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Key Course Details

Postgraduate live

Difficulty Level 7

6 months, including 3 month placement

Next Start Dates

Tuesday 15th September 2020 – Monday 7th December 2020

Business Design Centre, London

Total Course Price:

Standard Payment

£1,600 deposit

£6,300 balance 2 weeks before course start

Payment Plan

£1,620 deposit

6 x instalments of £1,100

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Full time 6 month course including 3 month work placement providing comprehensive training and practical experience of the events industry

Guaranteed 3 month work placement and on going connections through our student support system

globally recognised Level 7 CIM endorsed qualification that will set you apart in a competitive job market

Insight into incredible venues and event agencies including The BreweryMiddle TempleTobacco DockFulham PalaceChandos House and WRG

In depth skill-based learning across all sectors of event management including Weddings, Festivals, Sports, Corporate, Charity, Fashion, Private, Exhibitions combined with project management, creativity, planning, marketing, sales, health & safety, budgeting, event tech, production, PR, presentation skills, creativity, leadership and risk management.

The opportunity to join our alumni network of over 2,000 graduates in the industry – instant contacts and instant credibility

A broad range of practical learning experiences from volunteering to live projects delivered throughout the course, each of which will build your confidence and enhance your CV

Invaluable connections made on the course with numerous guest industry lecturers & experts – a network that will stay with you throughout your career

Looking back a year ago I never imagined I would have found myself being involved with the BBC as much as I am. dealing daily with Radio 1, Radio 2, The One Show etc...

Charlie McNeill Love, Made Up Ltd

I couldn’t have found a better way to start my career in events.

Miriam Roda, Century Club

Doing the course actually really changed my life, in a good way!

Chirag Patel, Create Live

Enrolling with Event Academy was the single best thing I have ever done, it kick started my career

Natasha Michaelides, Party Planners
This Postgraduate Course is an in depth, comprehensive learning experience designed to cover all aspects of event management and the key industry sectors.
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This Postgraduate in event management for marketing and communications, is a full-time 6 month course, with 3 months of practical academic study and learning, followed by a 3 month assured work placement at a company, charity or venue of your choice.

It is the only internationally recognised event management course with Royal Charter accreditation provided by the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing). The course blends academic and practical experiences including:

  • 24 unique modules covering every aspect of this dynamic and diverse market (see below for course details)
  • 3 live projects in which large global organisations such as The Hilton Group, EE, The British Army and Cancer Research brief students on a real event project that needs to be designed and delivered. 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.
  • A live event. Based in London, this experience will not only bring together all the learning from the course, but test the teamwork, creativity and capability of individuals in a powerful and lasting format. These events typically raise over £10K for charity. Check out our CSR
  • Multiple site and agency visits. There is only so much that can be taught in a classroom. Event management requires understanding of how different spaces can be used, how people interact with them, how to create inspiring environments and manage multiple suppliers.
  • Expert lecturers and guest speakers. Our lecturers are all practitioners and come from all corners of the events industry. They choose to teach with us becuase they share our vision of creating the best students, to enable the industry to be its best.
  • Work Placements with leading agencies, venues, production houses, planners in the UK and international. This is the key to launching you into a successful career in the events industry. These connections are our gold. We open them up to you.
  • Support from our dedicated Student Services team throughout your journey. Have a look below at some students recent experiences…

Course Details

The following describes what you can expect to cover and achieve:

Live Projects
Students meet and question managers from a range of organisations who will brief them on their current event and marketing goals. Working in teams, students develop creative solutions, plan logistics and cost concepts to achieve the objectives and goals, before pitching their ideas to the managers and their teams.

Event Management Planning
Develop a solid understanding of the scope and breadth of the event industry. Identify how and where events fit within business, charitable and social environments, review the way that events are utilised by organisations and analyse why they are valuable marketing & communications tools.

Celebrity Events
Learn about the importance of celebrity events and the impact they have on society. Navigate through the intricate details of managing celebrities, agents and the media and understanding the needs of VIP’s in relation to large high profile events.

A Day in the life of an Event Manager
Examine how a typical day differs for corporate event managers, agency event managers, charity event managers, wedding planners, venue managers, festival organisers and suppliers to the event industry and discover where you would like to work within the event industry.

Co-ordinating Events
Co-ordinating events require skills in planning, managing, executing, and overseeing day-to-day operations. Learn how to create an event in the right way, at the right time with the right tools.



Budgeting and Event Documentation
Become proficient in the financial aspect of events and learn how to design and execute them through meticulous planning. See how industry experts set out their planning documentation and budget for profitable events.

Fundraising Events
The charity sector is one of the fastest growing in the industry. Learn the principles of charity events and find out why they are an integral part of the fundraising mix. Develop skills that will enhance negotiation and persuasion and become proficient at managing not-for-profit budgets.

Sports, Hospitality and Sponsorship
Examine the relationship between business and events, and how corporates can involve themselves in the world of events. Discover the difference sponsorship can make to an event and how to find and manage sponsors.

Marketing Events
Learn how to market an event effectively, making it stand out and be recognised by potential attendees. Develop knowledge of marketing models and tools that can aid profitability and learn how to implement them.

Experiential Marketing
Develop and plan experiential marketing campaigns, apply post-event analysis and measure successful strategies.

Creativity in Events
Learn how to develop creative event ideas and bring concepts alive. Develop skills to turn ideas into reality. Discover methods for leading creative teams and managing relationships between designers, suppliers and clients.

Presentation Skills
Receive tuition, advice and support on personal effectiveness both as an individual, a future event professional and an opinion former within your chosen area of expertise. Learn effective interview and presentation skills through continuous group assessments and individual coaching, with the aim of building confidence and gaining employment.

Social Media
Delve in to the world of Social Media and learn how it can be used to promote an event and/or enhance participant’s experience while attending an event.

Fashion & Private Parties
Learn about the exciting and glamorous world of fashion and high-end private parties. Develop skills in supplier negotiation, VIP management and how to create a fashion event that will WOW an audience.

Learn how conferences differ from other events, what clients want and expect and how to deliver a great conference to meet specific objectives

Public Relations
Learn about PR and how to communicate with your chosen in relation to event management. Understand how to manage the press and journalists to ensure appropriate messages are given to an audience. Grasp the importance of public relations and learn how to successfully run a press event.

Learn how to become an event producer. Explore how good production can enhance an event and develop skills in designing creative experiences, production scheduling and using AV effectively.

Wedding Planning
Train as a wedding planner. Learn the vital basic skills associated with creating and managing weddings. Understand what it means to create the perfect guest journey and give a Bride and Groom the best day of their lives.

Corporate Events
Learn how corporate events can de designed to enhance a business strategy and develop tactical skills that will add value to an organisation. Practice the art of communicating at all levels to produce the very best content for corporate events.

Risk Management
Learn how to evaluate the risk involved for all stakeholders in your event. From Heath and Safety legislation through Risk Assessments to event insurance, this is the module where you learn to dot the “i”s and cross the “t”s.

IT Skills
Become proficient with the main IT programs and tools that you’ll need to help document your event planning and budgeting. Excellent IT skills will also enable you to produce event materials and display items.

Learn the skills required to be the organiser of large-scale festivals and mass participation events. Get to grips with how festival sites are arranged, how the flow of attendees can affect a festivals success and if executed correctly, festivals can have huge cultural impact.

Setting up your own Event Business
Know the why, what and how of setting up your own business in the event industry. Create budgets, business plans and get an insight into the types of business in the events industry.

Eco-Friendly Events
Events that are environmentally friendly have a distinct advantage, but can often be costly and heavily legislated. Learn how an event can become ‘green’ whilst still making a healthy profit.

Work Placement

Your Post Grad will culminate in a work placement with an events company or agency of your choice. This is a guided process from start to finish.

Your work placement is an incredible opportunity to apply all the skills and knowledge you have learned in the classroom and demonstrate your value to a prospective employer. It gives you real-life working experience as an event manager to add to your CV as well as helping you to better understand where you see yourself going in the event industry.

We help you to prepare your CV, teach you how to do your very best at the interview and advise you on the type of placement company we believe will suit you best. Through a series of one-to-one meetings, we match you to the perfect opportunity to suit you and your ambitions in the industry. We keep in close contact with you throughout the whole process.

Throughout your course you will also be able to take advantage of the many volunteering opportunities exclusively available to Event Academy students.

You’ll graduate into our alumni network, comprising over 2,000 fellow event professionals, movers and shakers in the industry globally.

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

Have at least two years alternative professional experience within a business environment


Application Process

If you are interested in applying for our course, you will be required to provide a Personal Statement and be Interviewed by an Academic Director. We pride ourselves on only accepting candidates that we truly believe will succeed on our courses.

Have a FREE consultation with our Admissions Manager to discuss course details with you

Postgraduate Live


Difficulty Level 7


6 months incl 3 month placement

Next start dates

15th September 2020


The Business Design Centre, Islington, London

Course Price


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