If you’ve ever considered becoming an event and wedding planner, we have a variety of courses to prepare you for a career in this exciting industry. It doesn’t matter what your previous experience and qualifications may be, we can help you to find a course that will suit you down to the ground.
In this article, we’re going to cover questions such as:
- What can you learn?
- How do these courses work?
- How can you start a career with these courses?
Read on if becoming an event and wedding planner and self directed study sound like something you would like to do:
The Essentials Of Setting Up Your Business
One of the main things that the courses cover is the essentials of setting up your business. Being a great event and wedding planner is one thing, but knowing how to set up and run your business for success is a completely different ball game.
For example, there are certain things that will only apply when you’re an event business. For instance, you’ll need to understand the ins and outs of staffing, as event planners do not need full time staff. Most of the work will be taken on by you, and you will need to be knowledgeable in things like how to pay for contractors and even how to pay your tax properly.
Planning Different Kinds Of Events
Weddings are the most common type of event, however, you may end up planning affairs that aren’t so glamorous. This includes corporate events and the like. This means meeting and dealing with all sorts of clients, so you will need to be prepared to handle them and meet their needs.
Each event must be tailored to suit their specific needs, whether you’re planning a conference, an awards ceremony, a presentation, or an executive away day. Being able to put together a package that suits the needs and budget of your client is key. You’ll also need to be comfortable with the different kinds of venue, setting up procedures for registration, and more. We cover all of this in our three extensive courses.
How Do Our Courses Work?
Our courses are for those who are interested in distance learning. The assessments are the most important thing, which is why we make those a priority.
We give you some high quality information, but the only way we can be sure it has gone in, is if we assess you correctly. Our courses are designed to see how you would respond to certain situations and events. Knowing how you would act in a real world scenario is key, and this is how we assess you to ensure you’re prepared for what the industry and running an event and wedding business entails.
We’ll make sure you can respond appropriately to it all, with things like health and safety procedures, choosing appropriate venues, and more covered.
Courses start from £320 to £455, and you can pay a deposit or pay in full. It’s up to you. More about our courses can be found below:
Level 2 course – provides a good understanding of the nature of the event industry and the basics, as well as the practical skills and knowledge required to plan a range of different events, including weddings and corporate functions.
Level 3 course – going in a little deeper, 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.
Level 4 course – going deeper still, this exciting Event Management and Wedding Planning distance learning course has been specially commissioned from a highly successful and experienced Event Planner to reflect the changing nature of this demanding yet rewarding sector.
The Beauty of Home Learning
Courses can be taken over a 12 month period but the beauty of home learning is that you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you like. Note that you will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course, and will be happy to 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.
We aim to make changing your career as simple and rewarding as possible. If you would like to speak to a course advisor call 01539 724622 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding home study and our event management courses.
If you want to be a wedding planner, we can help.