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Event and Wedding Planning Level 3

Event and Wedding Planning Level 3
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This course is available in Paper format and Online.


This comprehensive distance learning course in Event and Wedding Planning is the ideal starting point for those who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in this challenging and rewarding career.


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Event and Wedding Planning Level 3

Course code: EVN02

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certificate of Achievement

Your chance to have an enjoyable and rewarding new career

This course will help you either set up on your own as an event planner or improve your skills if you work for someone else. The possibilities for enhancing your prospects are considerable with the knowledge you will gain from this course, whichever route you choose.

Through the various units you will find out about the key aspects of planning a variety of events, from low-key personalised events to large corporate affairs, as well as looking at the specific requirements of religious and secular wedding planning.


Unit 1:  Setting up in business

  • The ins and outs of organising your finances
  • Staffing
  • The legal stuff
  • Tax and how to deal with it
  • Health and Safety obligations for the event organiser
  • Food safety
  • How to deal with emergencies
  • Contracts etc.

Unit 2: Planning successful events

  • The initial meeting with clients
  • Planning your budget
  • Creating an atmosphere
  • Managing your venue
  • Different venues
  • Equipping the event
  • Suppliers and partners
  • Timelines
  • Communication
  • Evaluation
  • Organising the caterers

Unit 3: Corporate clients

  • Working with the corporate client
  • Different types of corporate events
  • Designing and planning a corporate event
  • Evaluation
  • The importance of attending to detail
  • Co-ordination
  • Registration
  • Choosing your venue
  • Conference planning etc.

Unit 4: Wedding planning

  • Working with the couple
  • Planning packages on offer
  • Planning your budget
  • The importance of attending to detail
  • Financial agreements
  • Religious weddings: what you need to know
  • Secular weddings
  • Civil partnerships
  • The venue
  • Keeping the guests happy
  • The logistics
  • Catering
  • Timelines
  • Remaining professional


The Event Planner Pro software will help you to organise your business with campaigns as well as organising multiple client events.

Key Points

  • Easy to use screens, including great online help
  • Create unlimited prospects and clients
  • A comprehensive suite of reports can be previewed, printed, or exported to PDF files to enable you to e-mail them
  • Use the Supplier Directory to maintain a list of suppliers that each of your clients can use, and these can easily be copied into your client databases
  • Produce a profit and loss figure for one of your clients or your entire business at a click of a button.
  • Advertising campaigns can be easily monitored to see how cost effective they are
  • All your information is stored on your computer and can be password protected for security
  • The backup facility makes saving your data simple
  • The software will run on Windows XP SP2, Vista and Windows 7

The Event Planner Pro software is split into two sections to enable you to manage your company, and manage your clients. We call these the Company Database and the Client Databases. The Company Database is used to manage your business with finances, diary and the supplier directory. The Client Databases includes facilities to manage all the information regarding your client’s event, for example, details of the venue, guest list, and their list of suppliers. There is no limit to the number of client events you can create and no monthly or additional costs, thereby making our software very cost effective.

Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.


Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.





Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.