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Wedding Ceremony

ADVANCED DIPLOMA

IN PROFESSIONAL

WEDDING PLANNING

Hybrid Course - Classes in London + Virtual Tutorials

INTERNATIONALLY AND INDUSTRY RECOGNISED

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

This six-month Hybrid programme is a unique and exclusive - there is quite simply nothing like it in the world, providing the most competitive edge for entry into the wedding and event industry or into further study.  With extensive face-to-face classes in London supported by virtual tutorials, your course offers wedding focused event planning practice and extensive practical wedding industry experience from the world's leading wedding industry educators. You'll be immersed in London's wedding society, attending wedding industry events and symposiums, mixing with and learning from London's leading wedding planners.

KEY COURSE DETAILS

START DATES & DURATION

25 September 2023

6 Months

Start September, Finish March

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UK & International Students
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: £6,250  
​Deposit: £500

 

24 Month Payment Plans Available for

UK, EU, EEA & EFTA Students

 

Fees are subject to change.

ACCREDITATION

Internationally & Industry Recognised

Endorsed Advanced Diploma in Wedding Planning by

Training Qualifications UK

Incorporates an Ofqual Regulated

Study Stream

IDEAL FOR

Career Changers looking for the most competitive edge towards launching their own business or finding work in the wedding industry

 

Graduates wanting to add a specialism to their existing qualification with practical experience

 

Gap Year Students who want to learn new skills and achieve a qualification during their gap year

Junior Planners who wish to gain a qualification, and benefit from learning structured planning methods & approaches

International applicants wanting to add British experience and certification to their CV or portfolio

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 wedding and 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 WEDDING
PROGRAMME

9 Modules

Endorsed by Training Qualifications UK

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

Three 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. 

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 a wedding industry event to build product knowledge or learning how to plan style shoots, we think the more practical the better!

PLAN & DELIVER
A LIVE EVENT

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

 

Because we believe the best way to learn how to plan is to do it!

INDUSTRY
PRACTICE

60 hours Industry Practice

Flexible options are available with a range of wedding industry organisations 

COURSE CONTENT

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

Click on the Streams below to view the core wedding planning and stream modules and content.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN 

PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PLANNING

Explore the modules for the core programme and this stream.

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ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN 

PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PLANNING

Explore the modules for the core programme and this stream.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN 

PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PLANNING

Explore the modules for the core programme and this stream.

Unlock Your Wedding &
Event Planning Potential

With Extensive Practical

During your course your class will plan, deliver and evaluate a live event with a wedding industry focus. You'll gain valuable hands-on-experience planning an event from start-to-finish. Plus you'll visit multiple wedding venues, wedding fairs, registries and wedding networking events and symposiums, ensuring you gain exposure to a range of wedding, event and venue types to enhance your CV and portfolio.

Pay as You Go with Affordable Payment Plans

Payment plans for UK, EU, EEA & EFTA students

GAIN REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

In addition to the wedding and event practice included in your programme, we'll share a range of additional and optional opportunities (voluntary and paid) to enhance your experience or to earn as you learn. 

INDUSTRY EVENTS
& NETWORKING

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

While some of these opportunities are facilitated in our virtual world, many of the events take place in London - developing 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 WEDDINGS & EVENTS*

Work in weddings and 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. 

*Paid work opportunities for UK Students

VOLUNTEERING
& 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

 - volunteering

 - internships

 - workplace observation

- workplace shadowing

Speak with a Course Lecturer

Discover more about this course

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 6-month programme is made up of two terms and one term break.

Start in September

Term Break at Christmas

Finish in March

ATTENDANCE PATTERNS

In-person classes and activities are generally scheduled three days a week, 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

+ Practical

Want to Learn More?

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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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