College of Management and IT (CMIT)QQI Event Management

QQI Event Management

on request
12 Weeks
Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details

This distance learning course is designed to equip candidates with comprehensive event planning and management skills. Students will learn how to: (1) develop event proposals for clients, (2) develop innovative event concepts, (3) conduct feasibility analysis for events, (4) lead teams during events, (5) manage suppliers and service providers, (6) develop event plans, work breakdown and event schedules, (7) develop quality management and risk plans, and (8) develop skills for staging events.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification. The course is designed for those working in Event Management companies, Large Companies, SMEs, Public Sector or community and voluntary sectors. The course covers all categories of events including Business Events, Exhibitions, Conferences, Festivals, Charity Events, Entertainment Events, Sports Events, and Private Social Events (e.g. weddings, parties). 


Topics covered in this Events Management course

Unit 1: The Event Management Industry

Introduction to Event Management

Event Management Industry

Types of Event

Event Marketing


Unit 2: The Event Plan

The Event Plan

Identifying Client Needs


Concept Development

Concept Screening

The Event Plan Document

The Event Contract


Unit 3: Managing People and Partners


Using Volunteers

Event Organisation Structures

Motivating and Developing

Reviewing Progress

Employment Legislation

Managing Suppliers

Unit 4: Event Logistics and Quality Plan


Scheduling effort

Monitoring and documenting

Legal issues

Unit 5: Staging an Event


The ‘Build-up’

The ‘Load-in’

The ‘Show’

The ‘Shutdown’

Post-Event Evaluation

Who should complete this course? 

Professional Event Planners and those who wish to become event planners

Conference Organisers, Party and Wedding planners, Business Event organisers

Marketing professionals who are involved in planning Events

Public Relations professionals

Those involved in organising Sports and Charity events

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites 

Level 5 Certificate, Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or relevant life experience.

As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.

Learners must have access to work on or be involved in the planning and execution of an event – this is to facilitate the completion of an event evaluation and demonstration of a number of event management skills as part of the assessment requirements for the course.


This course is assessed through a Portfolio/Collection of Work and a Skills Demonstration (which entails describing and evaluating an event).

All work submitted must be your own work. There is no exam with this course.

As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent FETAC External Authenticator.

Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

This course leads to a level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 6 component certificate as credit towards QQI Advanced Certificates including: Tourism with Business (6M5012) and Sports, Recreation and Excercise (6M5147). For more details contact us.


Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Event Management (6N4800).


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