All the courses at the Academy are online. Studying online in our Virtual Campus helps to bring our courses alive. As well as allowing a great deal of flexibility, it also helps you to connect with other students without leaving the comfort of your own home. Our course material is updated throughout the year as the latest trends develop and new tools and ideas emerge. Our ongoing updates include the newest announcements for each season from Pantone, the leading authority on colour for our industry, trends as predicted from top professionals, new social media tools and of course many new articles and ideas which we receive from our Advisory Board.
"I loved the Diploma in Wedding Planning, Styling and Design and I always looked forward to doing the assignments. The course really gave me a great insight into lots of different areas of the industry which I wouldn’t have had before. It also gave me the confidence to approach people and learn new ways to get clients."
All our courses include PDF texts, video, audio, quizzes and virtual webinars. It is a very rich learning experience that can even surpass the level of training you might experience in a crowded classroom. It’s self-paced, hands-on learning. In short you get everything you get from face to face learning plus more.
You have up to two years to complete your course, but you can complete in as little as 12 weeks dependent on your own schedule and the time you have available to dedicate to study. All your assignments are submitted online to your tutor who will guide you as you work your way through the course.
The Benefits to Online Learning:
Courses accessible on your schedule
No physical attendance required
Self-paced learning (not too slow, not too fast)
Attend virtual student tutorials by webinar
Study at home, work, or on the road
Read materials online or download them for reading later
Study on any device including tablets, smart phones, MAC or PC
"Throughout the course the focus is always on taking you to the next level by looking at the best in the industry today and breaking it down into manageable chunks so that you can get there for yourself. UKAWEP doesn’t just provide you with information, it also gives you the skills and resources that you need to establish and develop your business. There is a great balance between theory and practical advice and tasks which I have found really useful."
Are you planning on starting your own business? If so the Academy is here to help you do just that. We have many students who have gone on to launch very successful wedding and event businesses.
Our Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses all have units dedicated to starting and running your own business. We take you through each step and as part of your course you put together a business plan, marketing strategy and a blueprint for starting your business. We show you how to decide on a company name, the services you will offer and your pricing structure. We walk you through contracts and insurance and give you advice on how to set up your own website.
You will walk away from your course with a toolkit of templates including a design questionnaire, client consultation form, planning checklists, venue selection form, site visit form, supplier/vendor selection forms and many more.
You will cover everything you need to run your business including:
"This course has been great because I’m learning about something I love but also about something I have knowledge and experience in and feel it is helping me to bring together these two elements and create my dream career.
The Academy Live is fantastic, it gives me daily snippets into what’s going on in the industry, what the Academy are up to and how my fellow peers are getting on."
We can help you to Get a Job or Launch a Business.
If you are passionate about starting your own business or gaining employment in the industry the Academy can help you. We have just developed a new section in our Certificate Courses that focuses on ‘Getting a Job’ in the wedding and event industry including interviews with top professionals packed with advice and tips, as well as lots of tools to help you get your dream job.
If however, you have your heart set on starting a business then our Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses have everything you need to ‘Launch and Run a Business’.
If you’re unsure about your career and need some help assessing your goals then download our Career Review Workbook or if you’d like to know the steps involved in launching a business then download our Business Plan Checklist, which will keep you on the right track.