1Course Overview

Event Management and Starting Your Own Business Level 3

Course code: OSC1080

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Gain the skills to become an Event Manager and start your own business!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the key practices and principles of event management
  • Be able to understand and respond appropriately to the underlying values and purpose of different kinds of events
  • Recognise, explore and manage the needs of a wide range of different kinds of stakeholders in events
  • Create strategies and plans that enable you to manage different kinds of events over a period of years
  • Study the methods and processes of Event Management to organise events professionally
  • Learn how to plan and manage a wide variety of occasions, from birthday parties to large outdoor concerts!
  • Develop your knowledge of sound financial and business planning, strategy, marketing and IT so that you understand the infrastructure required in building a successful event management business

This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by post or email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you by post or email, you choose. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you a full years worth of support and advice to help get you through your course!

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2Course Content

Event Management Level 3:

 

Unit 1: The world of events
  • Values of individual clients
  • Event design solutions
  • Research
  • Selecting suppliers
  • Meeting the needs of individual clients
Unit 2: Developing your events strategy
  • The events compass
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Opportunities for funding events
  • Developing a strategy
Unit 3: Managing key stakeholders
  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Impacts stakeholders have on an event
  • Designing a stakeholder management plan
  • Sources of sponsorship using The Events Compass
  • Securing sponsorship for an event
Unit 4: Events and places
  • Unique meanings linked to venues and locations for events
  • Designing events with the uniqueness of venues and locations
  • Identifying destination locations to meet clients’ needs
Unit 5: Designing and planning events
  • Working with clients
  • Designing a mission statement for an event
  • Creating a WOW factor
  • Appropriate evaluation criteria project plan
Unit 6: People and events
  • Managing a potentially hostile stakeholder
  • Managing a high performing events team
  • Potential in events management

Starting your own business Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Preparing to Start Your Business
  • Why start your own business?
  • Character and motivation
  • Before you start: managing yourself and planning
  • Market research
  • Sales and profits
  • Competitors
  • Financial planning
  • Suppliers
  • Employing people
  • Stock and asset management
Unit 2: Defining Your Business
  • Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
  • How to decide what is best for you
  • Setting goals for yourself
Unit 3: Marketing
  • Your product or service
  • Value for money
  • Competition
  • Segmenting your market
  • Pricing
Unit 4: Customers
  • Identifying your potential customers
  • Promoting your business
  • Before sale
  • After sale
Unit 5: Finance
  • Understanding your business finances
  • Working with figures
  • Break-event point
  • Fixed and current assets
  • Cash flow
  • Sources of finance
  • Managing your money
Unit 6: Your Business Plan
  • Why do you need a business plan?
  • The format and structure of your business plan
  • Yourself, your people. your values, your mission
  • Your business model
  • Your market
  • Your competition
  • Development
  • Profit forecast
  • Risks
3Other Information
Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

No previous skills and knowledge is needed to enrol onto this course. However it would be beneficial if you already have some experience or understanding of basic event management, such as organising parties or weddings. 

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Events Management Level 3 and Starting you own business Level 3 Certificate.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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