|Course Level||Level 3|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||200 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Explore the remarkable world of the professional events planner in this insightful nine-module certificate. A fantastically-rewarding creative industry with limitless scope for advancement, the services of outstanding event planners have never been in greater demand. From important business meetings to upmarket weddings and right through to sprawling music festivals, event managers single-handedly determine the event’s success or otherwise. A career of rewards and responsibilities in equal measures, to become proficient in the art of event planning is to become a powerful and priceless business asset.
This introductory event planning certification online, investigates the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and personal traits required to succeed in this highly-competitive industry. Course content of this online event planning certification, introduces candidates to a variety of common event types, breaking the event planning process down to its core elements and exploring each in-depth. Candidates build an advanced understanding of event budgeting, venue selection criteria, event theme and concept considerations, critical health and safety legislation, event marketing strategies and closing/evaluating events.
Ultimately, successful candidates will have the opportunity to seek positions with working event management agencies, or to start their own private event planning businesses.
This event planner certification online, is delivered over nine in-depth modules:
Module 1 – An Introduction to Event Planning
The introductory module dissects and studies the key duties and responsibilities of the professional event planner, along with an introduction to the various stages involved in event planning. Candidates discuss both the talents and character traits that combine to build high-quality event managers.
Module 2 – Types of Events
Course content then switches focus to a variety of common event types, outlining the key differences, demands and associated challenges of each. Essential event planning principles are discussed, along with a breakdown of business conventions, personal/private events, business events, social events and more.
Module 3 – Event Planning Process
The following module guides candidates through the four critical event planning stages - planning & execution, monitoring, controlling and closing. Each stage is analysed and discussed in-depth, highlighting several common issues and challenges commonly encountered in the event planning process.
Module 4 – Event Concept and Theme
Devising specific event concepts and creative themes represents the primary core focus of Module 4. The value of brainstorming in establishing an initial vision is explored, alongside the creation of professional event programs, an introduction to popular event themes and how to work with clients’ visions.
Module 5 – Event Budget Planning
Course Module 5 focuses on accurate event budget planning, taking candidates through a wide variety of essential and supplementary cost considerations. A series of budgeting principles and fundamentals are explored, along with techniques for effectively analysing/identifying the specific requirements of an event.
Module 6 – Venue Selection
The process of identifying and selecting the ideal event venue follows in Module 6, in which candidates investigate the most important venue-selection criteria. Course content also introduces a series of site planning/layout essentials, along with associated logistical considerations.
Module 7 – Health, Safety and Environmental Issues
The seventh module focuses on a variety of key event health and safety issues, also touching upon crucial environmental considerations and challenges. On-site facilities/amenities and essential service-provision are also discussed at length, alongside legislative health & safety requirements and more.
Module 8 – Marketing the Event
Course content then moves onto event marketing, guiding candidates through a series of tools, techniques and strategies for both identifying and appealing to target audiences. The importance of establishing clear marketing objectives is explored, along with a breakdown of the marketing plan and the value of social media.
Module 9 – Starting Your Own Even Planning Service
Bringing the course to a close, Module 9 introduces candidates to the process of starting and running a private event planning business from scratch. From the creation of an initial business plan to brand establishment to marketing and more, candidates discover the core components/qualities of the successful event planning business.
£75 Discount) £310
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 3 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.