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Academic Accreditations

We are the only event management training provider endorsed by The Chartered Institute of Marketing. This is a globally recognised qualification.

What Academic Qualification Do You Receive?

The depth of study in our courses directly maps across to the UK’s National Qualifications Framework, as follows:

Foundation course: level 3

Diploma course: level 4

Postgraduate course: level 7

Degree Alternative course: level 7 by successful completion of the course.

Are The Courses Officially Recognised?

All of The Event Academy courses are endorsed by The Chartered Institute of Marketing – also known as CIM.

We are proud to say that we are the ONLY Event Management course that has passed the rigorous testing to gain this status.

The CIM is a global organisation with members all over the world and their qualifications are widely recognised as industry leading.

If you are looking for the next step in your career or making a change to start working in the events industry – then this is the course for you.

Find Out More About The Courses We Offer
The Event Academy is affiliated with a number of key institutions, find out some further information here.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing

All of our courses are fully endorsed by the internationally recognised Chartered Institute of Marketing.

We chose to partner with the CIM as they are the most respected, recognised and rigorous body in our industry.

After two years of working together to design and create our courses we are very proud to be the only event management training academy that they endorse.

The CIM is a professional association with 40,000 members worldwide. It offers professional development to marketing practitioners and other professionals who are dedicated to improving their business knowledge.

The CIM consistently monitor the content and calibre of our courses to ensure we adhere to the industry’s best practises and maintain high standards of education. This rigour gives you the assurance that you will graduate with a robust qualification accredited by an internationally recognised organisation.

The quality of a qualification from the CIM has real value to employers. This can make all the difference when looking for work or changing career.

Just compare the number of other training courses that are all accredited by the same organisations. We believe (after a lot of hard work!) that we are in a class of our own. There has to be a reason for that…

Institute of Hospitality

The Event Academy are proud to be accredited by The Institute of Hospitality.

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) is the world’s leading professional body for hospitality professionals. Their purpose is to promote professionalism through lifelong learning and inspire hospitality professionals to perform at their very best to earn the recognition they deserve.

We work closely with them to ensure our courses meet their rigorous standards and meet the needs of the hospitality industry.

Established in 1938, we are managed as an educational charity and our resources include publications, management guides and research, covering both our industry and other management disciplines.


International Live Events Organisation

The Event Academy are proud to be the preferred training supplier for ILEA – the leading global association for the creative events professional.

Our partnership gives us a fantastic opportunity to build and develop relationships with other industry members who literally span the globe. There are 6,000 plus members from the UK to the US, from Canada to Australia, the Middle East to Central Europe, Turkey, India, Hong Kong and Singapore.

It’s a lot of members with a lot of networking opportunities and The Event Academy have an incredibly privileged access to the events and meetings that these members attend.

In the UK ILEA concentrates efforts on connecting industry peers through trade shows and exhibitions as well as providing events for networking. With inspirational speakers (including key members of our team), ILEA events give members access to unique and exclusive learning experiences plus insights into the latest industry know how.

ILEA have kindly offered two of our students the opportunity to join the ‘Mistletoe Committee’ to help be part of the team who organise the biggest event of the year for the organisation. In addition all The Event Academy students are eligible for a student membership of ILEA at just £35 a year. For more information on ILEA and the events that they provide see here

ILEA are sponsored and associate with the leading global events agencies, venues and destination from Imagination to George P Johnson, from Propellor to Confex, from The Westminster Collection to Tourism Ireland.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The Event Academy are also certified by the CPD.

CPD combines different methodologies to learning, such as training workshops, conferences and events, e-learning programs, best practice techniques and ideas sharing, all focused for an individual to improve and have effective professional development.

Accompanied by such growth is the acceptance that academic qualifications must offer more vocational and skills-based or ‘practical’ learning. A structured, practical and methodical approach to learning helps employers across industries to keep key staff and develop the skills & knowledge in their organisations to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.

Read more here

National Union of Students

The Event Academy are officially accredited by the National Union of Students (NUS).

The NUS is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students’ unions.

They are a confederation of 600 students’ unions, amounting to more than 95% of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through their member students’ unions, they represent the interests of more than seven million students.

They promote, defend and extend the rights of students and develop and champion strong students’ unions.

As students of The Event Academy, you can benefit from our NUS affiliation by signing up for an NUS extra card, which entitles to you discounts and offers at major UK retailers, insurance and travel companies. You can find out more about the NUS on their website, or find out about the 160+ savings on great brands on their website:

Sign up for your NUS extra card by clicking here

Student Oyster Photocard

As a participating education establishment registered with the TFL scheme we can offer all our full-time students the opportunity to get an 18+ Student Oyster photocard, this will help in getting around London.

If you are:

• Aged 18 and over

• Enrolled on one of our full-time courses

• Living at a London address during term time

With an 18+ Student Oyster Photocard you can save 30% against the price of adult rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram passes.

Apply for your 18+ Oyster Photocard by clicking here

If you have any questions, you can always speak to us direct.