Event Planning

Certificate , Level 2
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Did you know!

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Course Information

Introduction

It’s an exciting time for the event sector, which continues to evolve and grow following the impact of digital platforms and the pandemic’s influence on guest preferences. Many people are keen to get back to physical events as well as a drive for hybrid options to continue; the event industry is booming.

Overview

This event qualification offers learners the relevant skills, knowledge and
understanding required to succeed in a career in event planning, including areas
of marketing expertise.


It’s a job-ready qualification that requires learners to demonstrate the
skills and knowledge required when working in the industry, and is ideal for
those working in their first event role or who wish to progress in Event
Management.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for someone who is organised, creative and loves being around people. These are all key traits for a successful event planner!

Course units/modules

You will look at the overall planning, running and marketing for events including Units in:

  • 01 Planning an event
  • 02 Event review and evaluation
  • 03 Market research and marketing methods in event planning
  • 04 Human resource planning at events
  • 05 Communication and customer service at events

Benefits and skills

  • Experience of planning and running live events from start to finish.
  • Opportunity to develop your own event
  • You will expand your experience through participating in group activities and studying different projects.
  • You will develop your personal skills to help you progress to a higher level of study and gain future employment. This includes studying maths and English where needed.
  • You will be provided with careers advice to help you progress into your chosen area after completing the course.
  • You will achieve a NCFE Level 2 qualification in Event Planning

Entry requirements

  • 3 GCSE’s at Grade D or 3 equivalent.
  • A keen interest in developing personal and employability skills
  • Successful Interview

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

  • You could progress onto further study in Events Management or Marketing
  • You could undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship in your chosen vocational area.
  • Alternatively, you could choose to enter full or part-time employment.

Assessment types

This course is practical based with some written elements used to support this. Whilst in college you will take part in group activities and discussions, you will keep a portfolio of the work done in class and you will have individual discussions with your tutor to discuss your progress.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 16/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 77493-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

Employment Statistics

  • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers

    Average Salary
    £19,760
  • Sports and leisure assistants

    Average Salary
    £13,000

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