Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)
This qualification will introduce you to the skills that are required to plan, organise and evaluate events by developing their knowledge and understanding. Areas covered include marketing methods and resources, market research, human resources, communication and customer service relevant to events
Who is the course suitable for?
It’s designed specifically for adult learners who’d like an introduction to planning and running an event. It may be used as an introduction for those who wish to pursue a career as an event planner but also for learners in or preparing for a wide range of job roles in diverse sectors which require them to plan and organise events.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials.
How is the course delivered?
Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at a place convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Assessment is based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme. Learners should complete the course within 8 weeks.
The course consists of four modules.
Unit 1: Planning an event
Unit 2: Reviewing and evaluating an event
Unit 3: Marketing and market research for event planning
Unit 4: Planning human resources for events
Unit 5: Communication and customer service for events
By undertaking this programme, candidates will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects, or progress on to further qualifications such as courses in customer relations and management.