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Degree Alternative

Learn key skills, gain industry experience plus a mentoring programme & access to 3 month work placement to provide a gateway to a career

Key Course Details

Degree Alternative

Level 7

12 months

Next start dates

Monday 7th October 2019 – July 2020

Monday 20th April 2020 – March 2021

Business Design Centre, London

Total Course Price:

Standard Payment
£2,000 deposit

£9,500 balance 2 weeks before course start

Payment Plan
£2,000 deposit

6 x instalments of £1,735

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Full time 1 year course including 3 month industry placement providing comprehensive training and insight into the events industry

Guaranteed 3 month work placement and on going connections with our sister recruitment company, The Event Talent Agency.

Graduate with a Level 7 CIM accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management – the highest level of accredited qualification in the industry within 12 months

Insight into incredible venues and event agencies including The BreweryMiddle TempleTobacco DockFulham PalaceChandos House and WRG

In depth skill-based learning across all elements of event management including project management, event planning, marketing, health & safety, budgeting, it skills, production, PR, presentation, creativity and risk management

Tailored one to one coaching and career guidance from our expert tutors and in house recruitment agency – Event Talent Agency.

The opportunity to join our alumni network of over 2,000 graduates in the industry – instant contacts and instant credibility

A wide range of practical experience through volunteering and live event projects throughout the course to enhance your CV

Invaluable connections made on the course with numerous guest industry lecturers & experts – a valuable network that will stay with you throughout your career

The course has been absolutely vital to my success in the industry because it has given me a real firm foundation with a lot of practical training.

Chirag Patel, AEG Live
Our goal is to provide the best event training courses available and prepare our students to achieve meaningful careers.
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Our goal is to provide the best event training courses available and prepare our students to achieve meaningful careers.

We do this by teaching students, not only how to design and deliver successful events, but also how to pitch, interview, work in teams and manage people. We call this being ‘work ready’. It’s what the industry requires from us and it’s what we love doing. To date, over 2,000 students have passed through The Event Academy and over 90% of our level 7 graduates are employed in the event industry 6 months on from graduation.

Our Degree Alternative enables those with little or no previous event management experience or qualifications to graduate with a level 7 Postgraduate Diploma (accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing) within 12 months. Working your way through the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced stages of the Degree Alternative, you will receive personalised coaching throughout your journey to prepare you for each stage.

Course Modules

At each stage, you will progress through Core Modules of event management and Key Subject Modules, developing broad knowledge and understanding of all event sectors. You will receive a range of support to aid your personal development along the way. Assessments come at the end of each stage and help prepare you for the next level of learning.


Your Degree Alternative will culminate in a work placement with an events company or agency of your choice. This is a guided process from start to finish.

Your work placement is an incredible opportunity to apply all the skills and knowledge you have learned in the classroom and demonstrate your value to a prospective employer. It gives you real-life working experience as an event manager to add to your CV as well as helping you to better understand where you see yourself going in the event industry.

We help you to prepare your CV, teach you how to do your very best at the interview and advise you on the type of placement company we believe will suit you best. Through a series of one-to-one meetings, we match you to the perfect opportunity to suit you and your ambitions in the industry. We keep in close contact with you throughout the whole process.

Throughout your course you will also be able to take advantage of the many volunteering opportunities exclusively available to Event Academy students.

We also provide a comprehensive coaching programme including

  • 3 x 1 hour meetings, either in person or via skype
  • 2 x 15 minute phone calls
  • Personal performance reviews
  • Setting targets
  • Personal guidance through the project phase

You’ll graduate into our alumni network, comprising over 2,000 fellow event professionals, movers and shakers in the industry globally.

Have a FREE consultation with our Admissions Manager to discuss course details with you

Degree Alternative


Level 7


12 Months

Next start dates

7th October 2019 / 20th April 2020


Business Design Centre, London

Course Price


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