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HIGHER DIPLOMA

IN

EVENT MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONALLY AND INDUSTRY RECOGNISED

Endorsed by the UK's Leading Technical Education Awarding Body - Training Qualifications UK

Dive into the heart of the events industry with our one-year immersive programme, a hands-on and dynamic alternative to traditional university courses. Experience the thrill of real-world event planning, as our curriculum goes beyond theory, equipping you with essential practical skills needed for immediate success in this vibrant field. Benefit from extensive face-to-face classes and experiential learning at the renowned ExCeL London, a hub of world-class events. Learn directly from industry professionals and build a strong foundation in events management, all while networking and creating career-defining opportunities.

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN EVENT MANAGEMENT

START DATES & DURATION

30 September 2024

29 September 2025

1 Academic Year

Start September, Finish July

Enrolments close one-month prior to course commencement or when places fill

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UK Citizen or Resident
Minimum Age:18 

 

Competent English Language Skills

High School Certificate, or A-Levels,

or Level 3 Vocational or Technical Diploma (e.g. BTEC), or Baccalaureate or Senior High School Certificate or Equivalent 

COURSE FEES

Total Fees: £14,250  
​Deposit: £500

 

Fees are subject to change.

ACCREDITATION

Internationally & Industry Recognised

Endorsed by the UK's Leading Technical Education Awarding Body 

Training Qualifications UK

IDEAL FOR

School Leavers looking for a highly practical degree alternative that supports entry into the event industry 

 

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

 

Gap Year students who want to undertake personal, professional and career development during their time off

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

These are your core event management subjects

ELECTIVES
GROUP A

Choose Six Electives from Group A

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

ELECTIVES
GROUP B

Choose One Elective

from Group B

Business, leadership or marketing skills are highly valuable to event industry employers

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 with specialist electives.

Choose 6 electives from Group A and 1 from Group B to make your programme unique to you!

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

     

Key Course Details
Course Structure
Course Content

Unlock Your Event Management Potential

With Live Event Practice, Industry Excursions and Networking

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 visit and experience multiple events, ensuring you gain exposure to a range of event and venue types to enhance your CV and portfolio.

You'll also attend relevant events, symposiums and trade shows to learn from industry speakers and exhibitors. Past events students have attended include: The Event Production Show, International Confex, International Food & Drink Show, Event Sustainability Live, Event Technology Live, The Meeting Show, MICEBook Expo, Taste of London & more!

 

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

Experiential Learning

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

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THE PRACTICALITIES

The Practicalities
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COURSE VENUES

Venues on the

ExCeL London Campus

Royal Docks, E16 1XL

ExCeL London is London's International Exhibition, Convention and Event Centre.

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 activities and excursions are on alternative days. Your timetable will provide these dates.

Face-to-Face Classes are supported by:

+ Virtual Tutorials

+ Online Units

+ Group Project Work

+ Excursions & Site Tours

+ Networking

+ One-to-One Mentoring

+ Live Event Practical

+ Internship

Pay As You Go With Affordable Payment Plans

Simple, affordable payment plans for UK students

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to Apply?

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

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