|Course Level||Level 2|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||125 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
The professional event planning industry is one of significant challenges and limitless rewards. Businesses at all levels depend on the skills of qualified planners to devise, implement, monitor, manage and close events of key importance. From commercial sales/marketing events to high-profile conferences and right through to international meetings of board members and executives, the role of the event planner is one of comprehensive relevance and value.
This event planning certificate online, offers a comprehensive introduction to a truly extraordinary service sector. Begin an exciting new career, or enhance an existing position with invaluable industry insights. Throughout the five intensive course modules of event planner certification online, candidates study each stage of the event planning and management process at length, along with essential budgeting and marketing considerations. Core subtopics include venue selection, scheduling, forming strong vendor/supplier relations, catering, entertainment, market analysis and continuous-improvement strategies.
This event management certificate online, is delivered over five in-depth modules:
Module 1 – Event Planning Essentials
The course begins with a broad overview of various event planning essentials, guiding candidates through the process of identifying an event’s requirements and setting primary goals. A breakdown of event briefing notes is also provided, alongside an introduction to conference planning and the basics of event budgeting.
Module 2 – Using the Committee Approach
Course Module 2 discusses the committee approach to event planning, outlining the benefits, limitations and challenges of working as an event-planning team. Candidates learn how to choose team members in accordance with role-requirements, effective delegation techniques/strategies, how to build strong relations with suppliers/vendors and generally working toward common goals.
Module 3 – Advertising and Marketing
Marketing and advertising from the perspective of the professional event planner are discussed at-length in Module 3. A variety of support-gathering strategies are explored, along with how to effectively market events of various sizes/types and a series of essential marketing budgeting considerations.
Module 4 – Venue selection and Managing Contracts
The following course module focuses primarily on selecting the most appropriate venue – also touching upon key contract-management issues. Sub-topics introduced and explored include business etiquette, diversity considerations, the creation of food and beverage menus, criteria for evaluating venues, venue layout considerations and more.
Module 5 – Gathering Feedback and closing the Event
In the final course module, candidates are guided through the importance of gathering and working with feedback, in order to facilitate continuous improvement. Course content covers performance analysis strategies, event closures, organising post-event meetings, producing professional conference reports and the various sources from which feedback must be gathered.
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 2 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.
Q. How does Distance / Online Learning work?
All our courses offer the flexibility of learning. These are divided into units. After each course unit the student is required to complete and submit an assignment. Students work through each unit at your own pace. There are no deadlines for completing and submitting the assignments. Tutor marks the assignment and uploads the result on the portal. The student then moves on to the next unit and this way completes the course. All the submitted work is assessed by the awarding body at the moderation stage. Recognised Certificate is issued by the awarding body.
Q. When can I start the course?
You can start the course anytime. The enrolments are continued throughout the year.
Q. What is the enrolment process?
Enrolment process is very simple. After you have chosen the course you wish to take you can just fill in an online form and we will send you invoice for the course fee. On receipt of payment we will give you course access and your course tutor will contact you as well. You can even start right now by paying the course fee online.
Q. Can I take up the course if I am not in the UK?
Yes, you can. All our courses can be taken up and completed from anywhere around the world. If you are an international student you will enjoy the same support as any other student within the UK does.
Q. How long does it take to complete the course?
This entirely depends on you that how much time you dedicate to your studies and how fast you intend to complete the course. We have provided estimated study hours for each course on the course page. You can plan your study according to your own schedule.
Q. Will I get tutor support?
Yes. all our courses come will one to one tutor support. This support is available for duration of the course. Once you will enrol on the course you will be allocated an experience tutor who will guide you throughout the course. The tutor will mark your assignments and will provide you feedback on your submitted work. You can contact your tutor through email.
Q. Can I retake the assignment if I fail it once?
Yes, In that case your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and will highlight the areas where you need improvement.
Q. Is there any deadline for submitting the assignments?
No, there are no deadlines for the submission of assignments. Students work at their own pace and plan their study according to their own schedule. However you will submit one assignment at a time so that the tutor can mark one and can give you feedback. Following which you can move on to your next unit and assignment.
Q. Do I need to sit an exam at the end?
All our courses are assignment based. Your submitted work is assessed throughout the course. There is no final exam at the end.
Q. Do I need to purchase any text books?
College provides comprehensive course materials containing all the relevant information you require to complete the course. All this is all included in the course fee. However we encourage our students to undertake additional study on the topics. For further help we have provided additional supporting material on the portal. There are also useful links relevant to the course you are studying.
Q. English is not my first language can I still complete the course?
All our courses have been specially written for home study keeping in mind that our students come from all parts of the world and English is not the first language for most of them. Our course materials are written in easy to understand English. If you have basic English skills you can easily complete the course.
Q. What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements for most of our courses. All you need to have is the motivation and commitment for completing the course.