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Online Foundation

Want to earn CIM accreditation online in your own time, at your own pace? Try this Online Foundation Certificate.

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Online Foundation Certificate

Difficulty Level 3

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Available To Start Anytime

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Complete within 6 months

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

10 Chapters taught by industry experts with films, learning resources and quizzes.

Learn how to plan the event, staying on budget, how to manage a venue, the creative process & the fundamentals of production & technical.

Understand how to market your event and what social media platforms to use and how plus go behind the scenes of the industry to discover the key skills a successful event manager needs.

Access to a library of webinars from industry experts on a wide variety of topics to add to your knowledge

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

Support from Student Services throughout your course and a revision session to ensure your exam success

Join our extensive alumni network with over 3,000 graduates working in the industry

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The Online Foundation Certificate is a fun, rewarding and intensive introduction to the fundamentals of event management.
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What to expect?

The course is delivered by our team of lecturers who are practising experts in their field. They will share their experiences with you and give you their insights into the fundamentals of event management. You will have the unique opportunity to see event professionals at work in major venues and event agencies across London.

The course is hosted on our bespoke online learning platform, meaning you have the flexibility to study when and where you like and complete the course in your own time.

The content is delivered as filmed lectures for you to watch and review as often as you need, along with reflective exercises to enhance your learning and downloadable resources and templates for you to use straight away.

What you will learn

Our Core Topics are at the very centre of your skill base and give you the solid foundations you’ll need to design and deliver any type of live experience. These topics are designed by industry experts and our accrediting body to create a blend of practical and academic learning – perfect for getting you ‘work-ready’.

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.

Setting Up A Project – look at the event planning process from taking client briefs to ensuring you measure the success of each event.

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.

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

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

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.

Skills Of An Event Manager – learn the skills needed and look behind the scenes of the industry.

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.

Webinars – you will have access to our library of webinars with a variety of topics that will deepen your knowledge delivered by our industry expert connections.

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.

Projects & Assessments

You will be given 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.

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

This Chartered Institute of Marketing accredited online Foundation Certificate is a great way to begin your event management journey.

You don’t need to have any previous experience just a passion for the industry, for learning and for live events.

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

How Do I Enrol?

Just click the Enrol Now button and you’ll be directed to our payment page where you can enrol the course fee on debit or credit card.

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 6 months.


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