Hi, am looking to do some type of course in Event Management as my current position entails managing and organising events from time to time? Is there a short course I can do somewhere?
Some Institutes of Technology run event management courses as part of their Life Long Learning programme. These courses are ideal for somebody who is currently employed but needs to learn the relevant skills in relation to managing and organising events. Their courses run for usually 12 weeks, one evening a week.
There are also private colleges that offer an extensive range of short term courses that might suit your current commitments.
Griffin College run a Diploma Course in Event Management and you have 12 months to complete this at your own pace.
There are four main types of events which are all covered within the Event Planning course:
•Conferences and Meetings for associations, corporations and the public sector
•Private Events with catering such as birthday parties, weddings and christenings
•Outdoor festivals and events such as music festivals or parades
•Exhibitions – trade exhibitions where suppliers demonstrate and promote their goods.
This Event Planning course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the role of an Event Planner and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course.
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Event Planning course. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during you Event Planning course. Additionally their Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone. Full tutor support is provided for a period of 12 months and included in the cost of the Event Planning course programme.
CMI, Communications and Management Institute, run an Event Management Advanced Diploma Course. This course runs for 20 weeks, for one evening a week.
Their Advanced Diploma in Event Management qualification is internationally recognised and is awarded by ICM (UK) and students also receive a level 6 FETAC award in Event Management which is nationally recognised. The international dimension to this award will allow you to use the qualification abroad in over 120 countries. You will only achieve the Award, upon satisfactory completion of 20 weeks of lecturers, practical course assignments, a major project and two compulsory examinations.