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Virtual Part Time Diploma

Our most popular course now available as real time evening lectures in a virtual classroom - fast track your career without leaving your job

Key Course Details

Total Course Price:
£1,795 Now just £1,450 

Course price ONLY available for September 2020

Course:
Diploma

Duration
Part time, 3 months

Next Course Dates
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 – Thursday 10th December 2020

Location
Virtual Classroom

Standard Payment
£450 deposit
£1,000 balance 2 weeks before course start

Payment Plan
£480 deposit
3 x instalments of £350

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CIM endorsed Level 4 Diploma qualification in Event Management that will set you apart in a competitive job market

The flexibility to learn without giving up your job by studying from home two evenings a week in a virtual classroom for 3 months.

Real time lectures from event industry professionals in a virtual classroom, interact with course tutors, ask questions and build connections with other aspiring event managers.

Course includes projects for blue chip clients & agencies to answer their event briefs and a final project to create a live event.

Detailed, practical skill-based modules including coordinating events & budgeting, creativity, marketing, setting up an event business, pitching and presenting plus industry sector lectures e.g. wedding planning and fundraising events.

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

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

What Exactly Is Virtual Learning? How Does It Work?

I would highly recommend the Event Academy to anyone that is looking to study events. I was set to go to university which would have...

Freya

I undertook the OnLive Intensive Diploma during Lockdown and it was fantastic! I was a bit sceptical about how it would work online, but the...

Rachel

I was very lucky to have had a place on the part time Event Management Diploma course which I completed in 2009. I was...

Bimla

My experience at The Events Academy has been nothing but brilliant. I had known for a while I wanted to get into events but couldn't...

Lucy

Fabulous onlive course! I am having such a great time attending the Intensive Diploma onlive course ! Awesome and precious content, brilliant and inspiring lecturers, benevolant...

Esther

I can't recommend the Event Academy enough!!! I did the 'one year degree alternative' course which is comprised of Certificate, Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma qualifications....

Maddie

Advanced (level 4) course AMAZING!!! During the COVID-19 Pandemic I decided that I would use the time to work on setting up my own Event...

Tania

I am an on line student studying for the Diploma and I can only but recommend this course. With regards to the course itself,...

Sally

I recently studied the two week intensive course and with not having much experience in the events industry and wanting to move forward with a...

Danielle

Since starting my course with the Event Academy, I haven't looked back once. The course is so interesting and very well structured, and alongside the...

Ty
Delivered as evening virtual 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 6.30pm-9pm and the lectures will be in a virtual classroom.

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. 
  • Virtual 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, Team GB, 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. 

Virtual Study Benefits

Many students we talk to have not considered learning in a virtual classroom but there are undoubtedly benefits to consider.

  • Save money from travelling or living in London
  • Learn how to run virtual events
  • Learn how to work within a team with people in different places
  • Rewatch lectures in your own time
  • Learn with us from anywhere in the world

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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