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Your Business Stream studies develop a knowledge and understanding of business functions that every event manager should be familiar with.

Learn about:

  • using different communication channels with your clients and within a business

  • why systems, policies and procedures are important and how to develop them

  • business strategy

  • the principles of marketing and developing marketing plans

  • leadership and management

  • project management principles


Providing the fundamentals of event planning, coordination and delivery with higher level units in volunteer management, crowd management, workforce planning, international event management, corporate hospitality and event concept.

Unique to the Higher Diploma is the one-month internship placement where students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an event environment, e.g. with an event organiser, planner, agency, vendor or venue.


An individual research project develops critical thinking and analytical skills with students pitching an event concept and creating comprehensive operations, sustainability and marketing plans.


Your six electives provide you the opportunity to tailor your course to suit your personal learning and career goals. 

Choose from:

  • Venue Management

  • Sports Event Management

  • Wedding and Social Event Planning 

  • Festivals and Cultural Event Management

  • Luxury Brand Management

  •  Digital Transformation and Change Management

  • Sustainability Policy and Practices

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Start-ups

  • Digital Marketing



This one year course provides you with dual qualifications:

Higher Diploma in Event Management (L5) TQUK Endorsed Course (includes 6 Electives) and a

TQUK Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration (RQF) Ofqual Regulated

The Event Industry

  • The Business Environment - UK and Global

  • The Role of an Event Manager, Working Conditions and Ethics

  • Finding and progressing in event careers

  • Developing and updating knowledge and skills

  • Event Associations and Organisations

  • Event Trends


Event Feasibility

  • What is a Feasibility Study?

  • Event Feasibility Components

  • Establishing Event Goals and Objectives

  • Setting Measurements of Success


Event Management & Coordination

  • Identifying and understanding legalities and permissions for events

  • Event Planning Skills and Techniques

  • Resource Planning

  • Event Budgeting and Financial Management

  • Live Event Coordination: Event Build-Up, Delivery and Break-Down

  • Considering the Visitor/Delegate Experience

  • Introduction to Event Sustainability

  • Event Evaluation


Event Production and Technical Services

  • Lighting and Audio Visual Services

  • Rigging and Staging

  • Temporary Structures

  • Pyrotechnics and Special Effects

  • Electricity, Energy and Utility Provision


Venues and Vendors

  • Sourcing and Coordinating Vendors, Suppliers and Contractors

  • Identifying Event Locations & Destinations

  • Sourcing and Coordinating Venues and Sites

  • Venue and Vendor Contracting


Workplace Health, Safety for Events

  • Health & Safety for Events - Legislation and Good Practice

  • Risk Assessment for Events

  • Event Security


Crowd Management for Events

  • Understand Crowd Risk Analysis 

  • Crowd Movement in a Complex and Built Environment 

  • Modeling an Event by Crowd Phases 


International Event Management

  • The Global Event Circuit

  • International Event Associations and Organisations

  • International Event Types: Events that Attract International  Audiences (static location, changing location)

  • How International Dimensions can Impact an Event

  • Establishing Local Contacts, Sourcing Local Venues/Vendors

  • International Considerations: currency, time zones, legalities, culture, terminology, work practices


Workforce Planning

  • What is Strategic Workforce Planning 

  •  Workforce Sources - staff, volunteers, contractors, agencies, service providers and suppliers

  •  Model and Forecast Event Workforce Requirements

  • Creating an Action Plan to Recruit and Deliver the Right Workforce

  • Workforce Planning Logistics - workspaces, equipment & materials, rotas, scheduling and placement, wellbeing and pastoral care

Volunteer Management

  • Promote Volunteering within Your Organisation and to Volunteers

  • Manage Risk in Relation to Volunteers

  • Manage or Support Equality of Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Managing Volunteer Agreements

  • ​Provide Leadership and Direction for Volunteers


Technology for Events

  • Hybrid and Online Events

  • Digital Event Systems and Platforms

  • Technology for Event Operations

  • Technology and the Visitor/Delegate Experience


Event Theming and Design

  • Design principles and concepts

  • Sourcing Inspiration

  • Imagery and ideas

  • Design tools 

  • Operational design, theming and staging


Marketing and Relationship Management

  • Event Marketing Principles

  • Event Promotions and PR

  • Event Sponsorship

  • Sales Skills for Event Managers

  • Stakeholders Engagement

  • Client Consultation

  • Relationship Management

  • Pitching and Presenting Skills

  • Managing VIP and Celebrity Relationships


Event Concept Development 

  •  Interpret Client’s ideas into an Event Concept.

  • Sourcing Ideas and Inspiration

  • Establishing Originality and Market Need

  • Testing your Idea and Market Research

  • Creating Unique, Innovative and Inspiring Experiences

  • Creating an Event Design Idea Proposal


Corporate Hospitality for Events

  • What is Corporate Hospitality?

  • Corporate Hospitality Components

  • Identifying your Event's Corporate Hospitality Needs

  • Planning, Sourcing, Securing and working with Corporate  Hospitality Providers


Specialist Event Management

  • Conference and Exhibition Management

  • Corporate Events and Meetings

  • Outdoor Event Management

  • Charity and Fundraising Events


Professional Event Practice

  • Live Event Delivery (Practical, Group Project)

  • Event Industry Placement (Practical, 60 hours)

  • One Month Internship Placement

    • Minimum 20 hours per week for 4 weeks

    • The Event School London will support students in sourcing their placements through their 'Managing Self Development' Unit and via their 1-2-1 Mentoring sessions.


Individual Research Project

  • Advanced Research Skills and Report Writing Development

  • Develop and Pitch an Event Concept

  • Create a Portfolio to include an Operational Plan, Sustainability Plan and Marketing Plan


The Higher Diploma in Event Management (L5) is an Endorsed Course by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK). An Endorsed Course is a course of learning which TQUK has evaluated and endorsed as a suitable and beneficial learning platform for learners. When TQUK endorses a course of learning, they are declaring that they have confidence in our ability to develop and deliver quality courses in our areas of expertise.  The TQUK endorsement status shows that we are consistently meeting the high standards that TQUK demand from their Recognised Centres in delivering a high quality learning experience for the learner which provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge in a particular subject area.

  • Awarded By: The Event School London Ltd

  • Endorsed by: Training Qualifications UK

  • Click here to learn more about TQUK


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Our one-year, full-time Higher Diploma in Event Management programme includes a One Month Internship Placement. An Internship offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in an event environment, e.g. with an event organiser, planner, agency, vendor or venue.

More About the Internship Programme:

  • The placement is for a minimum 20 hours per week for 4 weeks and takes place in June

  • The Internship can be taken in London, the UK or overseas

  • Your Course Leader will be available throughout your Internship for any guidance needed

  • The Event School London will support students in sourcing their placements through their extensive network, through the 'Managing Self Development' Unit and via the student's 1-2-1 Mentoring sessions.

  • The Internship Placement is assessed via a reflective journal and an oral presentation evaluating your professional and personal growth from the experience. 

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