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Online Diploma

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Key Course Details

Course
Online Diploma

Level
Difficulty Level 4

Duration
3 Months

Next Start Dates
Available to Start Anytime

Total Course Price:
£999

Standard Payment
£999 fee in full

Payment Plan
4 x instalments of £275 (£1100)

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A globally recognised Level 4 CIM endorsed qualification that will set you apart in a competitive job market

All of the modules in the Online Foundation PLUS additional modules; Client, Risk & Supplier Management, Advanced Budgeting, Interview Skills, Virtual Event Management, Sustainable Events, Marketing, Social Media & PR.

Six industry sector specialist modules included: weddings, corporate events & conferences, exhibitions, fundraising, sports & hospitality and celebrity events

Volunteering opportunities at major events including The Brit Awards, TED X, Wilderness Festival and adidas City Runs.

Exclusive access to live webinars and library webinars from industry experts on a wide variety of topics to add to your knowledge.

Specialist support from the Student Services team, Tutors & Academic staff every step of the way.

Join our extensive alumni network with over 2,000 graduates working in the industry and attend our regular networking events.

Brand new course content launched in May 2020
The Online Diploma is a blend of practical learning, project work and lectures from our expert lecturers delivered by guided tutorials.
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What To Expect

To give you a comprehensive overview of the events industry

  • To develop you as a great event manager
  • To increase your confidence in creating and delivering events
  • To help you build a network of industry contacts
  • To create a clear pathway for a meaningful career in the events world

Our online, CIM accredited level 4 Diploma course in Event Management, will enable you to study the best event management content available in the way that you want to: anytime, anywhere. You will be able to interact with lecturers and students throughout and will be supported through direct channels and regular Google Hangouts.

The lectures are delivered by a team that share many years of industry experience but, more importantly, have a real passion for working with students to facilitate the most productive learning experience possible.

Our online course provides a totally unique learning experience unlike anything else out there in the marketplace. The customised learning platform we have developed was specifically designed around the needs of our students and our course material, but remains as instinctive to use as iTunes – making the journey through the course fun, effective and lasting.

Students can complete the course within their own timeframe over the course of one year.

 

What Will I Learn?

Event Journey – understand the difference between different types of events, the importance of planning and setting objectives.

Setting Up A Project – learn the skills to be an outstanding event manager from how to test your objectives, use a variety of event documentation and understand the needs of clients.

Introduction to Budgeting – financial intelligence is a MUST for every event professional. You’ll not only learn how to create and manage a budget, but also to how to use it as an effective management-reporting tool.

Budgeting Advanced – understand how to measure your ROI, create contingency budget planning, invoices and purchase orders.

Venue Management – look at venue finding, site visits, contact negotiation, visualising event set ups and the commission process.

Client Management – dealing with clients requires a patience and clear communication, look at ways to bring your ideas to life and explain them to the client.

Supplier Management – understand how to work & negotiate effectively with suppliers and the key skills needed to ensure a positive outcome and lasting relationship.

Risk Management – a key point in any event is safety and risk management. Learn about the documentation you will need and download templates for use in your future career.

Skills Of An Event Manager – develop an understanding of the scope and breadth of the event industry.

Skills of An Event Manager Advanced – take a deep dive into the world of events and hear from our industry experts of their tips on how to succeed in the world of events.

Creativity – study why creativity is important and how it can positively impact an event journey plus how to present ideas to clients.

Introduction to Production & Technical – create simple site plans, comprehend how AV and special effect can enhance an event and how to use production effectively and when it is required.

Marketing – learn the basic principles and models of marketing and create a simple marketing plan that will help you successfully promote an event and attract the right audience.

Social Media – look at different platforms, what audiences use them and which social media will be most effective to promote your event.

Creativity in Events – Learn about creativity and how to use it when organising events. Develop skills to turn ideas into reality and to effectively communicate them to a client.

Production – Learn about technical event production. Understand the basic principles of production and the importance of a producer during an event.

Risk Management -Learn how to evaluate the risk involved in your event. From health and safety legislation and risk assessments to event insurance, this is the module where you learn to dot the ‘i’s and cross the ‘t’s.

Sustainable Events – Learn about how to make your event environmentally friendly. Discover how to source the best ‘green’ supplier and learn about emerging attitudes to environmental issues.

Public Relations – Develop a sound understanding of public relations for event management. Learn how to identify the best media channels for promoting an event, write a press release and how to approach the media to get positive results.

Presentation Skills – Work to improve your personal effectiveness when presenting to an audience. Learn effective interview and presentation skills through informal assessments, with the express aim of building confidence in your own style.

Corporate Events & Conferences – Learn the basic principles of corporate event management and how programs are designed to enhance a business’s performance. Develop the corporate skills needed to pursue a career in conference organising and exhibition management.

Wedding Planning – Weddings are big business and a popular area of the event industry. Learn the vital basic skills associated with creating and managing weddings ceremonies and wedding receptions.

Sports, Hospitality and Sponsorship – Review the relationship between business and events, and how organisations benefit from hospitality and corporate sponsorship. Understand how sporting events are used as positive relationship building mechanisms. Learn how to identify the right celebrity for a sponsorship campaign.

Fundraising Events – The charity sector is one of the fastest growing in the industry. Understand the principles of charity events and find out why they are an integral part of the fundraising mix. Develop skills that will enhance negotiation and learn to create a simple fundraising budget.

Celebrity Events – Understand how celebrity events differ from other events and learn about the emergence of celebrity status over recent years. Learn how to choose and source the most appropriate celebrity for your event and how manage them on site.

 

How Do I Enrol?

Just click the Enrol Now button and you’ll be directed to our payment page where you can enrol two ways:

1) Pay a full course fee of £999 on a debit or credit card

2) Pay by payment plan of 4 monthly payments – with a first instalment of £275 to get you started. If you opt for the payment plan you will pay 3 further monthly payments of £275, which will automatically be deducted at monthly intervals for the next 3 months. Payment plans include an admin fee of £101 and your total course fee is £1100.

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If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please contact us HERE.

If you are purchasing this course for an employee/s please contact us HERE to discuss invoicing and group rates.

Once you have paid your full course fee or first instalment, you will have access to the course platform right away and your course will be available for up to 12 months.

Projects & Assessments

You will be given Project to answer a client brief and you will, with the support of your tutor, create an exciting event concept and produce a supporting written report including

Event budget
Creative overview
Function sheet
Event timeline
Marketing/Communication plan
Sponsorship proposal
Risk Assessment
Staffing rota

This practical assessment will be 40% of overall grade.

You will also complete a Final Examination (60% of overall grade). This is a 1.5 hour multiple choice exam to test your academic knowledge.

Support & Interaction

Lecturers – Learn about each lecturer and gain an insight into their professional lives. Have direct access to your own Course Director.

Advice from industry experts – After each module take away the top tips from lecturer’s to help consolidate your learning.

Live Webinars – you will be exclusively invited to live webinars with a variety of topics that will deepen your knowledge and interact with our industry expert connections to build your network.

Student Services – our team is on hand for you every step of the way to ensure that if you encounter any problems we will be here to try to help you navigate past them.

Volunteering Opportunities

We are so proud of the amazing opportunities we can provide for our students to build their CV. You will have access to a variety of different events to volunteer which will not only give you an insight into different sectors but also allow you to meet industry contacts who will be invaluable in your career ahead.

From Wilderness Festival to National Geographic exhibitions to TED X talks to The Brit Awards – there is so much to choose from!

The Highest Accreditation

The academic credentials of the course have been developed alongside our accrediting body – The Chartered Institute of Marketing. This academic rigour ensures that you will qualify with an equivalent Level 4 accredited Diploma that employers will value.

On completion you will receive your Certificate to use on your social media and when you go for job interviews.

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