1Course Overview

Wedding Planner and Event Management Level 3

Course code: ABC1182

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Pursue your career as a Wedding Planner and Event Manager, from home!

  • This extensive course will teach you the skills to plan and manage a wide range of events, from weddings and parties to festivals and conferences
  • You will also learn how to cater for many different types of weddings, including overseas weddings, civil weddings, Church weddings and civil partnerships
  • Learn how to create and operate a successful business and implement the correct procedures to organise events, whether large or small, corporate or personal
  • Discover how to market your business effectively and establish a clientele

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 online 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

Wedding Planner

Level 3:

 

Unit 1: The Role of the Wedding Planner
  • Communication
  • Organisation skills
  • People management
  • Professional image
  • Contributing to outstanding service
  • Competence
  • Team work
  • Rapport
Unit 2: The Wedding Planning Process
  • Using IT for effective planning
  • Date of the wedding
  • Venues
  • Civil/Church ceremony
  • Evening reception
  • The wedding process from start to finish
Unit 3: Budgeting
  • Drawing up a wedding budget with clients
  • Wedding contingency budgets
  • Communication between you and your client
  • Altering plans
Unit 4: Overseas Weddings
  • The process for organising a wedding overseas
  • Hotel/venue wedding co-ordinator
  • Invitations and accommodation
  • Legal requirements for an overseas wedding
  • Potential problems
Unit 5: Different Types of Weddings
  • Religious weddings
  • Church of England weddings
  • The Catholic Church
  • Civil ceremonies and civil partnerships
  • Wedding etiquette
  • The Marriage Act 1994
  • Types of locations for the wedding to be held
  • Themed weddings
Unit 6: Starting A Wedding Planning Business
  • Documentation
  • Data Protection Act 1988
  • Accurate, legible and up to date information
  • Marketing your business
  • Website
  • Wedding Fairs
  • Financial information
  • TAX/VAT

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
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 to you. 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 Wedding Planner 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.

5Reviews

Open Study College has enabled me to begin the journey of my dreams

As a child, I've always loved weddings. I loved the look on the bride's face upon her groom greeting her... I wanted to be the course of that. So sure enough it became my dream to become a wedding planner; to make that look happen. I never thought a course like this would be available so I kind of put that dream behind me. But then Open Study College has enabled me to begin the journey of my dreams. This course has everything you need to know about being successful in your journey as a wedding planner! Choosing to study with the Open Study College will enable you to begin the career journey of your dreams!

- Debra Kaye

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