Event Management Level 3

If you love nothing better than throwing a good party, then take your skills to the next level and become an event organiser with our Event Management Level 3 Diploma.

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From choosing a theme and picking the right entertainment, to getting the catering just right and finding the perfect venue, we’ll teach you all of the essential skills an event manager needs.

Why get your diploma in Event Management?

UK events are a big business - with an industry valued at a whopping £42.3 billion, there's no shortage of great opportunities for those armed with the right skills and knowledge to make it as a successful event manager; according to salary insight, this role can earn you up to £40k a year!

Our online course takes you beyond decor and catering, equipping learners with practical know-how like marketing tactics, proposal development techniques and supplier negotiation so you're truly empowered in your future roles. Best part? Enjoy learning from home on your own timeline and schedule. Online learning is perfect for people with a busy lifestyle, juggling multiple priorities! Make this investment in yourself today... and cheers to that!

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Introduction to the Event Planning Process

We’ll start with the basics: why might people hire an events manager? Moving on, you’ll find out about the different types of events you might be asked to plan in this line of work. We’ll also take you through GDPR and health and safety legislation, and what this will mean for you.

Unit 2 - Key Competencies of an Event Planner and Code of Ethics

What makes a great event manager? Let’s try to find out. We’ll talk through some of the essential skills you’ll need, like planning and organisation. Next, we’ll move on to an equally important topic: how to negotiate with suppliers.

Unit 3 - Choosing the Venue

Arguably the most important part of all! We’ll take you through the checklist you’ll need to use when trying to find the right venue for your event, and the issues you’ll need to be aware of when considering different types of buildings and structures. Next, you’ll learn how booking a venue works in terms of deposits, payments, cancellations, and liability. You’ll also take a close look at marquees, and the issues you’ll need to be mindful of if you choose to book one.

Unit 4 - Catering

In unit four, you’ll move onto the aspect of your job that could make or break your event: the food. You’ll examine how to choose a caterer, how to tailor your food options to your event. Moving on, you’ll learn exactly what order food and drink should be served in, and when and if you should serve additional options such as a late night snack. Naturally, you’ll need to be aware of allergies and different dietary requirements, so we’ll also cover what you’ll need to consider here. Lastly, you’ll learn how to choose the right wine.

Unit 5 - Entertainment

Should you hire a DJ, or a band? Jazz, or classical? We’ll help you figure out how to make your choice, as well as what you’ll need to know from a health and safety perspective. You’ll discover how speeches should be planned, how to organise fireworks, and the kinds of gifts and goodie bags you could consider giving guests as a permanent reminder of the event.

Unit 6 - Theming an Event

Themes can really make an event special, and give your guests something to talk about! Colours, flowers, food, invitations – there’s so much to think about, and we’ll talk you through it all. We’ll also run through some essential considerations when trying to locate party equipment and finding suppliers.

Unit 7 - Photographic and Audio-Visual Requirements

Say cheese! Now’s the time to think about photography, as well as when you might consider hiring a videographer. Moving on, we’ll cover how you can prepare for using a webcam or video conferencing at your event, along with some of the more unusual requests you might receive such as video diary rooms.

Unit 8 - Staging the Event

Let’s start with invitations, the guest list, and the seating plan – because you need to be able to organise it all. We’ll move on to how to staff your event and find volunteers, organise delegate packs, and gather feedback. You’ll also learn what factors you’ll need to take into consideration if you’re hosting international guests, how to manage large crowds, and organise security.

Unit 9 - Preparing Event Proposals

Next, we’ll go through how to create an event portfolio, which will end up becoming your most important sales tool. You’ll learn exactly what you should include, and the different formats you could use. Then, we’ll go over initial contact meetings with clients, how to create an events proposal, and the contractual obligations you should establish once your client agrees.

Unit 10 - Marketing your event

Any good events manager needs to not only be able to plan a great event, but get people to attend. That’s where marketing comes in. In unit ten, you’ll discover how to compile a marketing action plan, understand the four key marketing principles, learn how to research your market, and much more.

Unit 11 - Preparing your own task list and action plans

Arranging an event will require several stages of planning, and you’ll need to be meticulously organised. We’ll give you some checklist templates you can use, and run through everything you’ll need to cover in your first few meetings with the client. Lastly, you’ll learn how to follow up after the event, and the final task list you’ll need to complete.

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With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year.

NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the specific needs of learners. These courses fit in where there are no other regulated qualifications are available. Meaning you can achieve recognition from a well-respected awarding body, even if there isn’t a pre-existing qualification in a certain subject area.

Course Outcome

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.

How is this course assessed or examined?

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.

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.


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Many of our courses do not require exams however, A-levels, GCSEs and some other courses do require exams to complete the qualification. Exam fees are additional to the cost of the course and prices vary depending on the course and where you sit them – find out more.

Planning on studying A-levels or GCSEs with us? We can add your exams during enrolment and blend them into your monthly payment plan if you wish. If you’re not ready to book your exam(s) yet, you can book them at a later date – all of the information is available on MyOxbridge under NEAS and Exams.

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Are business courses worth it?

Definitely, business and management courses can be used to advance up the ladder by proving to your employers that you’re dedicated and eager to learn.

They can also be used as evidence to prospective employers that you’d be a valuable addition to their team.

Finally, if you’re contemplating launching your own company, business and management courses can help you find your feet, hone your skills and become a success.

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Why study business and management courses online with Oxbridge?

We offer a huge selection of business-focussed courses such as Business GCSE and Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business and nationally recognised project management qualifications, such as Prince2.

Whether you’re self-employed, climbing the ladder or struggling to get a foothold, showing initiative and gaining additional business qualifications can set you apart from the competition.

When you opt to study online with Oxbridge, you also gain tons of additional benefits such as: Not having to quit your job to navigate set lesson timetables; studying around your social life, at times that best suit you; one-on-one time with a qualified tutor who specialises in the subject you’re studying; top-quality learning materials, including quizzes, videos and e-books; the potential to achieve a pass rate that’s 20% higher than the national average and more.

If you’d like to find out more about studying business and management with Oxbridge, speak with one of our learning advisers via live chat.

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What are the different types of management courses?

Management is a far-reaching subject and involves the study of a variety of managerial practices. Whether you’re investigating how you can better serve your team and employer or are expanding your skills to run your own business, an online management course offers flexibility that you won’t find in a more traditional educational setting.

Managerial courses vary depending on the industry you are working in. Some of these courses include:

Team Leading Skills and Principles of Management.

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What are the different types of business courses?

Business is one of the most popular fields of study worldwide. In today’s ever-increasing competitive job market, you can ensure that you stand out from the crowd with an accredited, industry-recognised business course.

There are a variety of online business courses available to study, depending on your goal. Just a few of the courses you could invest include Starting Your Own Business.

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What do event planners earn?

Typical entry-level event planner roles start at around £20,000 a year. Once you gain a little more experience you can expect to earn £22,000 to £25,000, while salaries for event manager roles go up to £40,000.

It’s not unusual however for event planners to work as freelancers, or to launch their own companies, at which point the sky’s pretty much the limit when it comes to your earning potential!

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Which course is best for event management?

We always recommend our Event Management Level 3 course for students who want an all-rounded education so that they can leap right into their new careers.

After you’ve dabbled in the industry and managed enough events to know what sector you prefer to work in, you can always invest in further study and specialise in a specific area of planning, like wedding planning, for example.

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How to get into event planning

If you aspire to become a fully-fledged event planner but don’t have the time or want the hassle of going ‘back to school’, then a distance learning events management course may be the best option for you.

Study at your own time and pace to get armed with all the practical skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed. And because you can study from home in your spare time, it’s possible to work towards a new career while juggling the demands of day-to-day life.

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Is event planning a fun career?

While everyone’s different, it’s safe to say that event planning is definitely a fun career! No two days are ever the same, and there are few things more satisfying than watching an event you’ve planned run without a hitch and seeing the attendees having a fantastic time. It makes sense then that event planners consistently rate themselves as being happy in their careers.

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Why study event management courses with Oxbridge?

As a trusted and experienced distance learning provider, when you enrol on an online course with us, you will have access to award-winning learning materials and expert tutor support every step of the way. You’ll receive the same level of teaching and learning as you’d expect from traditional education, only now you’ll be in the driving seat, with complete control over your future.

Our high pass rates are a testament to the standard of education we provide. Enrolling is quick, straightforward, and the first step toward your new career. Whether you want to set up your own business or become a high-flying events manager at a large company, we’ll help make your dreams come true.

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What does an event planner do?

There’s a lot more to event management than you might imagine. Whether it’s weddings, sports or corporate conferences, a tremendous amount of work goes into planning events and making sure they go off without a hitch.

An event planner’s exact role will vary depending on the industry they are operating in. Essentially, they are responsible for the organising and execution of a variety of functions. There may also be a requirement to manage a team of people and third-party companies to ensure all events are a roaring success.

Be prepared for the unexpected, keep your cool, and you’ll be a successful, highly sought-after event manager.

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What event management courses have certificates?

Upon completing your events management course, you will typically receive a certificate stating you have finished your studies. 

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