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Foundation Certificate

Learn key skills of practical event management; real time lectures over a week in our virtual classroom

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Key Course Details

Total Course Price:
£1,375 

Course
Foundation Certificate

Course Duration
5 Days

Next Start Date
April 2021

Location:
Virtual Classroom

Balance To Pay:
£495

No Payment Plan Available

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A globally recognised Level 3 CIM qualification that will fast-track your career in events

Real time lectures from event industry professionals straight to your home, interact with course tutors and work in groups via virtual breakout rooms.

Virtual site visits to key London locations to learn how to plan & recce e.g. Tobacco Dock & Spencer House

An accredited event qualification combined with volunteering opportunities and business skills – our events management short courses help your CV stand out from the crowd

The confidence and practical knowledge to begin or progress your career in event planning

Access an alumni network of over 2,000 graduates in the industry – instant contacts and instant credibility

Access to volunteering roles to enhance your CV & build your contacts

A stepping stone to our Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma courses

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Overview

Whether you are interested in getting started in event management, want to equip yourself with the essentials or simply gain the confidence to make the leap from one role to another; our Foundation Certificate course is the best accredited option.

The course is suitable for all ages and all levels of experience and ability. In fact, the diversity of students is one of its strengths. Graduates leave with the experience and contacts that reflect the nature of training in London; the global events capital.

Site Visits

London is the classroom in which you will experience the immersive event training that we have developed over the past seven years.

The course is a blend of practical learning, venue site visits, project work and lectures from our expert tutors.

During your course you will have the unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of  top London venues and meet experienced event managers. You will hear invaluable first-hand stories and tips about what it’s really like to work in the event industry plus gain an insight into the range of roles.

Our base at Islington’s Business Design Centre is in the heart of the City with easy access of both West End venues & Southbank festivals. Our site visits have taken students to venues including The Tower, Middle Temple, The Dorchester Hotel, The Shard, Royal Horseguards and Altitude 360, to name a few, as well as experiencing a ‘day in the office’ of global event agencies such as WRGThe Department and Jack Morton.

Live Project

A key element of your course is the group project. Working as part of a small team on a live brief from a real client, you will develop creative, marketing and event solutions to achieve set objectives and goals before pitching your ideas to the client.

The project is a chance to answer a client brief set by a well-known organisation and create a response to their real-life business project. Recent clients have included BMW, Credit Suisse, Hilton Foundations, EE, NetJets, The Winter Olympics, The United Nations, UNICEF Pret a Manger, L’Escargot, Albion Parties and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

 

More Info

Our lectures are delivered in real time in our virtual classroom, interaction and group work is a key part of the course. The course is a blend of practical learning, project work and lectures from our expert tutors.

What you get:

  • CIM Accreditation – our Foundation Certificate is the only internationally recognised event management course with Royal Charter accreditation status, provided by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
  • Modules taught by experts – our lectures are delivered by highly experienced event professionals who come from all areas of the industry and share our commitment to delivering the best training available.
  • Practical learning – your course will involve working on a live project set by a real client, and will culminate in a group event project, giving you invaluable practical experience.
  • Virtual Site visits – to some of London’s top venues, with behind the scenes access to understand the planning required from an event manager’s viewpoint.
  • Guest speakers – your lectures will be supplemented by guest speakers from the industry, giving you further expert insights.
  • Templates and support documents – covering everything from production schedules, venue checklists, budget planning and health and safety assessments.
  • Volunteering – we offer opportunities for our students to volunteer at events as diverse as the London Marathon, Secret Cinema, the Brit Awards, charity balls and the UNA Film festival.
  • Alumni– once you graduate you will have the opportunity to join our Alumni network of over 2,000 past students.

Entry Requirements

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Foundation Certificate in Event Management Course Project and Modules
This course is divided into key learning modules and a live-brief project, with students having the chance to practice what they learn in a professional environment. Alongside the technical and logistical event learning provided, we aim to develop an informed confidence in our students. Event management requires great teamwork, resourcefulness, creativity and tenacity to succeed; we see these soft skills as equally important to develop as academic knowledge.

Lectures: 1 weeks – Monday – Friday (10am – 4pm)

YOUR COURSE WILL INCLUDE:
• 2 virtual site visits to London locations
• 1 project brief (real life client based scenario)
• 1 live pitch (presenting your project brief to a real client)

FINAL MARK CRITERIA:
Marks are awarded: 60% Project 40 % Exam
One online exam – answering briefs & scenarios – open textbook is allowed.

KEY LEARNING
Open up the events industry for you
Give you core knowledge, skills & tools
Enable you to plan, produce & implement an event

Core Modules: The Event Journey, Event Management Planning, Coordinating Events & Budgeting, Creativity In Events, Venue & Risk Management, Supplier & Logistics Management, Client & Customer Relations, Marketing In Events, Production & Technical

Client Projects

During your course you will work on a group project to plan and organise a virtual live event. Working as part of a small team with a brief from a real client, you will develop creative, marketing and events solutions to achieve the objective before pitching your idea to the client.

Previous clients include BMW, Credit Suisse, Hilton Foundations, EE, NetJets, The Winter Olympics, The United Nations, UNICEF Pret a Manger, L’Escargot, Albion Parties, Team GB, adidas and Jamie’s Farm.

Industry Work Volunteering Opportunities

Our CIM accredited courses offer all students the opportunity to volunteer at a variety of events across the industry. Our reputation within the events industry has allowed us access to some of the most exciting events including The Brit Awards, adidas City Run, Secret Cinema, Wilderness Festival and the National Geographic Show.

Throughout the year, opportunities (some paid) are posted for students on our online student hub. Each time you volunteer at an event you are able toadd experience to your CV, create contacts and put your learning into action. 

Benefits Of Virtual Learning

Many students we talk to have not considered learning in a virtual classroom but there are undoubtedly benefits to consider.

  • Save money from travelling or living in London
  • Learn how to run virtual events
  • Learn how to work within a team with people in different places
  • Rewatch lectures in your own time
  • Learn with us from anywhere in the world

Entry Requirements

We are flexible on qualifications depending on experience but as a guideline you can apply if you have ONE of the following:

• 2 A Levels & 5 GCSEs (including English & Maths)
• International Baccalaureate
• Experience working within events or marketing industry for minimum 6 months
• Relevant professional experience for minimum 6 months

In exceptional cases we will consider other qualifications or experience. All students will be required to complete an interview prior to acceptance.

To start your application process, book in a callback with our team HERE

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