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Event Planner Diploma
Do you enjoy planning parties or events?
Do you end up organizing celebrations for your friends and family, and for free?
Do you love coming up with ideas to make an event really different and unique?
And are you creative, with an eye for detail?
If so, you should become a professional event planner.
It's an amazing career - and one that's growing, hugely, all the time.
Nowadays, there are more parties and events than ever before.
They can be big or intimate, happy or solemn, and for business or pleasure. And whether they're planned or last-minute, entertaining has become a feature of contemporary life. What's more, guests expect parties to be more polished and exciting.
Some people sponsor parties because they need to - to mark life transitions, because they must entertain clients or bosses, and to meet social obligations. Others give parties to celebrate important rites of passage. And some have parties just for the sheer joy of it.
There are the domestic events, such as surprise birthday parties and children's parties.
1. An introduction to event planning
The role of an event planner
The qualities of a good event planner
Unexpected circumstance or poorly planned?
The importance of organization in event planning
The components of organization
Tips for better organization
3. Learning your clients' needs
Getting to know your client
Planning correctly for the right type of event
Who, what, when, where, and how?
Initial client contact form
4. Selecting a location
Choosing a location
Steps to selecting the perfect location
Site inspection form
Securing the location
5. Event catering basics
Planning for a catered event
Prospective caterer interview
6. Event decorations
The importance of decorations
Hiring a decorator
7. Entertainment and speakers
The purpose of entertainment and speakers
Endless entertainment choices
Speaker selection process
8. Corporate event planning
Planning and organizing
Creating an event program
Creating an event schedule
9. Corporate event management
Managing the corporate event
Monitoring social activities
Sending everyone home
10. Party planning
Developing a party diary
Creating the perfect party
Party planning timeline and ‘to do’ list
Hosting a children’s party
11. Planning a dream wedding - Part one
The role of the Wedding planner
The planning process
The wedding timeline
12. Planning a dream wedding - Part two
Guest list and invitations
Photos and videos
The wedding cake
The final phase wedding timeline
13. Writing event proposals
The importance of networking
Outlining an event proposal
Event proposal format
Sample event proposal
14. Marketing your event planning business
Marketing your event planning business
The importance of a phone number
Create a website
15. Writing event contracts
Event contract basics
Important legal terms.
What's in your pack
A sturdily bound set of course modules that lies flat for ease of study. Detailed, practical information that guides you skilfully towards becoming a professional event planner.
12 event planning assignments. Your assignments will be carefully marked with personal advice by an experienced tutor.
Copyright-free checklists, questionnaires, exercises, quizzes and action plans for you to use on your clients. It's a complete toolkit that gets you started as a event planner.
A stylish case that keeps all your course material.
A confidential personal profile for you to complete. This helps you assess your goals, your strengths and weaknesses, and your progress.
A study guide and planner that helps you organise your study.
Self-assessment exercises. They occur throughout the course to help check that you can tackle each type of event.
A folder for your completed assignments.
A text book to accompany the course materials.
Event planning software to use on your computer.
Question and Answer sheets for you to have your queries answered.
The contact details for your personal tutor.
Details of how to contact other students.
On completing the course
When you complete the course, you'll get:
A handsome Diploma to frame and display on your wall.
A 'Certified Event Planner' logo to use on your notepaper and your website.
Your name on the 'Approved Event Planners' listing.
A free press release sent to your local newspapers announcing your success (if you request it).