|Course Level||Level 4|
|Awarding Body||ABC Awards|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
The contemporary events planning industry is widely regarded as one of the world’s most enjoyable, diverse and comprehensively rewarding. The services of the professionally-qualified events manager have never been in higher demand, as businesses and private clients alike continue to request the planning, implementation and management of increasingly challenging and complex events. From the smallest of corporate meetings to the largest live music events, event planners are required to master a wide variety of intricate disciplines, in order to build both a strong reputation and a lucrative life-long career.
This event management course online, has been designed for those with an existing interest in contemporary events in general, though perhaps no specific prior qualifications or experience. Candidates are gradually and comprehensively introduced to the most important elements in the event planning process, along with what exactly it is the events manager does and how to build a successful career. Nine intensive modules of Online event management Course, begin with an outline of events from a modern perspective, before introducing a variety of different event-types, the most critical event planning steps, human resource management, event marketing, contingency planning and ultimately how to go into business as an event planner.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to explore and pursue countless career options with established event planning brands, or to build and manage their own private events management business.
This event management certificate online, is delivered over nine modules:
Module 1 - An Introduction to Events
The introductory course module begins with a broad overview of the contemporary events market, guiding candidates through the definition of an event, how exactly the event planner plays a role in organising/managing an event, techniques for gaining a better understanding of clients’ expectations and how the industry in general has evolved over time.
Module 2 - Types of Event
Course content in Module 2 focuses more specifically on the various different event types the professional events planner may encounter. A series of essential planning principles and associated challenges are introduced alongside public events, business events, personal events and several examples of social events.
Module 3 - The Event Planning Process
Diploma Module 3 guides candidates through the most important stages of the initial planning process, along with a series of essential considerations and issues. The module as a whole opens candidates up to the importance of planning in general and how the desired result cannot be achieved without equal focus paid to each specific planning stage.
Module 4 - Steps in Planning an Event
The four most critical components of the successful event planning framework are introduced and discussed at length in Module 4. Candidates investigate the planning and execution stage, event monitoring, controlling and closing an event. Once again, each component is studied as a uniquely critical entity in its own right and as a critical event building block.
Module 5 - The Event Management Plan
Perhaps the single most important event planning document of all, the event management plan details every essential aspect and element of the event in full. While event management plan content varies from one event to the next, standard content includes key contractors, licensing and insurance details, fire safety, event timetables, scheduling, staffing, emergency contacts and more.
Module 6 - Contingency Planning
Professional event planners must also be able to circumvent a wide variety of challenges, issues and unforeseen eventualities. Module 6 provides a comprehensive overview of contingency planning, introducing candidates to a wide variety of potential risks/scenarios and the core stages of creating a workable and efficient contingency plan
Module 7 - Marketing and Customer Services
Diploma Module 7 focuses on quality customer service provision and effective event marketing strategies. Along with an introduction to the professional marketing plan, target audience identification and how to effectively establish marketing objectives, candidates discover the importance of pre-empting and exceeding the expectations of clients and customers.
Module 8 - Evaluating Events
Continuous improvement is essential for any events planner striving for long-term success and prosperity. Module 8 guides candidates through the professional post-event evaluation process, outlining a series of strategies for gathering and analysing feedback, carrying out personal event reviews and responding to feedback/comments from both attendees and contractors/vendors.
Module 9 - Starting and Running the Business
Bringing the course to a conclusion, Module 9 focuses on the fundamentals of starting and managing a private events management consultancy. Along with the research and development of the professional business plan, candidates explore identifying and attracting a target audience, a series of essential event management ethics, the importance of strong contractor/vendor relationships and the benefits of going into business solo.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.