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Part Time Diploma

Live interactive virtual lectures, discussions, tasks, teamwork, projects & site visits - no need to leave home or your job

Key Course Details

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

3 Months – 2 Evenings a Week

Next Start Date
14th September 2021

22nd February 2022

Study Mode
Virtual Classroom
+ Online Pre-Learning Lectures
+ Site Visits
+ Real Life Client Project
+ Access To Webinar Library

Course Fees
Secure your place with a deposit
Then choose from three payment options
Pay just £119.67 a month

Total Course Fees

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

Earn While You Learn. Get paid work and volunteer at events including Brit Awards, Grand Prix, Goodwood and Wembley

Don’t Give Up Your Job. Study two evenings a week for 3 months from home

Study from anywhere in the World. Stream real time lectures & learn in a virtual classroom with other students.

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

Practical & Experiential. Complete a real life project for a client & conduct site visits

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.

Pay Just £119.67 A Month With 0% Finance

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The Part Time Diploma is an immersive blend of practical learning, project work and lectures, delivered by expert event leaders two evenings a week in a Virtual Classroom
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This course is a powerful springboard to a new career and for some, an opportunity to gain a fresh injection of learning to enhance their existing role. Above all it is challenging, fun, different and most importantly effective.

The course is a virtual approach to learning in a classroom consists of two evening classes a week (6.30pm-9pm) – delivered virtually, so students can study from wherever they are in the world.

What you get:

CIM qualification – our Diploma is the only internationally recognised event management course 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 blends 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 with real clients– you will work in small teams 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. 

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

Site visits – you will recce some of London’s top venues and gain behind the scenes access to understand the planning required from an event manager’s viewpoint. Past site visits 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.

Webinars – Every month, we invite top industry experts to share the latest trends and topics with all our students across the Academy, to supplement your learning.

Networking & Alumni – 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. Also, once you graduate, you will 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 - Modules & Topics You Will Cover

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Diploma in Event Management 
This course is divided into key learning modules and a live-brief project giving students 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 believe these soft skills as equally important to develop as academic knowledge.

Lectures: 12 weeks – Tuesday & Thursday Evenings (6.30pm – 9pm)

• 2 virtual site visits
• 1 project brief (real life client based scenario)
• 1 live pitch (presenting your project brief to a real client)

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

Core Modules: The Event Journey, Strategic Planning, Operational Planning,  Creativity, Budgeting & Documentation, Production, Venue Management, Risk Management, Virtual Event Management.

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

Additional Modules: Public Relations, Social Media, Experiential Marketing, Marketing Fundamentals

Vocational Modules: Pitching & Presenting, Starting Your Own Event Business & Career Pathways Panel

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

Client Projects - Practical Real Experience

You will work on a live client project to plan and organise a real event. Working as part of a small team 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 - Build Your CV

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 - Earn While You Learn

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 - Learning 24/7

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
Check your lectures, projects and site visit schedule
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

We are flexible on qualifications depending on your 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

We will always consider other qualifications or experience, so get in touch with our admissions team if you are unsure.

All students are required to complete a brief course consultation prior to acceptance.

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

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