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Wedding Planner Diploma

Level 3 / NCFE Certificate / PI187

The Wedding Planner Diploma aims to give the learner all the information they need to successfully plan a wedding from start to finish.

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£340.00 or only £59.99 initial deposit

course duration: 200 hrs

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Course Description

Our Wedding Planner Diploma has been exclusively authored by the gentleman who organised Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s spectacular wedding and also Robbie Williams' 30th birthday party!

This Wedding Planner Course programme can become your handbook or 'best friend' until the big day and be used as a checklist to be sure you have thought of each and every minor detail! The Wedding Planner course is a practical programme where you are learning to become a qualified Wedding Planner. This course is also suitable if you are planning your own wedding. It is important to understand the background in which a Wedding Planner operates and what are the national trends for marriage ceremonies in the UK. The Office for National Statistics provides up-to-date information on wedding trends. People are putting off getting married until they are older; according to recent figures released by the Office of National Statistics the average age for the first marriage is 31 for women and 29 for men. Less people are getting married; in 2006 the number of marriages fell by 4% compared with the year before. The long-term picture in the United Kingdom is one of decline, although Northern Ireland has seen a small increase.

There are more people getting married for the second time; in 2006 remarriages accounted for 39% of all marriages, with 61% of marriages being the first marriage for both partners. Civil Ceremonies have increased in popularity; since 1992 there have been more civil ceremonies in England and Wales than religious ceremonies. In 2006 civil ceremonies accounted for 66% of all ceremonies. With the cost of an average wedding in 2008 estimated at £20,273 by You and Your Wedding magazine it becomes essential for brides and their relations to ensure that they are getting the best value for their money and need to ensure that everything goes to plan during one of their most expensive outlays during the couples life. The wedding industry is made up of multiple small enterprises like caterers, venues, dress suppliers, photographers, musicians etc. Whilst the industry itself was valued by the financial firm Brewin Dolphin at £4.2 billion, each of the components is smaller, likely to be local and privately owned. This highly diverse market coupled with the large sums of money that are spent on creating wedding celebrations means that the role of the Wedding Planner takes on great importance. This Wedding Planner course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to plan every aspect of the perfect Wedding.

Modules

Module 1: The Wedding Planning Process
Module 2: The Marriage Ceremony
Module 3: The Venue
Module 4: Themes
Module 5: Catering
Module 6: Printed material and wedding gift lists
Module 7: Entertainment
Module 8: Transportation
Module 9: Photography
Module 10: Bridal Party Attire
Module 11: Preparing wedding proposals
Module 12: Marketing and selling your Wedding Planning Service
Module 13: Setting up your business
Module 14: Preparing your own Task Lists and Action Plans

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Wedding Planner course. This Wedding Planner course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the role of a Wedding Planner and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Wedding Planner course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration, with full tutor support.

Assessment

Theoretical information is provided throughout the Wedding Planner course, followed by a series of exercises that are to be completed and marked by your personal tutor. Each module within the Wedding Planner course asks you to complete a number of structured questions to ensure that you have the underpinning knowledge required and confirm that learning has taken place. There are also activities which you are required to complete to show how you have applied your learning directly to work practices, and that you understand how it all fits in with current policies and procedures. Both the structured questions and the activities for each module of the Wedding Planner course must be assessed by your tutor.

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

Support

You will receive the Wedding Planner course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that 12 month unlimited support is available for your home study Wedding Planner course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

course description

Course Description

Our Wedding Planner Diploma has been exclusively authored by the gentleman who organised Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s spectacular wedding and also Robbie Williams' 30th birthday party!

This Wedding Planner Course programme can become your handbook or 'best friend' until the big day and be used as a checklist to be sure you have thought of each and every minor detail! The Wedding Planner course is a practical programme where you are learning to become a qualified Wedding Planner. This course is also suitable if you are planning your own wedding. It is important to understand the background in which a Wedding Planner operates and what are the national trends for marriage ceremonies in the UK. The Office for National Statistics provides up-to-date information on wedding trends. People are putting off getting married until they are older; according to recent figures released by the Office of National Statistics the average age for the first marriage is 31 for women and 29 for men. Less people are getting married; in 2006 the number of marriages fell by 4% compared with the year before. The long-term picture in the United Kingdom is one of decline, although Northern Ireland has seen a small increase.

There are more people getting married for the second time; in 2006 remarriages accounted for 39% of all marriages, with 61% of marriages being the first marriage for both partners. Civil Ceremonies have increased in popularity; since 1992 there have been more civil ceremonies in England and Wales than religious ceremonies. In 2006 civil ceremonies accounted for 66% of all ceremonies. With the cost of an average wedding in 2008 estimated at £20,273 by You and Your Wedding magazine it becomes essential for brides and their relations to ensure that they are getting the best value for their money and need to ensure that everything goes to plan during one of their most expensive outlays during the couples life. The wedding industry is made up of multiple small enterprises like caterers, venues, dress suppliers, photographers, musicians etc. Whilst the industry itself was valued by the financial firm Brewin Dolphin at £4.2 billion, each of the components is smaller, likely to be local and privately owned. This highly diverse market coupled with the large sums of money that are spent on creating wedding celebrations means that the role of the Wedding Planner takes on great importance. This Wedding Planner course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to plan every aspect of the perfect Wedding.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Wedding Planner course. This Wedding Planner course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the role of a Wedding Planner and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Wedding Planner course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration, with full tutor support.

assessment

Assessment

Theoretical information is provided throughout the Wedding Planner course, followed by a series of exercises that are to be completed and marked by your personal tutor. Each module within the Wedding Planner course asks you to complete a number of structured questions to ensure that you have the underpinning knowledge required and confirm that learning has taken place. There are also activities which you are required to complete to show how you have applied your learning directly to work practices, and that you understand how it all fits in with current policies and procedures. Both the structured questions and the activities for each module of the Wedding Planner course must be assessed by your tutor.

support

Support

You will receive the Wedding Planner course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that 12 month unlimited support is available for your home study Wedding Planner course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

modules

Modules

Module 1: The Wedding Planning Process
Module 2: The Marriage Ceremony
Module 3: The Venue
Module 4: Themes
Module 5: Catering
Module 6: Printed material and wedding gift lists
Module 7: Entertainment
Module 8: Transportation
Module 9: Photography
Module 10: Bridal Party Attire
Module 11: Preparing wedding proposals
Module 12: Marketing and selling your Wedding Planning Service
Module 13: Setting up your business
Module 14: Preparing your own Task Lists and Action Plans

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

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