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HIGHER DIPLOMA

IN

EVENT MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONALLY AND INDUSTRY RECOGNISED

Endorsed by Training Qualifications UK - the most contemporary and creative Awarding Organisation in the UK.

Our one-year programme is a highly practical alternative to university, preparing you for entry into the world of events or further study.  With extensive face-to-face classes and experiential learning in London, your course offers a one-month internship, live event planning and extensive practical experience from venues at a world leading event destination -  ExCeL London. 

KEY COURSE DETAILS

START DATES & DURATION

23 September 2024

1 Academic Year

Start September, Finish July

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UK Citizen or Permanent Resident
Minimum Age:18 

 

Competent English Language Skills

High School Certificate, or 2 A-Levels (Pass Grade), or Level 3 Vocational or Technical Diploma (e.g. BTEC), or Baccalaureate or GCSEs or Equivalent 

COURSE FEES

Total Fees: £9,250  
​Deposit: £500

 

24 Month Payment Plans Available for

UK, EU, EEA & EFTA Students

 

Fees are subject to change.

ACCREDITATION

Internationally & Industry Recognised

Endorsed Higher Diploma in Event Management by

Training Qualifications UK

Incorporates an Ofqual Regulated

Study Stream

IDEAL FOR

School Leavers who need an entry pathway into employment or into further education

 

Graduates wanting to build on their existing qualification with a specialism and extensive practical application

 

Gap Year Returners who have decided on a career in events and want to fast-track their studies with a practical degree alternative

FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING

With so much of our lives now spent online, our full-time students prefer an 'in-real life' learning experience.

 

That's why our full-time courses offer extensive hands-on, face-to-face

training and experiential learning classes and activities in London.

VIRTUAL TUTORIAL SUPPORT

Your face-to-face training is supported by virtual tutorials that allow us to bring in expertise and guest speakers from around the world! 

ASSESSMENT

Apart from a few short knowledge based quizzes, your assessment will take the form of assignments, reports, portfolios, practical and observations. 

HIGHLY PRACTICAL

The event industry is highly practical - and so are our full-time courses! Vocational Education is all about learning by doing and our programmes are designed around experiential learning principles.

COURSE STRUCTURE

CORE EVENT
PROGRAMME

18 Modules

TQUK Endorsed

STUDY
STREAM

Choose a supporting study stream 

Business, Leadership

or Marketing

Supports entry into employment or further education and includes a Bonus Ofqual Regulated Qualification

SPECIALIST
ELECTIVES

Six Electives

Tailor your programme to suit your interests, learning and career goals with specialist electives

ONE-TO-ONE
MENTORING

To ensure you receive personalised care when it comes to exploring and deciding on future career paths, you'll have a dedicated Mentor. They will meet with you monthly to focus on your specific professional and career development needs, interests and goals. 

INDIVIDUAL
PROJECT

Researching & crafting an event concept and developing an event delivery portfolio...

 

...fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, innovation and creativity.

PRACTICAL 
TRAINING

Extensive practical training

supports and reinforces theory

 

We love to get hands-on in our own venues and with our industry partners.

Whether it's attending an industry event to build product knowledge or learning how to floor-plan and create room lay-outs, we think the more practical the better!

PLAN & DELIVER
A LIVE EVENT

Your class will plan, deliver and evaluate a live event.

 

Because we believe the best way to learn how to plan events from start to finish is to do it!

INDUSTRY
PRACTICE

60 hours Industry Practice

Flexible options are available. Students are encouraged to blend two to three options to meet their 60 hour requirements, in order to gain exposure to a range of event types and organisations.

INTERNSHIP
PLACEMENT

One Month Internship

(in June)

 

An internship  aids in skill development and serves as a gateway to building a robust professional network establishing connections that can open doors to future opportunities.

COURSE CONTENT

Tailor your programme to suit your personal learning and career goals by choosing a study stream and six specialist electives.

Click on the Streams below to view the core programme and stream modules and to learn more about the internship

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN 

EVENT MANAGEMENT

Explore the modules for the core programme and this stream.

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN 

EVENT MANAGEMENT

Explore the modules for the core programme and this stream.

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN 

EVENT MANAGEMENT

Explore the modules for the core programme and this stream.

Unlock Your Event Management Potential

With Live Event Practice

During your course your class will plan, deliver and evaluate a live event. You'll gain valuable hands-on-experience planning an event from start-to-finish. Plus you'll undertake live event practice on multiple events, ensuring you gain exposure to a range of event and venue types to enhance your CV and portfolio.

 

And your Higher Diploma programme includes a one-month internship to further develop your practical skills and industry networks.  

Key Course Details
Course Structure
Course Content

Hear What Our Students Have to Say

Watch our Alumni videos to hear directly from our students

GAIN REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

As well as the event practice included in your programme, we'll pass on a range of additional and optional opportunities to enhance your experience or to earn as you learn. 

Earn While You Learn

INDUSTRY EVENTS
& NETWORKING

Our management and teaching team are well connected in the industry and we offer students regular opportunities to meet and mix with event industry professionals. 

Attending exclusive industry symposiums and events  develop our students social and personal development, as well as professional networking and communication skills. Ideal attributes to support your competitiveness in the job market.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
PAID WORK IN EVENTS

Work in events. Students have access to our online "Opportunities Board" where we post

part-time opportunities for paid work during the course, and full-time opportunities for post course employment. 

We also offer guidance and mentoring during tutorials on CV preparation, LinkedIn profiles, 

job search and interview skills. 

VOLUNTEERING, INTERNSHIP
& WORK EXPERIENCE

Gaining hands-on experience and exposure to industry ways of working is one of the benefits of studying in London.

 

We share industry experience opportunities with our students including:

 - work experience

 - workplace observation

 - volunteering

 - internships

Want to learn more?

Request a Brochure

THE PRACTICALITIES

The Practicalities
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COURSE VENUES

Venues on the

ExCeL London Campus

Royal Docks, E16 1XL

Closest Station: Custom House

On the Elizabeth Line or DLR

TERMS & BREAKS

Our one-year programme is made up of three terms and two term breaks.

Start in September

Term Break at Christmas

Term Break at Easter

Finish in July

ATTENDANCE PATTERNS

In-person classes and activities are generally scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

 

NB. Some electives are delivered as 5-day blocks. Your timetable will provide these dates

Face-to-Face Classes are supported by:

+ Virtual Tutorials

+ Online Units

+ Group Project Work

+ One-to-One Mentoring

+ Live Event Practical

+ Internship

Pay As You Go With Affordable Payment Plans

Simple, affordable payment plans for UK, EU, EEA and EFTA students

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Ready
to Apply?

Click on the 'Apply Now' link for our online application form and application guidance.

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