Event Management Courses

Event Management Courses

Learn how the most ambitious events are devised, executed and managed by elite professionals. Take that first important step toward an incredible new career today, with a premier distance learningevent management courses from Oxford Home Study College.

Defining Event Management

Behind every event lies a team of professional planners and managers, who take responsibility for coordinating and bringing together each key element of the event. From the smallest business meetings to the largest global music festivals, an event is the product of meticulous planning, faultless execution and skilled management.

Whether working alone or as part of a wider team, it’s the job of the event planner to take the vision of those hosting the event and bring it to life. From venue choice to layout to marketing to the health and safety of every attendee, it is a multifaceted role of extreme responsibility. Event planners and managers are therefore required to have enormous self-discipline, determination, ambition and creative vision.

Why is Event Management an Important Subject?

The size and value of the UK events sector alone demonstrates the important of event management as a subject. As of 2015, the sector was worth approximately £42 billion to the British economy – up 8% from the previous year. Split into individual segments, business conferences and meetings generate around £20 billion, trade fairs and exhibitions £11 billion, outdoor events £1.1 billion, corporate hospitality events £1.2 billion, sporting events £2.3 billion and music events £1.3 billion.

Right now, the industry employs somewhere in the region of 530,000 full-time workers, spanning no less than 25,000 businesses and organisations. An incredible 1.3 million business events are planned and held in the UK every year, while the top-10 event planning businesses in the county earn a combined £2 billion annually. But what’s even more incredible is how these numbers are in a state of constant growth and are only destined to continue accelerating over the years to come.

In short, there’s never been a better time to consider an incredible career in event planning and management.

The Benefits of Studying Event Management

It takes time, experience and a solid educational background to take up the post of professional event planner. Gaining that all-important foot in the door in the first place can be difficult – those with recognised qualifications always having the upper-hand. Event planning is a deeply complex and challenging specialism, which must be studied at length prior to joining the industry.

Just a few of the benefits of studying event planning and management include:

1 – A Thriving Sector  

As already touched upon, the UK event sector alone is already enormous in size and value, though is set to continue growing indefinitely. In terms of career opportunities and potential rewards, there are few contemporary industries with the same high level of appeal.

2 – Management Skills

Most of the core skills and competencies picked up along the way are of comprehensive value and relevance in any business management area. For qualified event planners with a strong track record, future career prospects are boundless.

3 – Job Security

Demand for the very best event planners and managers has never been higher on a global basis. As such, it is a career path that can guarantee life-long job security, for those willing to commit and continually climb the ladder.

4 – Financial Rewards

Senior event managers and company directors have the potential to earn extraordinary salaries. Even at an entry-level positon, the qualified event manager will usually take home a highly competitive salary and rewards package.

5 – Job Satisfaction

Event planning has the potential to be one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable of all creative industries. Bringing the most extraordinary visions to life and delighting delegates/attendees adds up to the kind of job satisfaction you simply cannot put a price on.

Scope of Studying Event Management

While it is impossible to become an elite event manager without extensive practical experience, the strongest careers are built on a robust educational foundation. Along with a very specific set of personal character traits, newcomers must have an extensive knowledge and understanding of the industry as a whole.

Studying event management with a distance learning program could make all the difference, for those interested in joining this remarkable industry.

  • Salary – Annual salaries in the event planning sector range from around £15,000 for entry-level customer service agents right through to £100,000+ for senior managers and directors. Education and experience are the strongest influencers of take-home pay.
  • Working Life – The working life of the event planner tends to be extremely dynamic and unpredictable. It is a role that demands frequent travel, long working hours that may include evening and weekends, unexpected call-outs at all hours and a schedule that changes by the day.
  • Potential Employers – As mentioned previously, there are currently somewhere in the region of 25,000 event planning and management business in the United Kingdom alone. On a global basis therefore, potential employers exist in extraordinary numbers.
  • Self-Employment – Many qualified event managers choose to set up their own agencies, or offer their services on a freelance basis. With sufficient experience and a flawless track record, self-employment in event planning and management can be incredibly lucrative.

Event Management Courses at Oxford Home Study College

Oxford Home Study College is proud to offer an extensive range of high-quality distance learning programs, including several online event planning courses. Each of our courses has been developed in conjunction with senior industry leaders and respected academics alike, in order to guarantee outstanding quality content.

Study in your own time, with no time restrictions or deadlines to worry about. Full tutor support is available when required and all course materials are provided by us.

For the strongest start to your new career, our Level 4 Diploma in Event Management is the ideal choice. We also offer an intermediate Level 3 Certificate in Event Management, along with a focused Level 2 Conference and Event Planning Course and totally Free Event Planning Course.

For more information on any of our online event planning courses or to discuss enrolment, get in touch with our admissions team today on + 44 01865 686162, or drop us a line at [email protected].

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