Event Management Level 3 Diploma

The unsung heroes behind any function, event managers are the glue that holds everything together. They’re the people clients trust to handle the crucial aspects of planning events (what you finally see) from behind the scenes, such as administration, supplier relationships, budgets, contracts, and logistics. Our event management course teaches you these key skills so you can successfully plan an event from scratch – whether a corporate meeting for 500 businessmen, a stall marketing a brand at a show, or a charity fundraiser in the local town hall. If you’ve a passion for organisation, this course might be for you!

There’s nothing quite like pulling off an event, seeing the final turnout and the inevitable smiles on guests faces when everything goes to plan. After all, you’re the master behind organising the venue, entertainment, invitations, seating plans, beverages, catering, as well as the nitty gritty stuff like insurance, permits and legal requirements. In a nutshell, you’re the reason this event was a triumphant success! Event management can be such a buzz!

Completing an event management course gives you project management and research skills to plan a range of events. A few to mention are seminars to fundraisers, wedding celebrations, award ceremonies, product promotion, conferences, conventions, festivals and formal parties. An ideal course for key decision makers looking for a challenging career role.

When studying our Event Management Course, you’ll learn about:

  • The whole event planning process – how it works and why planners are integral.
  • Key competencies and ethical code of event planners.
  • Organising aspects like venue, entertainment and catering for various events.
  • Addressing people when inviting them to events.
  • Marketing and selling your events planning service.
  • Setting up your own event planning business.
  • And so much more…

Our event management course teaches the skills to successfully plan events from scratch. If you've a passion for organisation, this course is for you!    
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At your own pace

Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

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Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X338

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Study Hours

It takes around 120 hours to complete this course.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded an NCFE customised qualification. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Introduction to the Event Planning Process

The first unit introduces you to the role of an event planner, what they do and why clients might use them. You’ll recognise key categories events planners might get involved with. You’ll also learn the principles of data protection and emergency procedures within the industry.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Improved my job
Samuel Evans

It seems very hard to get a job in this field without qualifications and experience. I have the experience, but no qualification, so I found this course online. The course has been great in widening my understanding and teaching me what I need to know to apply my job. Doing this course will show my future employers that I am motivated to be the best I can as I’ve opted to pay to study in my own time. I would highly recommend this course to anyone as it will really help you with your future career. I am now an assistant to an events co-ordinator and when I have completed this course I hope to go on to be a co-ordinator myself.

Everything going well
A. Willis

Nervous at first to learn alone, but have had a lot of support from tutor, everything is going well so far.

tutor was very helpful and informative
Jenny Price-Knight

Very interesting and fun, the way the course was laid out was good as well. My tutor was very helpful and informative. I loved it, All the stars!

I was helped every step of the way.

What really surprised me is that regardless of the time difference (i live in the UAE) there is always someone who responds quickly to any questions or queries I had. I was helped every step of the way. My assessments were marked and returned quickly. This was an incredible “event journey” and experience for me.

My tutor has encouraged me
Ria Benton

Since the beginning, my tutor has encouraged me to develop an event manager mindset. I have grown so much personally and professionally with this course.

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