|Course Level||Level 3|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||200 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Explore one of the most enjoyable, potentially-lucrative and consistently-secure arms of the event planning industry. The services of the professional wedding planner have never been in higher demand, both domestically and on a global basis. A unique modern industry where flawless is the only acceptable standard, wedding planning is both challenging and rewarding in equal measures. To master the various disciplines required to plan and execute exquisite wedding ceremonies/receptions is to enjoy a career of near-endless potential.
This wedding planning course online, provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the world’s most relevant event planning specialisms. Building on an existing interest in the modern wedding industry, nine intensive course units gradually build candidates’ knowledge and expertise to professional levels. Beginning with an overview of the modern industry as it stands today, course content on wedding planner certification online, outlines a variety of common wedding themes and types. Candidates also explore building and managing vendor relations, along with food and beverage provision, floral décor, photography and entertainment. The course concludes with an introduction to starting, managing and marketing a private wedding planning business.
Ultimately, successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue positions with established brands, or go into business for themselves as private wedding consultants.
Wedding planning certification online, is delivered over nine in-depth modules:
Module 1 – The Business of Wedding Planning
The introductory module explores the wedding planning business in general, outlining contemporary wedding ceremonies and a series of faith-specific traditions. The core skills and talents required to make it as a successful wedding planner are also outlined and explored.
Module 2 – Wedding Vision
The second course module guides candidates through the initial client meeting and how to establish a clear wedding vision. Course content outlines initial preparation, how to ask the right questions in order to obtain all necessary information, what clients expect of the wedding planner and how to present attractive proposals/plans.
Module 3 – Wedding Budget
A series of essential budgeting considerations follow in Module 3, which focuses specifically on bringing wedding visions to life without overspending. Along with an exploration of the various costs associated with modern weddings, candidates explore the creation of high-quality weddings when minimal funds are available.
Module 4 – Wedding Timeline
Scheduling and timeliness enter the conversation in Module 4, in which candidates explore the importance of precise punctuality. The wedding timeline as a whole is dissected and investigated in-depth, along with additional concepts including event design, initial and ongoing research, confirmation, implementation and post-event evaluation.
Module 5 – The Venue
Venue selection follows in the fifth course module, in which candidates learn essential venue assessment and evaluation techniques. Along with effective tailoring and managing of venue layout, candidates explore venue selection challenges including difficult client requests and strict budget limitations.
Module 6 – Food and Beverage
The provision of food and beverage is broken down and explored in Module 6. Course content outlines effective catering cost and budgeting considerations, assessment of current catering trends, selecting F&B in accordance with the specifics of the wedding and the importance of maintaining strong vendor relations.
Module 7 – Music, Photography and Floral Décor
Candidates investigate floral décor, photography, music and entertainment in general throughout Module 7. Along with the sourcing, installation and removal of flowers, course content outlines entertainment-selection, popular types of entertainment, photography options and all associated budget considerations.
Module 8 – Wedding Day Details
The role the wedding planner plays in key wedding day details enters the conversation in Module 8. Candidates are guided through a variety of preparatory responsibilities, including hair and makeup service-provision, transportation, scheduling and more.
Module 9 – Starting a Wedding Planning Business
Closing the course, Module 9 provides candidates with an essential introduction to the specifics of starting, managing and marketing a private wedding planning business. Course content covers the identification and targeting of specific audiences, business plan creation, effective marketing strategies and stress-management techniques.
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.