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Online Postgraduate Diploma

Gain the highest qualification from anywhere in the world in your own time, at your own pace.

Key Course Details

Accredited/Endorsed by
CIM logo  

Online Postgraduate Diploma
(Level 7 equivalent)

12 Months

Next Start Date
September 2022

Study Mode
Tutor Guided Online Learning
+ Online Pre-Recorded Video Lectures
+ Virtual Realtime Lectures
+ Client Projects
+ Monthly Tutorials
+ Monthly Industry Webinars

Course Fees
Secure your place with a deposit – £790
Then choose from three payment options
Pay just £263.33 a month

Total Course Fees

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

Pay As You Go. Spread the cost over 12 months interest free

Learn From Anywhere. An online course for global students

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

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

Supported Learning. Regular tutorials and project clinics to ensure your success

Earn While You Learn. Get paid work and 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

More Than A Course. Join monthly webinars with industry experts discussing the latest trends & topics

Optional Learn In Class. Attend up to 5 Postgraduate lectures, 4 virtual and 1 day in London.

Laura Morris (Alumni 21)
Wedding Coordinator, Eastington Park
Alicia Barriga Visiedo (Alumni 21)
Meta Events Brand Ambassador - WJ
Rachel Richardson (Alumni 21)
Campaigns Officer, Aston Villa FC
Dean Woodhouse (Alumni 20)
Senior Corporate Events Officer, London South Bank University
Laura Morris (Alumni 21)
Wedding Coordinator, Eastington Park
Alicia Barriga Visiedo (Alumni 21)
Meta Events Brand Ambassador - WJ
Rachel Richardson (Alumni 21)
Campaigns Officer, Aston Villa FC
Dean Woodhouse (Alumni 20)
Senior Corporate Events Officer, London South Bank University
Pay Just £262.50 A Month With 0% Finance
This course mirrors our highly successful live Postgraduate programme from which over 90% students graduate into successful careers in the events industry.
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The Online Postgraduate Diploma in event management for marketing and communications is a 12 month course of practical academic study and learning.

It is the only internationally recognised event management course with Royal Charter endorsement provided by the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing).

We believe that the difference between this course and others in the market is that we give you the confidence and practical skills to enable you to progress into a meaningful career in events.

The course blends academic and practical experiences including:

44 unique modules covering every aspect of this dynamic and diverse market (see below for course details)

3 client projects. We use our industry contacts in large global organisations such as adidas, The Hilton Group, EE, The British Army and Cancer Research to find real live event briefs.  A 2016 Postgraduate course team directly contributed to an additional £100K investment into a client’s event budget through the quality and creativity of their presentation.

Expert lecturers and guest speakers. Our lecturers are active practitioners and come from all corners of the events industry. They choose to teach with us because they share our vision of creating the best students to enable the industry to be its best.

Online Flexible & Intuitive Learning. Our courses are designed with event learning in mind and our dedicated Learning Hub space enables you to access your learning with confidence, at any time and from any device. The content of the course is curated, designed and laid out so that the user experience is instinctive, natural and appropriate for this level of study.

Tutorials. Our students are supported by the senior academic team throughout the course both with their personal learning journey. We aim for each student to achieve their maximum potential. Over 65% of our Postgraduate students have achieved either a Distinction or Merit since 2019 – this is a credit to the high standard of our courses, teaching and students.

Course Details

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Online Postgraduate Diploma 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: 320 Hours (Up To 12 Months To Complete)

1 solo project (scenario created by tutor)
1 group project (scenario created by tutor)
1 final live event project brief
Option to attend 1 live lectures in London and 4 virtual lectures

Give you a rigorous blend of core event modules & practical skills
An in-depth understanding of key industry sectors
Expand your knowledge in marketing, PR & sales
Enable you to plan, produce & implement an event

Core Modules: The Event Journey, Setting Up A Project, Venue Management, Supplier Management, Creativitie Process, Budgeting Introduction, Client Management & Virtual Event Management.

Industry Sector Modules: Wedding Planning, Celebrity Events, Corporate Events & Conferences,  Sustainable Events, Fundraising, Festivals, Sport & Hospitality.

Additional Modules: Event PR, Social Media, Marketing, Budgeting Advanced, Production & Technical & Risk Management.

Vocational Modules: Skills of An Event Manager, Pitching & Presenting, Setting Up A Business, Teamwork & Interview Skills


Marks are awarded:

60% Project
30% Exam
10% Discretionary

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 brief from an actual client; you will develop creative, marketing and events solutions to achieve specific objectives before pitching your idea back to the client.

Previous clients include BMW, Credit Suisse, Hilton Foundations, EE, NetJets, The Winter Olympics, The United Nations, UNICEF Pret a Manger, L’Escargot, Albion Parties, adidas and Jamie’s Farm.

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. 

Paid Work Opportunities

To help our students earn while you learn and to develop your experience, we have teamed up with a leading event staffing company who will fast track our students into jobs that you can fit around your studies.

With a choice of jobs and flexible hours, students will have the opportunity to work at VIP launches, weddings, film locations and exclusive concerts. Examples include Wembley, Silverstone, Goodwood, Alexandra Palace and Ascot Racecourse on events such as The Grand Prix, The FA Cup Final or concerts for Childish Gambino, 50 Cent, Britney Spears, Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Years and Years. What a way to consolidate everything that’s being taught in class!

Event Academy’s Principal and Founding Director says “The best way to embed skills learned in the classroom is to go out and practice them in the real world.”

Book a call back to find out more about these exciting opportunities!

Online Hub

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

Re-watch lectures
Access and download learning resources
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

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:

General Bachelors Degree
A relevant higher BTEC National Diploma
An International Baccalaureate (equivalent to NQF Level 3 or above)

If you don’t have any of the above qualifications you should be either…

Already working in the event or marketing industry with at least one year’s relevant industry experience OR have at least two years 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.

To start your journey, book in a call back with our team HERE

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