles of Wedding Design
Unit 4 – Designing the Experience
The Theory of Design
Unit 5 – Colour Schemes & Effects
Unit 6 – Design & Decor Techniques
Unit 7 – Floral Design & Decor
Unit 8 – Fabric Decor
Unit 9 – Lighting & Aesthetics
Unit 10 – Special Effects
Unit 11 – Creating a Table Centrepiece
Wedding Planning Basics
Unit 12 – Wedding History, Statistics and the Millennial Bride
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 planner or designer. This course now includes an optional Portfolio Assignment which will be critiqued by your Instructor.
This course sample is taken from Unit 4 – Designing the Experience.
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