Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design

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  • Produce & manage a conference
  • Design, plan & coordinate a wedding
  • Offered by E Learning
  • Industry recognised 
  • Complete in as little as 9 months 
  • Advanced Diploma Level Course

The Advanced Diploma in Planning and Design is the perfect course for someone wishing to work in all areas of events including weddings, corporate, festival, sporting, pop-up events as outlined in the units below. It is a fast paced course that can be completed in as little as 9 months and covers all elements in planning, managing, designing, styling and producing special events.

The last two sections of your course, Sections 11 & 12, are dedicated to marketing, finance, starting and running a successful business in the wedding and event industry. These units will ensure you can hit the ground running upon successful completion of your course.

When you graduate you will receive a Diploma and be able to use the title of Accredited Event Planner & Designer, which is recognised internationally.

Section 1 – The Anatomy of an Event

  • Unit 1 – The World of Events
  • Unit 2 – Think Like A Planner
  • Unit 3 – Creating a Concept
  • Unit 4 – Developing a Theme

Section 2 – The Planning Process

  • Unit 5 – The Stages of an Event
  • Unit 6 – The Event Budget
  • Unit 7 – Event Sites & Venues
  • Unit 8 – Food & Beverage Operations

Section 3 – Managing Your Suppliers

  • Unit 9 – Speakers & Entertainment
  • Unit 10 – Audio Visual & Lighting
  • Unit 11 – Travel & Accommodation
  • Unit 12 – Corporate Gifts & Merchandise

Section 4 – Event Marketing

  • Unit 13 – Event Branding & Marketing Strategies
  • Unit 14 – Event Proposals

Section 5 – The Basics of Wedding Design

  • Unit 15 – The World of Wedding Design
  • Unit 16 – Conceptualisation & Planning
  • Unit 17 – The Principles of Wedding Design

Section 6 – The Theory of Design

  • Unit 18 – Colour Schemes & Effects
  • Unit 19 – Design & Decor Techniques

Section 7 – Design Elements

  • Unit 20 – Floral Design & Decor
  • Unit 21 – Fabric Decor
  • Unit 22 – Special Effects
  • Unit 23 – Creating a Table Centrepiece

Section 8 – Wedding Planning Basics

  • Unit 24 – Folklore, Traditions & Etiquette
  • Unit 25 – Location & Ceremony
  • Unit 26 – Design & Your Venue

Section 9 – Wedding Suppliers & Your Team

  • Unit 27 – Wedding Catering & Rentals
  • Unit 28 – Transport
  • Unit 29 – Invites & Gifts
  • Unit 30 – Photographer & Videographer

Section 10 – Wedding Production

  • Unit 31 – Software & Presenting Your Design
  • Unit 32 – The Wedding Day
  • Unit 33 – Working With Wedding Suppliers

Section 11 – Sales & Marketing

  • Unit 34 – The Psychology of a Bride
  • Unit 35 – Client Consultations
  • Unit 36 – Social Media & Publicity
  • Unit 37 – Marketing 101

Section 12 – Starting a Wedding Business

  • Unit 38 – Starting your own Business
  • Unit 39 – Finance
  • Unit 40 – Contracts & Insurance

Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design

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This excerpt is taken from Unit 36 – Social Media & Publicity and is a small sample of what is included within this unit.

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Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design

One of the most important parts of learning is the ability to apply what you have learnt. Consolidation of each unit is vital and we do this by using unit projects and assignments. There are no tests or exams in what we do at the Academy instead we use real life scenarios from professionals wedding and event planners to allow you to demonstrate the knowledge you have gained in a practical way.

Your course will include 12 assignments, 4 based on an authentic event brief that will see you working your way through planning, managing and producing a conference and 6 based around wedding planning and design where you will choose a theme to work on for the duration of your assignments from the following list:

  • Vintage
  • Romantic
  • Offbeat
  • Beach
  • Rustic
  • Literature (choose a book on which the theme will be loosely based on. Some ideas would be a Jane Austen novel, Charles Dickens novel or even a fairy tale book)
  • Cinema (choose a film on which the theme will be loosely based on. Some ideas would be the Twilight Saga, The Great Gatsby, Sex and the City or Anna Karenina)
  • Travel (choose a style such as Mexican, Venetian, Spanish, Parisian etc.)

For the event planning units you will be planning, managing and running a conference.

These assignments will lead you through every stage of planning, designing and styling an event and wedding. You will be expected to treat your tutor as your client and the assignment you submit as your proposal. There will also be a short unit project at the end of each unit to allow you to test the knowledge you have learnt in the unit.

Effectively you are building yourself a portfolio as you make your way through the course, allowing you to hit the ground running upon graduation. The last 2 assignments in the course focus on starting your own wedding and event consultancy and marketing your services in this highly competitive marketplace. Included as part of your course material is a 30 day license Social Tables and also a 3 month license to 3D Event Designer software. Both of these will be a great tool for you to use when you start your business.

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