|Course at QLS||Level 2|
|Endorsement||Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme|
|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 from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.