Updated: May 3
It feels like a long time since we held our courses in London with the last programme run in March 2020, when London went into its first lockdown because of the Covid19 pandemic.
So much has happened in people's lives since then. The lives of our students and graduates have changed significantly, our own staff have had to adapt to a new virtual world, and of course there has been a massive impact on the industries we love - events, festivals, exhibitions, conferences weddings and major sports events.
It has been a hard road back to meeting face-to-face, and our London courses have had a few false starts as the uncertainty of covid restrictions hit earlier planned start dates.
But London and the UK have now turned a corner with a robust vaccine programme and the incredible cooperation of the British public - staying at home where they can, and social distancing where they can't (with masks and hand sanitiser the new must have accessories!)
So, this June will see the reboot of our London courses with three of our most popular programmes selected to kick start a new London season. The Certificate in Event Management, Certificate in Wedding Planning and Advanced Certificate in Wedding and Event Planning will lead the way with classes taught, live and face-to-face at one of our favourite venues, Aloft London ExCeL.
Then comes our extended summer school programme with professional development courses for adult learners running from the 9th August. These are all held on the ExCeL London campus, one of Europes premier event destinations. Ideally, ExCeL offers accomodation to suit a range of budgets with many on-site hotels within easy walking distance of our host venues.
The August summer schools in London will see the return of our 5-day short courses in sports events, festivals and cultural events, venue management, leadership and management and of course, event management and wedding planning.
Summer also sees new 2-week programmes joining our existing suite of comprehensive Advanced Certificates. Choose from: Sports, Event Production and Outdoor Events; Venue and Sports Management; Venue and Event Management; Festivals and Venue Management; and Event Management with Leadership. These join the existing Advanced Conference, Exhibition and Event Management course as longer comprehensive course packages that extend your stay in London and an opportunity to see more of our amazing city.
Back in September are our Evening Classes in Piccadilly or Leicester Square. These central London courses offer ease of access for those working in the city who would love a convenient option for after-work study.
Every Monday evening we'll be offering a range of professional development certifications (6-9pm for 8 weeks). Plus keep an eye out for our new Diplomas soon to be added as evening class options.
In October we offer another alternative for achieving certification. Study over 4 Saturdays in October (9.30-4.30) to have your Certificate complete within the month. Saturday courses are held in venues at ExCeL London, easily accessible by train with three DLR stations on site - Royal Victoria, Custom House and Prince Regent.
Finally, our popular 2-day professional development MasterClasses will also return to London. With selected courses in August and a full MasterClass programme in November. MasterClass courses are also on site at ExCeL making it easy to book convenient accommodation and make the most of your time with us in London.
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