Wedding Planning Diploma

There’s nothing quite like a wedding celebration. What bride (and groom) doesn’t want her wedding to be the most magical and unforgettable day of her life? The skill is turning that fantasy into a reality, right down to the cutting of the cake. If you can see yourself planning glamorous weddings for love-struck couples nationwide, our Wedding Planning Diploma was made for you!

Planning a wedding is much more than fancy ice sculptures, multi-layered cakes, and big-band music. It’s the day little girls wait for. Where love triumphs, blossoms and comes together in holy matrimony. Hyper-personalised weddings have become a thing in 2018. Couples like to be different or unique. And the average cost of traditional weddings are at an all-time high (£30,355 according to Bridebook’s National Wedding Survey 2018). Meaning there’s no better time to start planning weddings than today.

With our Wedding Planning Diploma, you’ll discover everything you need to organise the perfect day. We’ll take you on a journey through the life of a wedding planner, exploring characteristics of the role. You’ll learn about venues, catering, and what to expect when hiring a photographer. Of course, there’s the nitty-gritty too: finances, setting up a business, and the ceremony itself.

In today’s competitive market, a diploma is becoming necessary for aspiring wedding planners. Imagine approaching couples already prepared. What about already knowing how much time, dedication, effort is needed to succeed? And, of course, knowing all about negotiating with supplier. Get your qualification and endorsement as a professional with this course and make today your big day!

On our Wedding Planning Diploma, you will:

  • Learn create wedding plans with personality and charm
  • Discover how to plan the big day by breaking it down into manageable elements
  • Gain insight into different types of wedding services, such as caterers and photographers
  • Understand key duties behind the scenes, such as budgets, negotiation and entertainment
  • Know the requirements to start and run your own wedding planning business

An ideal course for budding wedding planners looking for a break down of the key elements of wedding planning.
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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.

Unlimited Tutor Support ™

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

Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X347

NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK.  Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years.

Study Hours

Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months. However, additional hours may be required for reading, writing and research.

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

Our Wedding Planning Diploma is paper-based, meaning you’ll receive all the necessary materials you need to complete the diploma in your course pack. However, we do recommend doing additional research around your course. There are plenty of resources out there to find, from books in a library to online research, videos, e-books and quizzes to aid your development.


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 a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE.  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
The Role of a Wedding Planner

In the first unit, you’ll learn about the role of a wedding planner. You’ll explore the history of marriage and general wedding trends. You’ll also study code of ethics and key competencies of a wedding planner.

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.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

I felt a feeling of success and contentment upon completion
Harriet Coles

It was interesting, fun and most of all I felt a feeling of success and contentment upon completion.

Learnt so much already
David W.

I work within an events team in a highly desirable wedding venue in Brighton I am looking to branch out into wedding planning for the venue and with this course, I think I am going to be successful at it.  Learnt so much already, its a really good basis and would recommend anyone looking to get into wedding planning to enrol.

I hope to be able to go on and help others
Amanda Dilke

I planned my own wedding and know now why so many people have a planner – with my experience I hope to be able to go on and help others.  This course is great, I’m really passionate about doing it and leaving the job I don’t really enjoy.  It isn’t easy though, you have to be motivated and have a will to succeed – and not watch Coronation Street when you are meant to be studying.  It helps that I am genuinely interested in this subject and want to make it work for me going forward.

Learnt so much already
David W.

I work within an events team in a highly desirable wedding venue in Brighton I am looking to branch out into wedding planning for the venue and with this course, I think I am going to be successful at it.  Learnt so much already, its a really good basis and would recommend anyone looking to get into wedding planning to enrol.

Excellent support and guidance from Oxbridge Home Learning

I received excellent support and guidance from Oxbridge Home Learning. They were extremely helpful and the course taught me in a way that I could understand.  Im hopefully now going to get a placement with a wedding planning company and hopefully once i have gained some on the job experience start up my own company.  I have no hesitations in recommending this college or course to anyone, id like to give a special mention to my student advisor whom i initially spoke with and have spoke with several times since – Kate, thank you for your help and guidance and good luck with your course too.

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