Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
Flexible 16 weeks Level 2 Distance Learning Distance Learning Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This course is a useful introduction for 19+, adult learners who wish to pursue a career as an event planner or for those working in or preparing for a wide range of job roles in diverse sectors which require them to plan and organise events as part of their responsibilities.

No previous knowledge and experience are required; however, minimum level 1 English skills would be beneficial for completion of assessments.

Study level Cost
19+ FREE *subject to eligibility checks

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal tutor and a learner support advisor.

This course is available:
- Fully online

All of our award-winning learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

Unit 1: Planning an event -
- Section 1: The extent of the events industry
- Section 2: The scope of the event planner role
- Section 3: Planning an event
- Section 4: Planning for contingencies
- Section 5: The need for health, safety and security measures.

Unit 2: Reviewing and evaluating an event -
- Section 1: The importance of review and evaluation
- Section 2: The sources of information available for evaluating an event
- Section 3: The range of tool available for event evaluation
- Section 4: Planning the evaluation of an event.

Unit 3: Marketing and market research for event planning -
- Section 1: Understand why market research is important
- Section 2: The methods and resources available for marketing
- Section 3: Planning the marketing of an event.

Unit 4: Planning human resources for events -
- Section 1: Understand how an event is managed
- Section 2: Understand the team which contribute to an event
- Section 3: Understand the human resource requirements for an event.

Unit 5: Communication and customer service for events -
- Section 1: Understand the importance of communication at events
- Section 2: Understand equality and diversity in relation to events
- Section 3: Understand why customer service is important at an event

Section 4: Produce guidance on expected standards of customer service for staff use.

What’s next?

After successfully completing the course candidates will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects or progress to further training. You could also progress on to further study in the field or other Distance Learning programmes.

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