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Event Management Diploma

With the knowledge and skills acquired through the Event Management Diploma, you could progress to an exciting new career.

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Course Title:Event Management Diploma

Awarding Body:ABC Awards

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Event Management Course Overview

Being an event manager is a demanding but rewarding role. It can bring unexpected challenges, but also huge satisfaction.

As well as being organised, as an event planner you will also need communication, negotiation and diplomacy skills. Knowing who to approach and how, can make event management successful.

Event management courses are highly valued. This is a course that allows you to study a broad base of event management and planning.

Within the 11 modules of this course, four main event types are covered:

  • Conferences and meetings for corporate clients
  • Private events including birthday parties, weddings, christenings, naming ceremonies and other celebrations
  • Exhibitions, including trade exhibitions
  • Destination management involves organising travel itineraries for clients and their guests, as well as managing all other travel arrangements

You'll be pleased to know that this course is up-to-date with event trends and markets, GDPR, contract, terms, insurance as well as photographic and audio-visual requirements.

As you complete the online event management home study course, you will look at choosing the right venue, caterers, entertainment and photographer. You will also create event proposals, as well as look at action plans and task lists, so that everything that needs to be done before, during and after the event, is completed.

Event planners will often run their own business, offering their services to private and corporate clients. There is one module dedicated to setting up your own business and how to move forward with your exciting business.

Further study after completing the event management course.

There are various avenues open to you;

  • Offer your event planning expertise to clients, specialising in one or more type of event
  • Look at furthering your specialism in a specific field such as organising conferences, weddings, corporate events and more
  • Some students look to complete a degree course in event management or a related field

Distance learning courses afford you all kinds of opportunities. It allows you to learn and gain valuable knowledge without giving up your current employment. It also affords you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. You can choose the way you study too, either online via our learning portal or by studying a paper-copy of the course.

With our package of inbuilt support, you will receive feedback from your tutor throughout the course at every stage. It could be the diploma that opens up new and exciting avenues and a new career!

Course Info

Course Title:Event Management Diploma

Awarding Body:ABC Awards

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Event Planning course. This Event Planning course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the role of an Event Planner and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Event Planning 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

The Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Module 1 - Introduction to event management
This introductory module provides a general overview of what it means to be an event planner and explores some of the main considerations and competencies required to successfully work in this sector. Specific areas covered include;
• What is an event management company?
• Event trends and the event market in the UK
• The role of the event planner
• Key competencies and skills
• Marketing your services

Module 2 - Introduction to the Event Planning Process
This module introduces the construct of the event planning process and focusses on relevant considerations such as; understanding the needs of the client and how to prepare your own event. Specific areas covered include;
• Understanding the needs to the client
• Planning your own event
• Preparing a proposal
• The itinerary and the event planner’s role
• Event planner code of ethics

Module 3 - The venue
This module focuses on the process of choosing and organising an appropriate venue to suit your client’s needs and examines relevant considerations such as; types of venue, insurance and hiring marquees. Specific areas covered include;
• Choosing a venue
• Types of venue
• Booking the venue for the event
• Overnight accommodation
• Insurance
• Hiring marquees
• Site visits at venues

Module 4 - Catering
This module examines the need for catering at an event and provides guidance on how to arrange and coordinate this process effectively through the focus on areas such as; receptions, wine and dietary requirements, Specific areas covered include;
• Choosing a caterer
• Catering options
• Receptions
• Quantities guidelines
• The running order of an event
• Dietary requirements
• Wine
• Other beverages

Module 5 Entertainment
This module looks at the relevance of implementing successful entertainment to suit the requirements of events and looks at numerous considerations of relevance such as; music, themes and speeches. Specific areas covered include;
• Music
• Requirements for musicians, bands and DJs
• Speeches
• Toasts
• Extra touches to an event
• Entertainment budget planner
• Theming an event
• Flowers and the florist
• Locating and using other suppliers of party equipment

Module 6 - Photographic and Audio-Visual Requirements
This module examines the role of an event planner in advising about how to engage a photographer, what to look for, when photographs should be needed and at what point they should be taken. Specific areas covered include;
• Photography
• Videography
• Video diary
• Webcams
• Visual projection
• Sound projection

Module 7 - Staging the Event
After mainly focussing on event preparations, this module looks specifically at the actual staging of the event. The knowledge details an array of relevant considerations such as: staffing, registration and seating plans. Specific areas covered include;
• Getting organised
• Staffing an event
• Delegate packs
• Registration
• Clearing up
• Compiling lists of invitees
• Enclosures with invitations
• Receiving replies
• Seating plans
• International travel considerations
• Health and safety considerations

Module 8 - Preparing Event Proposals
This module examines the importance for you as an event planner, to produce and maintain portfolios and proposals based on all the events that you have been involved with. Specific areas covered include;
• Creating an event portfolio
• The types and styles of portfolio
• The first meeting
• Creating an event proposal
• The importance of contractual obligations
• Contracts with suppliers
• Budgeting
• Negotiating with suppliers

Module 9 - Marketing and Selling your Events Planning Service
This module is concerned with the importance of promoting and marketing your event planning services and details relevant guidance on how to do this effectively. Specific areas covered include;
• Analysing your business strengths and weaknesses
• Developing a marketing campaign
• Undertaking market research
• Marketing strategy
• Marketing action plan
• Preparing to negotiate a contract
• During negotiations
• Closing negotiations and follow-up

Module 10 - Setting up your Business
This module examines the process of setting up your own event planning business and details important guidance on issues such as; company structure, premises and fees. Specific areas covered include;
• Company structure
• Company names
• Company advice
• Premises
• Deciding on your fee
• Fixed and variable costs

Module 11 - Preparing your own Task Lists and Action Plans
This concluding module aims to equip learners with effective techniques on planning their time and organising event planning responsibilities through the exploration of task lists and action plans. Specific areas covered include;
• Introduction to task lists
• First meeting
• Second meeting
• Third meeting
• Final meeting
• Action plan for the day
• After the event

This Event Planning course has been authored by the gentleman who organised Madonna and Guy Ritchie's wedding, Ashley Judd and Dario Franchetti and Robbie Williams' 30th Birthday Party! You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Event Planning course. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during you Event Planning course. Additionally, our support staff will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone. Full tutor support is provided for a period of 12 months and included in the cost of the Event Planning course programme.

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Event Management Course Overview

Being an event manager is a demanding but rewarding role. It can bring unexpected challenges, but also huge satisfaction.

As well as being organised, as an event planner you will also need communication, negotiation and diplomacy skills. Knowing who to approach and how, can make event management successful.

Event management courses are highly valued. This is a course that allows you to study a broad base of event management and planning.

Within the 11 modules of this course, four main event types are covered:

  • Conferences and meetings for corporate clients
  • Private events including birthday parties, weddings, christenings, naming ceremonies and other celebrations
  • Exhibitions, including trade exhibitions
  • Destination management involves organising travel itineraries for clients and their guests, as well as managing all other travel arrangements

You'll be pleased to know that this course is up-to-date with event trends and markets, GDPR, contract, terms, insurance as well as photographic and audio-visual requirements.

As you complete the online event management home study course, you will look at choosing the right venue, caterers, entertainment and photographer. You will also create event proposals, as well as look at action plans and task lists, so that everything that needs to be done before, during and after the event, is completed.

Event planners will often run their own business, offering their services to private and corporate clients. There is one module dedicated to setting up your own business and how to move forward with your exciting business.

Further study after completing the event management course.

There are various avenues open to you;

  • Offer your event planning expertise to clients, specialising in one or more type of event
  • Look at furthering your specialism in a specific field such as organising conferences, weddings, corporate events and more
  • Some students look to complete a degree course in event management or a related field

Distance learning courses afford you all kinds of opportunities. It allows you to learn and gain valuable knowledge without giving up your current employment. It also affords you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. You can choose the way you study too, either online via our learning portal or by studying a paper-copy of the course.

With our package of inbuilt support, you will receive feedback from your tutor throughout the course at every stage. It could be the diploma that opens up new and exciting avenues and a new career!

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Event Planning course. This Event Planning course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the role of an Event Planner and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Event Planning 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

The Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

This Event Planning course has been authored by the gentleman who organised Madonna and Guy Ritchie's wedding, Ashley Judd and Dario Franchetti and Robbie Williams' 30th Birthday Party! You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Event Planning course. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during you Event Planning course. Additionally, our support staff will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone. Full tutor support is provided for a period of 12 months and included in the cost of the Event Planning course programme.

Module 1 - Introduction to event management
This introductory module provides a general overview of what it means to be an event planner and explores some of the main considerations and competencies required to successfully work in this sector. Specific areas covered include;
• What is an event management company?
• Event trends and the event market in the UK
• The role of the event planner
• Key competencies and skills
• Marketing your services

Module 2 - Introduction to the Event Planning Process
This module introduces the construct of the event planning process and focusses on relevant considerations such as; understanding the needs of the client and how to prepare your own event. Specific areas covered include;
• Understanding the needs to the client
• Planning your own event
• Preparing a proposal
• The itinerary and the event planner’s role
• Event planner code of ethics

Module 3 - The venue
This module focuses on the process of choosing and organising an appropriate venue to suit your client’s needs and examines relevant considerations such as; types of venue, insurance and hiring marquees. Specific areas covered include;
• Choosing a venue
• Types of venue
• Booking the venue for the event
• Overnight accommodation
• Insurance
• Hiring marquees
• Site visits at venues

Module 4 - Catering
This module examines the need for catering at an event and provides guidance on how to arrange and coordinate this process effectively through the focus on areas such as; receptions, wine and dietary requirements, Specific areas covered include;
• Choosing a caterer
• Catering options
• Receptions
• Quantities guidelines
• The running order of an event
• Dietary requirements
• Wine
• Other beverages

Module 5 Entertainment
This module looks at the relevance of implementing successful entertainment to suit the requirements of events and looks at numerous considerations of relevance such as; music, themes and speeches. Specific areas covered include;
• Music
• Requirements for musicians, bands and DJs
• Speeches
• Toasts
• Extra touches to an event
• Entertainment budget planner
• Theming an event
• Flowers and the florist
• Locating and using other suppliers of party equipment

Module 6 - Photographic and Audio-Visual Requirements
This module examines the role of an event planner in advising about how to engage a photographer, what to look for, when photographs should be needed and at what point they should be taken. Specific areas covered include;
• Photography
• Videography
• Video diary
• Webcams
• Visual projection
• Sound projection

Module 7 - Staging the Event
After mainly focussing on event preparations, this module looks specifically at the actual staging of the event. The knowledge details an array of relevant considerations such as: staffing, registration and seating plans. Specific areas covered include;
• Getting organised
• Staffing an event
• Delegate packs
• Registration
• Clearing up
• Compiling lists of invitees
• Enclosures with invitations
• Receiving replies
• Seating plans
• International travel considerations
• Health and safety considerations

Module 8 - Preparing Event Proposals
This module examines the importance for you as an event planner, to produce and maintain portfolios and proposals based on all the events that you have been involved with. Specific areas covered include;
• Creating an event portfolio
• The types and styles of portfolio
• The first meeting
• Creating an event proposal
• The importance of contractual obligations
• Contracts with suppliers
• Budgeting
• Negotiating with suppliers

Module 9 - Marketing and Selling your Events Planning Service
This module is concerned with the importance of promoting and marketing your event planning services and details relevant guidance on how to do this effectively. Specific areas covered include;
• Analysing your business strengths and weaknesses
• Developing a marketing campaign
• Undertaking market research
• Marketing strategy
• Marketing action plan
• Preparing to negotiate a contract
• During negotiations
• Closing negotiations and follow-up

Module 10 - Setting up your Business
This module examines the process of setting up your own event planning business and details important guidance on issues such as; company structure, premises and fees. Specific areas covered include;
• Company structure
• Company names
• Company advice
• Premises
• Deciding on your fee
• Fixed and variable costs

Module 11 - Preparing your own Task Lists and Action Plans
This concluding module aims to equip learners with effective techniques on planning their time and organising event planning responsibilities through the exploration of task lists and action plans. Specific areas covered include;
• Introduction to task lists
• First meeting
• Second meeting
• Third meeting
• Final meeting
• Action plan for the day
• After the event

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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  • Really enjoyed learning with NCC

    By on 10 May 2016
    I really enjoyed learning with NCC. The Destination and Event Management course I done was very informative and yet easy to understand. I learnt a ot from it and now look forward to using my new skills in forthcoming events.
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  • Helped build skills to run my own business

    By on 21 May 2015
    I really enjoyed completed my course with NCC and have learnt an awful lot which will help build my skills for me to begin my future planning and running my own business. All the feedback I received was perfectly explained and all information given regarding needing to re-do a piece of the module was fully understood by myself. I would like to thank NCC for allowing me the opportunity to broaden my skills and knowledge.
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  • Very good support and advice!

    By on 20 March 2015
    Very good, useful course. Easy to follow materials. Very good support and advice from training provider. Thanks very much for all the help and support throughout the course.
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