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Foundation Certificate

Learn key skills of practical event management over a week at unique London venues

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Foundation Certificate
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5 Days

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April 2021


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A globally recognised Level 3 CIM endorsed qualification to fast-track your career

Full time, one week comprehensive introduction to event planning

An insight into incredible venues and event agencies across London including The BreweryMiddle Temple, Tobacco Dock, Fulham PalaceChandos House and WRG

An accredited event qualification combined with volunteering opportunities and business skills

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

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

Connections made on our event management short courses form an invaluable network that will stay with you throughout your career in events

A stepping stone to our Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma courses

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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 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.


Course Details

This 5-day course (Monday to Friday) will next take place in April 2021. For start dates please contact us. 

Classes run from 10:00 – 16:00 daily in the Business Design Centre in London, Islington

See below for a typical course schedule:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • What is an event?
  • What is event management?
  • Event planning and event documentation
  • Introduction to group project
  • Venue Management
  • Suppliers and logistics
  • Budgeting
  • Key Sectors of the events industry
  • Group project work
  • Marketing your event
  • Live events in the marketing mix
  • Creativity in events
  • Group project work
  • Event health and safety, risk and security
  • Production and Planning
  • Group project work
  • Group project assessments pitches
  • Course review
  • Exam revision session*

*A short end-of-course exam can be taken online and in the comfort of your own home. For maximum flexibility, you can choose when you sit this within a week after your course. 

As a Level 3 CIM accredited certificate, this course is a valuable qualification in its own right – but you can also use it to pre-qualify for our Diploma or Postgraduate course. Call or email us to find out more, or download our Foundation brochure.

Entry Requirements

We are flexible on entry requirements for our courses but to give you a general idea for the Postgraduate it is as follows:

You can apply if you one of the following:

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
• Alternative professional experience within a business environment
In exceptional cases we will consider other qualifications or experience. All students will be required to complete an interview prior to acceptance.

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I can honestly say it was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had, and anyone thinking about doing it, STOP THINKING...just do it!

Rhiana Turner

You get out into London to visit venues and unusual event spaces. Practical, inspiring and fun

Max Worsley

It gave me the confidence to get on in the work place and not feel too much like a junior

Holly Minns

I was truly made to feel like an Events Manager for the week. Now I am one!

Emma Laing