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Foundation Certificate

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

Key Course Details

Live Foundation Certificate

Difficulty Level 3

Course Duration
5 Days

Next Start Dates

Monday 7th October 2019 – Friday 11th October 2019

Monday 20th April 2020 – Friday 25th April 2020

Monday 13th July 2020 – Friday 17th July 2020

Business Design Centre, London

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One of the few event management short courses London offers which gives you a full time, one week comprehensive introduction to event planning

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

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 – 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

The opportunity to 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 (with lecturers, experts and fellow students) form an invaluable network that will stay with you throughout your career in events

A stepping stone to our Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma courses

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
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) runs in July 2019, October 2019 and January 2020. For start dates please contact us. 

Classes run from 10:00 – 16:00 daily at the Business Design Centre and a variety of venues in London for off-site lectures and site visits.

See below for a typical course schedule:


Venue: Business Design Centre

  • Welcome and introduction
  • What is an event?
  • What is event management?

Welcome lunch

  • Event planning and event documentation
  • Introduction to group project

Venue: Site visit & off-site lecture 

  • Venue Management
  • Suppliers and logistics
  • Budgeting
  • Key Sectors of the events industry
  • Group project work

Venue: Site Visit to event agency with guest speakers

  • Marketing your event
  • Live events in the marketing mix
  • Creativity in events
  • Group project work

Venue: Site visit & off-site lecture 

  • Event health and safety, risk and security
  • Production and Planning
  • Group project work

Venue: Business Design Centre

  • Group project assessments pitches
  • Course review
  • Exam revision session*

End of course celebration event 

*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.

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Foundation Live


Difficulty Level 3


5 Days

Next start dates

7th October 2019 / 20th April 2020 / 12th October 2020


Business Design Centre, London

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