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These are the top 3 questions frequently asked.

What Is Event Management?

The short answer to the question is – Event Management is the process of designing and producing events.

In the UK alone spending on events last year was £42 billion and will grow to £50 billion by 2020. There are 25,000 event businesses in the UK employing over 530,000 people.

This is an exciting industry in growth and encompasses sectors from exhibitions to celebrity, sports to charity and festivals to fashion – there are so many options, the question is; which one interests you the most!

How Do I Get A Career In The Events Industry?

Most people start by running their own events and discover a passion for the industry. If you were to speak with other leaders in the events industry their stories will be the same – they didn’t plan to be in events.

However, as the industry becomes more competitive people are looking for that extra edge to make their CV standout from the crowd and also the skills to hit the ground running with confidence in their skills and ability when they land a job.

The Events Academy combines practical skills and experiential learning with a work placement (in our advanced courses) that give our students the most important elements to make them work ready.

How To Become An Events Planner?

The first steps towards establishing your career in events will be to gather as much experience as possible, identify the skills you have, train for the role, and get certified.

At The Events Academy, we provide placements as part of our advanced courses (Postgraduate and Degree Alternative) and volunteering opportunities for all our students which allow them to add real life experience to the academic learning.

Are you looking for a specific answer that isn't available in the below FAQ's? If so, contact one of our advisors.

What does an Event Manager do?
A typical week might involve visiting a venue for an event, meeting with a client to discuss their plans, doing a food tasting session, meeting with the entertainment for the event…the list can go on!
How do I get into Event Management?
Finding the right qualification routes into an apprenticeship or junior grade role will certainly help you to start earning whilst you’re learning.
How does an event management course benefit your career?
In the corporate events marketplace, establishing yourself within a network of students, teachers and alumni of a well-accredited course can help open doors (usually to great events…).
How do I build a successful career in event planning?
You need to possess the presence of mind to understand what needs to be achieved from an event, the strategic skills to map it out and the logistical techniques to pull it all together. Some event management skills come naturally but most have to be taught.
What does a work placement involve?
Most of our students opt for event agencies, charities, venues or within sports management/festival companies. Each comes with slightly different roles and challenges, though they are very likely to be working in production and project management.
How do i become a live music events organiser?
Research is vital to the success of any kind of event, and live music is no different. There’s a whole lot to think about: the acts, the venue, the equipment, income generation; the list goes on!
How do I become a festival organiser?
To join a team of event organisers specialising in festivals, you first need to learn the components of event planning.
Why choose The Event Academy?
Our team has a combined experience of more than 80 years in delivering training and events. We have not only worked on and delivered some of the most successful events in our industry but we have also directed training courses with the leading suppliers of event management training.
Do I need to study event management for 3 to 4 years?
Our honest answer is that we don’t see the value in studying events courses for a 3 or 4 year period. An events company (as far as possible) will require employees with practical, hands-on training, or who have had intensive experience. This should only take 6 months max.
How do I choose the right events role?
To bring all of your talent and experience into an events role you need firstly to try as many as you can before narrowing the field down to an event sector that is right for you.
Why event management?
With firm foundations within other sectors such as business, sport, arts, music and hospitality, the events industry is one of the largest growing industries in the UK.
What does an Event Manager do?
A typical week might involve visiting a venue for an event, meeting with a client to discuss their plans, doing a food tasting session, meeting with the entertainment for the event…the list can go on!
How do I get into Event Management?
Finding the right qualification routes into an apprenticeship or junior grade role will certainly help you to start earning whilst you’re learning.
How does an event management course benefit your career?
In the corporate events marketplace, establishing yourself within a network of students, teachers and alumni of a well-accredited course can help open doors (usually to great events…).
How do I build a successful career in event planning?
You need to possess the presence of mind to understand what needs to be achieved from an event, the strategic skills to map it out and the logistical techniques to pull it all together. Some event management skills come naturally but most have to be taught.
What does a work placement involve?
Most of our students opt for event agencies, charities, venues or within sports management/festival companies. Each comes with slightly different roles and challenges, though they are very likely to be working in production and project management.
How do i become a live music events organiser?
Research is vital to the success of any kind of event, and live music is no different. There’s a whole lot to think about: the acts, the venue, the equipment, income generation; the list goes on!
How do I become a festival organiser?
To join a team of event organisers specialising in festivals, you first need to learn the components of event planning.
Why choose The Event Academy?
Our team has a combined experience of more than 80 years in delivering training and events. We have not only worked on and delivered some of the most successful events in our industry but we have also directed training courses with the leading suppliers of event management training.
Do I need to study event management for 3 to 4 years?
Our honest answer is that we don’t see the value in studying events courses for a 3 or 4 year period. An events company (as far as possible) will require employees with practical, hands-on training, or who have had intensive experience. This should only take 6 months max.
How do I choose the right events role?
To bring all of your talent and experience into an events role you need firstly to try as many as you can before narrowing the field down to an event sector that is right for you.
Why event management?
With firm foundations within other sectors such as business, sport, arts, music and hospitality, the events industry is one of the largest growing industries in the UK.
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