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Online Foundation Certificate

Get your recognised qualification in your own time and get key event management skills.

Key Course Details

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Online Foundation Certificate
(Level 3 equivalent)

1 Month

Next Start Date
Available To Start Anytime

Study Mode
Online Learning
+ Pre-Recorded Video Lectures
+ Client Project
+ Monthly Industry Webinars

Course Fees
Secure your place with a deposit – £199.80
Then choose from three payment options
Pay just £33 a month

Total Course Fees

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Accredited Qualification. Globally recognised by leading institutions including The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Don’t Give Up Your Job. Fit your course around your life

Pay As You Go. Spread the cost over 3 months

Set Your Own Study Pace. Pause and rewind to get the maximum from each lecture

Learn From Anywhere. An online course for global students.

Get Experience. Get work volunteering at events including Brit Awards, Grand Prix, Goodwood and Wembley

Network. Join 2,000+ alumni in the industry & attend events – instant contacts and instant credibility

Pay Just £33 A Month With 0% Finance
The Online Foundation Certificate is a fun, rewarding and intensive introduction to 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 Online Foundation Certificate course is the best option and is suitable for all ages and all levels of experience and ability.

The course is hosted on our bespoke online learning platform so you have the flexibility to study when and where you like to 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 get:

CIM qualification – our courses are the only internationally recognised event management courses developed with and endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM); the global leader in the industry for over 100 years.  We have worked closely with the CIM to develop this course, which blend academic and practical experience.

Taught by experts – our lectures are delivered by highly experienced event professionals who come from all areas of the event business and share our commitment to delivering the best practical learning experience possible. These industry practitioners are up to date with the latest developments, changes and opportunities within the events world. They bring the latest thinking into the classroom alongside stories and experiences, bringing lectures to life with real examples and case histories.

Practical learning – Team Project– you will work in small teams on a group client project – recent clients have included, Hilton Group, Everything Everywhere (EE), Cancer Research, Pret a Manger and the British Army. 

Downloadable Resources – you will use and receive key templates and documents such as: production schedules, venue checklists, budget planning and health and safety assessments.

Alumni Networking – once you graduate, you will have the opportunity to join our Alumni network of over 2,000 students.  You’ll receive exclusive invitations to our alumni social events and professional development talks.

Course Details

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Online Foundation Certificate in Event Management 
This course is divided into key learning modules and a project giving you the chance to practice what you learn to a professional standard. Learn core skills to give you the solid foundations you’ll need to design and deliver any type of live experience. Our courses are designed by industry experts to create a blend of practical and academic learning – perfect for getting you ‘work-ready’.

Lectures: Duration: 30 Hours (Up To 6 Months To Complete)

1 project brief (client based scenario)
1 video pitch to camera

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, Setting Up A Project, Venue Management, Creative Process, Budgeting Introduction & Virtual Event Management.

Additional Modules: Marketing, Production & Technical.

Vocational Modules: Skills of An Event Manager

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

Client Projects

During your course you will work on an event project to plan and organise an event. Working with a client brief; you will develop creative, marketing and events solutions to achieve specific objectives before pitching your idea back to your tutor.


Volunteer Work Opportunities

All our courses offer students the opportunity to volunteer at a variety of high profile 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 are posted for students on our online student hub. Each time you volunteer at an event you are able to add experience to your CV, create contacts and put your learning into action. 

Online Hub

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

Access all lectures, to re-watch as often as you like
Download all your learning resources
Interact with fellow students and course staff
Contact Student Services directly

You can also access….

Webinar Library – watch over 30+, hour long videos on the latest topics and trends in the event industry from our guest speakers & experts.

Jobs, Internships & Volunteering – keep a look out for regular work opportunities posted every month, for you to gain valuable event experience.

Entry Requirements

Anyone can join our Online Foundation Certificate course, there are no entry requirements. We recommend you have one of the below..

• 5 GCSEs (including English & Maths)
• International Baccalaureate
• Experience working within events or marketing industry for minimum 3 months
• Relevant professional experience for minimum 2 months

To start your journey, just click the Enrol On Course button at the top of this page.

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