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Foundation Certificate

Learn key skills of practical event management; spend a week in class and get your qualification

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Foundation Certificate
(Level 3 equivalent)

1 Week

Next Start Date
11th October 2021

Study Mode
5 Days in Class in London
+ Online Pre-Learning Lectures
+ Site Visits
+ Real Life Client Project
+ Access To Webinar Library

Course Fees
£295 Deposit & £90 Per Month Payments – 12 Months
Interest Free Credit On Application
£295 Deposit & £960 balance 2 weeks before course start date

Total Course Fees

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Globally recognised qualification accredited & endorsed by leading institutions including The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Apply to pay for your course over 12 months interest free (coming soon)

Fast track your qualification with 5 intensive study days in class in London.

Gain experience; complete a project to respond to a real life client event brief.

Get practical knowledge on a site visit to learn how to recce venues & plan your event effectively.

Wide ranging course from event management to marketing & budgeting to pitching & presenting to clients.

Access to exclusive industry work experience roles to enhance your CV & build your contacts

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

A stepping stone to our Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma courses

Being an Alumni student, its truly incredible that 3 years on to have support from the lectures. They are extremely friendly and approachable. I recently...


It’s been nearly a year since I finished my level 3 foundation certificate (online) and I can’t wait to do another course, the support is...


I completed my Foundation certificate, Intense Diploma and Post-Graduate courses on the Event Academy and cannot think of a better academy I would have done...


I have learnt so much in such a short period of time! Thank you so much to all the amazing lectures at the Event Academy!...


I've just completed my Diploma. The course was very informative, and I learnt a lot of invaluable information throughout the lectures, and doing my own...


I’m one week through my two week intensive diploma. 10/10. The lectures are so experienced, motivational and inspiring. I recommend this course to anyone whose...


I am currently coming to the end of my post grad diploma with The Event Academy and Ive loved every minute of it! Due to...


I cannot recommend a better place to study and gain knowledge about the Events world. I looked for a long time to find the best...

The Foundation Certificate is a fun, rewarding and intensive five day course covering all the fundamentals of event management.
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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 Visit

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 a top London venue 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.

The Project – Real Life Client Brief

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.


Online Hub

All our learning is hosted at the online hub – you will have 24 hour access to the hub where you can…

Re-watch lectures
Access to all lecture slides
Additional downloadable learning resources
Student community chat functionality
Contact Student Services directly

Course Overview

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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 (9am – 4.30pm)

• 1 site visits to London locations
• 1 project brief (real life client based scenario)
• 1 live pitch (presenting your project brief to a real client)

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

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 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 Experience

Our 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. 

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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