Certificate in Venue Management

Who is it for?

Event venues require professional organisational skills, and an ability to manage a wide range of events. Excellent relationship management and communication skills are also key when dealing with the broad range of  stakeholders involved with staging events in venues.


This Venue Management course is ideal for those who require foundation skills and knowledge in venue operations and management to obtain operational or supervisory roles within event venues.

Course highlights


Learn how to coordinate event venue activities...

  • Expert tuition from venue industry professionals

  • Site visits on the 5-day course to major London event venues - learn from Industry within Industry

  • Small groups with strictly limited numbers offer a unique experience

  • Training Venues for Short Courses and Saturday Classes ideally located on the ExCeL London campus and Evening Classes held at the iconic Le Meridien Piccadilly

Study Options

Choose from the following study options: 

Short course

5 Days, hours 10am-4pm

Evening Classes

8 Monday evenings, hours 6-9pm

Saturday Classes

4 Saturdays, hours 9.30-4.30pm


Course Details


Course Name

Certificate in Venue Management


Course Fees




Saturday & Short Courses in venues on the ExCeL London Campus, E16 1XL 

Evening Classes at Le Meridien Piccadilly W1J 0BH 



Certificate in Event Management


Awarded by

The Event School London


Career Opportunities

Venue Coordinator, Venue Manager, Venue Sales, Venue Operations Manager, Head of Venue Operations,  Event Manager, Meeting & Event Venue Coordinator, Meetings & Events Manager


Certificate in Venue Management Courses

Course Content

The Venue Industry

  • The role of an event manager

  • Industry working conditions and work ethics

  • Aptitude for event planning


Venues as Destinations

  • Setting criteria for event success

  • Identify required resources

  • Applicable legalities and permissions

WHS and Managing Risk

  • Preparing risk assessments for events

  • Contingency planning for events

  • Health and safety considerations


Budget Management

Identifying venue & location requirements

  • Conducting venue research

  • Securing venues and locations 

  • Venue viewings

Retail & Commercial Opportunities

Measuring event success

  • Capturing customer satisfaction


Trends in Venue Design/Operations

Effective communication

  • Working with clients

Working with Suppliers & Contractors 

  • Types of event suppliers

  • Sourcing and selecting suppliers

  • Coordinating and monitoring supplier activities


Venue Services

  • Setting event dates

  • Creating event timelines

  • Working with checklists

  • Developing Itineraries

  • Budgets

  • Technology for event management

  • Event managers responsibilities during:


"James was a fantastic Facilitator. He interacted with us as a group and gave everyone a chance to talk and provide their view. And the quality of the specialist speakers was excellent. It has been the experience of a lifetime."

— Megan

Site tours

On the 5-day short course, we use the global city of London as our extended campus and visits to London venues provide the opportunity to learn how theory applies to practice.

Our past site visits have included:

  • London (Olympic) Stadium

  • The Ritz London

  • ExCeL London

  • Tower Bridge

  • The Crystal

  • Queens House

  • The Orangery at Kensington Palace

  • Wimbledon

  • Good Hotel

  • Cutty Sark


to stay

To find accommodation on-site at ExCeL London or in London hotels or hostels...

How to


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