"University is not for everybody"Clare Marchant, head of UCAS - Sunday Times, August 2018
Our students graduate with knowledge, experience and globally recognised qualification
Employability – 92% of our advanced-stage learning students are in employment within six months of graduating.
Fees – a fast track, work ready, academic qualification for 1/3the cost of a degree.
Qualifications – the only event management course accredited by Chartered Institute of Marketing – globally recognised & respected in the industry.
Academic – Our courses are delivered by expert tutors and guest industry lecturers who give professional insights and knowledge of best-practice across a variety of industry sectors.
Pastoral – Our Student Services team and Academic staff are dedicated to the development and care of our students. We are also happy to answer any and every question you have.
Careers – Our courses offer a fast track entrance into a career and our sister company, the Event Talent Agency supports our students with work placements and ongoing career opportunities.
Who Are Event Academy?
Event Academy was founded in 2010 by four event industry professionals. Each was running their own agency at the time, yet they were all struggling with the same frustration: the problem of finding ‘work-ready’ event managers because existing event training was being poorly delivered.
Even students with degrees were struggling to find employment in the industry because their degrees provided theory and knowledge, but very little practical experience.
So the Event Academy founders set out to develop a course which could open doors to the industry by providing practical knowledge and those professional, ‘work-ready’ skills.
What Is Event Management?
Today the events industry contributes over £43 billion to the UK economy, with over 25,000 businesses in the sector and an estimated 570,000 roles (2017 statistics).
The Event Academy has grown in tandem with the industry and is now an industry-recognised events education provider, offering the only courses in the UK which are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
At Event Academy, our event management courses are not only career-focused but industry aligned so our successful students graduate with the event management experience and knowledge needed to build successful careers in the events industry.
What Is The Qualification Students Receive?
Our degree-alternative course is a one year qualification for less than a third of the cost of a University equivalent, offers a work placement opportunity and students come away with level 7 (Master’s degree-equivalent) qualifications.
The depth of study in our courses directly maps across to the UK’s National Qualifications Framework, as follows:
- Foundation course: level 3
- Diploma course: level 4
- Postgraduate course: level 7
- Degree Alternative course: level 7 by successful completion of the course.
Who Are The Chartered Institute Of Marketing?
The UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing is a globally recognised body which is well respected in the events and business industries. Event Academy is currently the only UK event management course provider offering CIM-accredited courses.
For over 100 years, CIM has supported, represented and developed marketers, teams, leaders and the profession. As the world’s leading professional marketing body with over 28,000 members worldwide, they also hold a Royal Charter status.
Where Are The Work Placements?
The work placement opportunity available with our advance-stage courses (Postgraduate and Degree Alternative) provides a springboard to a career, as well as networking for professional practice and employment openings.
The Event Academy’s support into employment doesn’t stop when the course is finished. Our sister company, the Event Talent Agency also supports our students with work placements and ongoing career opportunities in the global events industry.
We are proud to say that 92% of our advanced-stage learning students are in employment within six months of graduating.
What Is The Difference To A University Alternative?
With tuition fees and living costs now making university so expensive it isn’t even an option for many, it’s not surprising that education alternatives which offer a faster, less costly and more experiential learning route into a professional role are becoming increasingly popular after A Levels.
At Event Academy our courses are delivered by expert tutors, as well as guest industry lecturers. This means our students gain professional insights and knowledge of best-practice by learning how-to through lectures and working on live projects. Because our students have the chance to learn directly from the experiences and expertise of some of the most highly regarded events professionals across many different sectors of the industry, they also offer exceptional value for money through access to high level professional industry contacts and networks.
Have A Question?
Our Open Evenings are also a popular way to hear directly from many of our current students and alumni who come along to share their experiences with other would-be event managers and their parents. Alternatively, we can arrange a phone Consultation with our Admissions Team or Academic Directors to answer any questions you have.