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Part Time Diploma

The most comprehensive event training programme to fast track your career, without having to leave your job.

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Key Course Details

Accredited /Endorsed by
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Course
Part Time Diploma
(Level 4 equivalent)

Duration
3 Months – 2 Evenings A Week

Next Start Date
September 2021

Study Mode
2 Evenings A Week: 1 x London, 1 x Virtual
+ Online Pre-Learning Lectures
+ Site Visits
+ Real Life Client Project
+ Access To Webinar Library

Course Fees
£475 Deposit & £110 Per Month Payments – 12 Months
Interest Free Credit On Application
OR
£475 Deposit & £1320 balance 2 weeks before course start date

Total Course Fees
£1,795

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Globally recognised qualification accredited/endorsed by leading institutions including The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Flexibility not to give up your job – study two evenings a week for 3 months in a virtual classroom.

Apply to pay for your course over 12 months interest free (coming soon)

Course includes projects for blue chip clients & agencies to answer their event briefs.

Cutting edge course content from expert lecturers covering all key aspects of live, virtual & hybrid event management.

Site visits to key London locations to learn how to plan & recce e.g. Tobacco Dock & Spencer House

Gain practical experience and build your CV through extensive industry volunteering opportunities.

A mix of classroom based and digital learning; you will be assigned online modules to support your classroom-based learning

Join our alumni network of over 2,000 graduates in the events industry – instant contacts and instant credibility

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Being an Alumni student, its truly incredible that 3 years on to have support from the lectures. They are extremely friendly and approachable. I recently...

Tova

It’s been nearly a year since I finished my level 3 foundation certificate (online) and I can’t wait to do another course, the support is...

Emily

I completed my Foundation certificate, Intense Diploma and Post-Graduate courses on the Event Academy and cannot think of a better academy I would have done...

Jessica

I have learnt so much in such a short period of time! Thank you so much to all the amazing lectures at the Event Academy!...

Emma

I've just completed my Diploma. The course was very informative, and I learnt a lot of invaluable information throughout the lectures, and doing my own...

Lisa

I’m one week through my two week intensive diploma. 10/10. The lectures are so experienced, motivational and inspiring. I recommend this course to anyone whose...

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I am currently coming to the end of my post grad diploma with The Event Academy and Ive loved every minute of it! Due to...

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Delivered as evening classes, the Diploma is an immersive blend of practical learning, project work and lectures from our expert lecturers.
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Overview

The evenings run from 6pm-8.30pm and the lectures will be held at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

For many this course is a powerful springboard to a new career. For some it is an opportunity to gain a fresh injection of learning to enhance their existing role. For all it is challenging, fun, different and above all effective.

Connections made on the course (with lecturers, experts and fellow students) provide a valuable network that will stay with you throughout your career in events, and beyond.

What you get:

  • CIM Accreditation – our Diploma is the only internationally recognised event management course with Royal Charter accreditation status, provided 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 blends academic and practical experience.
  • Modules 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 event training available. 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, as well as their stories and experience, bringing lectures to life with real examples and case histories.
  • Practical learning – your course will involve working on a group project set by a real client – recent clients have included, Hilton Group, Everything Everywhere (EE), Cancer Research, Pret a Manger and the British Army. 
  • Site visits – to some of London’s top venues, with behind the scenes access to understand the planning required from an event manager’s viewpoint. Past site visit have included Chelsea FC, The Olympic Park, The Dorchester, Middle Temple, The O2, The Tower, London Fashion Week, Somerset House and The Royal Horse Guards.
  • Templates and support documents – covering everything from production schedules, venue checklists, budget planning and health and safety assessments.  These are available to help you and can be used in the future for your own events.
  • Volunteering – a great way to build your experience, extend your network and looks great on your CV. We offer opportunities for our students to volunteer at events as diverse as The London Marathon, Secret Cinema, The Brit Awards, charity balls and the UNA Film festival.
  • Alumni – once you graduate you will have the opportunity to join our Alumni network of over 2,000 past students.  You’ll receive exclusive invitations to our alumni social events, professional development talks and get first sight of the many volunteering and job opportunities that flow through our extended network.

Course Details

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Diploma in Event Management Course Project and Modules
This course is divided into key learning modules and a live-brief project, with students having the chance to practice what they learn in a professional environment. Alongside the technical and logistical event learning provided, we aim to develop an informed confidence in our students. Event management requires great teamwork, resourcefulness, creativity and tenacity to succeed; we see these soft skills as equally important to develop as academic knowledge.

Lectures: 12 weeks – 2 x Evenings Per Week (6.30pm – 9pm)

YOUR COURSE WILL INCLUDE:
• 2 virtual site visits to London locations
• 1 project brief (real life client based scenario)
• 1 live pitch (presenting your project brief to a real client)

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

KEY LEARNING
Teach you core event modules & practical skills
Create an understanding of key industry sectors
Expand your knowledge in marketing, PR & sales
Give you the skills or enable you to set up your own business
Enable you to plan, produce & implement an event

Core Modules: The Event Journey, Event Management Planning, Coordinating Events & Budgeting, Creativity In Events, Venue Management, Risk Management, Supplier & Logistics Management, Client & Customer Relations, Marketing In Events, Production & Technical

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

Additional Modules: Sales, Public Relations, Social Media, Experiential Marketing Vocational Modules: Pitching & Presenting, Leadership & Teamwork, Career Pathways Panel

 

Client Projects

The course blends virtual classes and digital support module learning.

During your course you will work on a group project to plan and organise a virtual live event. Working as part of a small team with a brief from a real client, you will develop creative, marketing and events solutions to achieve the objective before pitching your idea 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.

Industry Volunteer Work Opportunities

Our CIM accredited courses offer all students the opportunity to volunteer at a variety of 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 (some paid) 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. 

Entry Requirements

We are flexible on qualifications depending on experience but as a guideline you can apply if you have ONE of the following:

• 2 A Levels & 5 GCSEs (including English & Maths)
• International Baccalaureate
• Experience working within events or marketing industry for minimum 6 months
• Relevant professional experience for minimum 6 months

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 application process, book in a callback with our team HERE

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