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Postgraduate Diploma

Study, work & experience the industry to fast track into a job

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Key Course Details

Accredited/Endorsed by
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Course
Postgraduate Diploma
(Level 7 equivalent)

Duration
6 Months (9 Months With Placement)

Next Start Date
September 2021

Study Mode
2 Days A Month in Class in London
+ Virtual Realtime Lectures
+ Online Learning
+ Site Visits
+ Real Life Client Projects
+ Monthly Tutorials
+ Bi-Monthly Industry Webinars

Course Only Fees
£995 Deposit
£417 Per Month Payments – 12 Months
Interest Free Credit On Application

Total Course Fees
£5,999

Total Job Placement Fees
£1,250 (Optional For Course)

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

Optional 3 month job placement add on with additional tutoring on interview skills, cv creation & job coaching.

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

Fit your study into your life; a blend of two days study a month in London, virtual lectures and online learning.

Get experience of working with clients; three projects answering real time brief blue chip clients & agencies.

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

Monthly group tutorials from Course Directors to support your learning and focus on your goals.

Build your CV; work experience opportunities at major events including The Brit Awards, TED X, Wilderness Festival and adidas City Runs.

Bi-monthly industry expert webinars to supplement your knowledge plus access to the webinar library.

Build your network with over 2,000 alumni in the industry – instant contacts and instant credibility.

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...

Anonymous

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...

Ella

I cannot recommend a better place to study and gain knowledge about the Events world. I looked for a long time to find the best...

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This Postgraduate Diploma 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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Overview

This Postgraduate Diploma in event management for marketing and communications, is a full-time course, with 6 months of practical academic study and learning, followed by an optional 3 month work placement within the industry subject to availability.

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)

2 live projects in which large global organisations such as  adidas, 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  virtual live event project. 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. 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

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Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management Course Project and Modules
This course is divided into key learning modules, three projects 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: 6 months – 2 days a week in London (9am – 4.30pm)

YOUR COURSE WILL INCLUDE:
• 4 virtual site visits to London locations
• 2 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
Develop your inter-personal and leadership skills

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

Additional Modules: Sales, Public Relations, Social Media, Experiential Marketing, Immersive Events, Event Technology, Digital Marketing

Vocational Modules: Pitching & Presenting (Extended Module), Budgeting & Event Documentation (Extended Module),  Day In The Life of An Event Manager (Guest Speakers)

Soft Skill Modules: Interview Preparation, CV Preparation

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Client Projects

The course blends live lectures in London with virtual classes and digital support module learning.

During your course you will work on a three group projects including organising a real 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.

Your final project is a real live virtual event to raise money for our chosen charity – Teenage Cancer Trust. Over the last 7 years, The Event Academy students have raised over £100,000! Here’s our Principal, Claire Derrick with our certificate.

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 to all lecture slides
Additional downloadable learning resources
Student community chat functionality
Contact Student Services directly

Work Placement

You have the option to add a three month work placement within the events industry (subject to availability) to your course.

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.

Networking & Volunteering 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 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 interviewed by an Academy Director. We pride ourselves on only accepting candidates that we truly believe will succeed on our courses. To start the process, book a callback to chat to our team HERE

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