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 got a passion for organisation, this course might be for you!
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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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. Our NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the needs of our learners. They’ve also been accredited by NCFE/CACHE after meeting strict criteria, demonstrating great quality and rigor. Completing Customised Qualifications does not lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study.
We recommend spending 120 study hours on this course; this is around 30 minutes a day over 8 months. However, additional hours will be required for reading writing and research. For the TQT hours, read the course duration section below.
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.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. The TQT is 450 hours, which is more than 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 an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.
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.
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.
Difficulty - 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.
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.
Uncover essential competencies every event planner needs, such as planning, organising and understanding client requirements. You’ll also cover ethical standards, organisations responsible for upholding them, as well as voluntary codes of conduct.
Explore the event manager’s role in helping a client chose a viable venue, such as key information you must get from both the client and the venue. You’ll learn about what’s involved when booking a venue, insurance policies, types of venue, site visits, and how to set up and run a function in a marquee.
Gain insight into catering arrangements, from choosing a caterer to creating question checklists for the caterer to answer. You’ll also learn about catering options for different types of event, dietary requirements, canapes (bite-size food) and five types of wine.
Learn to coordinate entertainment for a variety of events. You’ll identify the requirements of musicians, understand health and safety consideration, recognise the guidelines of toasting at events, as well as work with a budget planner to maintain cost.
This unit teaches the importance of theming an event. You’ll look at areas you might consider when choosing a them, such as colours, food and flowers. You’ll learn how to choose a florist, as well as locating and using suppliers of party equipment to your requirements.
In this unit, you’re introduced to the audiovisual requirements of photography and videography, as well as the preparation for webcams, video conferencing, diary rooms, video diaries, photo booths and front/back projection. There’s also a review sheet to work through.
Discover the essentials to staging an event, from getting organised to staffing, briefings, registration, delegate packs, feedback and evaluation, compiling a list of invitees, and seating plans. You’ll also look at international travel considerations, documentation, risk assessments, crowd management and security.
Uncover the duties involved preparing proposals to potential clients. You’ll learn about crafting a various types of portfolio to pitch yourself during initial meetings. Finally, you’ll study event proposals, budgeting, contractual obligations and negotiations with suppliers.
You’ll learn to market and sell your services to clients. You’ll be expected to analyse your business strengths and weaknesses, know how to develop a marketing campaign, undertake market research and compile a marketing strategy. You’ll also explore the negotiating of contracts with a client – getting to know your customer to negotiating your offer and following up with prospects post negotiation.
On competing this unit, you’ll be able to understand the type of company structure that’s suitable for you, the law relating to company names, what’s required for a premises, deciding your pricing, and key elements in selecting business advisers.
The final unit discusses the preparation of action plans for events using information from the client. You’ll learn how to devise task lists detailing activities you and your client must complete before the first, second, third and final meetings. You’ll also encounter an event action plan example detailing an entire event day. You’ll also consider post-event task lists, too.
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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.
Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).