Event Management

Events and weddings usually require multiple teams to come together, including several external suppliers. That’s where event managers come in. If you’re detail-oriented, love organisation, aren’t scared of multitasking and get a thrill every time you see an event go off without a hitch, then you’ve found your calling – you’re destined to be an events manager.

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Exciting Career Prospects

Whether you’re looking to host premiers, exhibitions or plan a weeding, entering the thrilling world of events management means you will enjoy an exciting and varied career.

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No Experience Needed

Entry-level courses are available, providing the perfect steppingstone into your dream.

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Oxbridge students achieve 20% higher grades than the national average.

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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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