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Event Management 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Event Management
Event Management course online. This comprehensive course develops knowledge and skills in the planning and management of a variety of special events including concerts, festivals, exhibitions, charitable and fund-raising events plus sporting events.
Get into Event Management with this excellent online distance learning course and take advantage of what is an exciting and growing industry. If you like being an organiser and want to learn how to manage varied events both big and small as a career, then this is the course for you. Written by industry relevant professionals, the course is very comprehensive and will give you a solid foundation in different events management, from which to build a rewarding career in every way.
Become a self-employed Events Organiser for both corporate and public clients, or gain employment as an Events Manager in a company. The skills you will gain from completing the program, will enable you to present companies events both effectively, professionally and on budget.
Lesson Structure: Event Management BRE209
1 Scope and Nature of Event Management
- What is Event Management?
- Planning and Event or Conference
- When to Run an Event
- Factors to Consider
- Where to Hold an Event
- Event Management Companies
2 Developing the Concept
- Naturally Occurring Events
- Creating New and Origibnal Events
- Creativity and Lateral Thinking
- Organising a Party in the Home
- Why Have your Party at Home
- The Basics
- Making Decisions on Different Aspects of the Event
- Planning for Contingencies
- Hiring Equipment/Choosing a Supplier
- Fire for Events
- Safety Issues in Relation to Fire
- Planning a Public Event
3 Physical and Human Resources
- Managing Staff (Qualities of a Professional Leader)
- Orders and Instructions:Communicating Change
- Forming a Team: Team Benefits, The "Rules", Types of Team Members, The Elements of a Team, Team Formation, Problems in Teams, Resolving Problems within Teams, Nuturing a Team
- Forming a Committee to Plan an Event
- Outlines for Planning a Show or Exhibition
- Hiring a Tradesman: Where to Find, Getting Quotes, What to Look For
- Choosing an Event Location: Decor and Entertainment, Equipment
- Choosing a User Friendly Site for the Event: What Makes it User Friendly? What Makes a Site Unattractive, Paths, Fragrant Trees and Shrubs, Catering for Children, Choosing Furniture
- Lighting: What Type? Properties, Colours, Appearance and Design, Lighting Large Objects, Lighting a Path, Lighting a Lawn, Courtyard or Patio, Where to Buy Lights
- Car Parking and Transport
4 Project Logistics
- Traffic Management at Events
- Toilets and Locker Rooms: Components of Toilets and Change Rooms, Health and Safety, Routine Maintenance
- Security Lighting: Types of, Planning
- Legal Liability: Negligence, Minimising Liability
- Providing Protection
- Understanding Legal Requirements and Controls
5 Marketing an Event
- Who is Your Target Audience?
- Publicity: What to do
- Sponsership: Developing a Business Plan, Writing the Business Plan, Points to Consider, Business Reviews, Reviwing Your Business Plan, Maintaining Your Business Plan
- Marketing: What is the Purpose of Advertising?
6 Financial Management
- Budgeting: Income, Expenditure, Cash Flow, Methods of Conrolling Cash, The Cash Cycle, Liquidity and Cash Flow, Cash Budgets and Decision Making, Budget Performance Reports
- How to Increase Profitability: Hints on Improving Profitability, Controlling Expenditure
7 Risk Management
- Introduction and Case Study
- Spreading the Risk
- Managing Risk: Sensitivity Analysis
- Quality Systems
- Contingency Planning
- Slippery Surfaces Control: Possible Solutions, Identifying Risk, Workplace Policy, Identifying Hazards, Risk Control Methods, Checklist
- The Law and Business: Basic Common Law Rights and Obligations
- Protection of Consumers: The Law and Employees, Business Disputes, Types of Contracts
- Duty of Care: Employer Duties, Employee Duties, 'Other person' Duties, Manufacturer Duties
8 Staging the Event
- The Theme of the Event
- Choice of Venue
- The Audience and Guests
- The Stage
- Lights and Sound
- Audiovisuals and Special Effects
- Recording the Event
- Crowd Control
9 After the Event
- Measuring Success: The Public, The Exhibitors, The Organisers
- Dealing with Complaints
- Cleaning Up: Blowers, Vacuums, Water Blasters
- Repairing Lawns: How To Recondition Soil, Sample of an Evaluation Checklist
Learning Goals: Event Management BRE209
- Identify the various tasks which are involved in the management of a variety of different types of events.
- Explain how a range of different types of events are initiated and planned.
- Determine the human and physical resources required to deliver different types of events.
- Determine how physical and human resources will be organised in preparation for staging an event, in order that needs are appropriately catered for.
- Develop a marketing plan for an event.
- Develop a Financial Management Plan for an Event.
- Develop a series of Risk management procedures to minimize the impact of different types of problems including financial, legal, marketing, crowd control, food services, and hygiene.
- Describe the way in which facilities and services are managed during the actual delivery of an event.
- Review an event after its delivery.
Practical (Set Tasks)
- Research to find out what events are taking place in your locality.
- Study and compare different events.
- Review marketing of various real life events.
- List sources of potential financial support for an event.
- Interview someone who has managed an event.
- Explain the different legal and ethical responsibilities with respect to risk management of an event.
- Explain two methods of reducing liability, which could be used by the organisers of any event.
- Compile a stage plan, contact responsibility list, & production scheduler, with relevant run sheets for a one day seminar.
- Write a procedure (step by step) for choosing a venue for staging an event.
- List reasons why an evaluation would be undertaken after an event.
- Prepare a report to evaluate the event you attended.
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here is a list of the most often asked FAQ’s.
Q. Why should I enrol with the Academy for Distance Learning?
A. Here at ADL, our students are our priority – we treat everyone as a unique individual.
Q. Do I need to buy text books?
A. No, as each module has been written by highly qualified industry professionals. The content of the material is presented in such a way that text books are not required. However, if you require additional reading your tutor will be able to supply a list.
Q. What happens if I have to stop studying for a while? (eg. become sick, go on holidays, have a baby, move house, etc)
A. It’s OK to take a break and start up your study at a later point in time. Just let us know.
Q. Is there an age limit?
A. There is no maximum age limit. We do however, have a minimum age limit of 18 years. Below that age parental consent would be required.
Q. Are your courses up-to date?
A. Our courses are revised and updated on a rotation system.
Q. Do you have a Cancellation policy?
A. Yes. We have a cancellation policy that is fair and equitable. For further details please click here.
Q. Will I have any opportunity to engage with other students?
A. We have a Student Community group based on facebook! If you don’t have a facebook account already, you could make one just for talking with fellow students on the group.
Q. When can I enrol/start?
A. You may enrol and start at any time of the year – it’s all self- paced.
Q. Can I study from anywhere in the world?
A. Our courses are available to anyone, anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. The course content is relevant to any country, culture or economy.
Q. How long do I have to complete the course?
A. You complete the course at any time that is convenient for you.
Q. Completing a 100 hour module – how long will it take?
A. For some students a 100 hour module will take approximately to 3- 6 months to complete. Others take less time and some even longer.
Q. Assessment – how does it work?
A. For each 100 hour module you are assessed by assignments (at the end of each lesson) and a final one and a half hour exam (or you may elect to complete a Project, instead of sitting the exam) – the choice is yours – you sit for the exam in your own location.
Q. I don’t cope well with exams – what can I do?
A. You may elect to undertake a Project (set by your tutor) instead of sitting the exam. Projects are completed from your home and can usually take a couple of weeks to complete.
Q. If my assignment is not up to standard is there an opportunity to resubmit my work?
A. Yes –
Q. How many assignments do I need to complete for each module?
A. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment – so if a course has say, 10 lessons, there would be 10 assignments.
Q. I am having difficulty attending workshops/industry meetings, what can be done?
A. If your course requires attendance at workshops, conferences, or industry meetings; alternative arrangements can be made in your country.
Q. What qualification will I receive?
A. For individual modules, you would be awarded a Certificate endorsed by TQUK (Training Qualifications, UK), providing you complete all assignments and the exam. If you just want to complete only the assignments and not sit for the exam or finish a Project, then a Letter of Achievement would be awarded. For more details on qualifications available please click here.
Q. Can I customize my diploma/higher qualification?
A. Not all educational institution’s certificates /diplomas meet everyone’s needs. The opportunity to Design Your Own Diploma at the Academy (subject to our approval) is an added bonus, not found at other colleges. You choose modules that you think will help you in achieving your goal.
Q. What do I get when I complete the course? Will I receive a transcript?
A. At the completion of all courses and providing all assignments and exam requirements have been met, you will receive your Award and a Transcript.
Q. Our tutors – who are they?
A. We appoint Tutors and require that they must be currently active in their industry, with at least 5 years’ experience in their chosen profession.
Q. Can I contact my tutor at any time?
A. Yes – you have unlimited access to your tutor via email through our Online Classroom. You can always leave a message with ADL requesting your tutor to contact you. You decide on how much or how little contact you wish to have.
Q. Practical work – How is this done?
A. To find out more about this part of the course please visit the section on How Our Courses Work here.
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FAQ - RHS Theory Qualifications
If you require further details about any of the RHS industry recognised qualifications please, call one of our friendly RHS Course Advisors on +44 (0)1227 789 649 or email: [email protected]
Q: When can I Enrol/Start My RHS Course With ADL?
A: Anytime, Anywhere. There are no enrolment deadlines.
Q: I live Overseas. Can I Study From Overseas?
A: You can study any of the RHS theory qualifications overseas. All courses are offered in English. You will need to email RHS Qualifications direct to arrange sitting for your examination overseas.
Q: Is There a Time Limit for Completing an RHS Qualification?
A: At present there are no time limits. However, RHS is contemplating in the future, the introduction of course time-lines.
Q: Are There Any Entry Requirements (Pre-Requisites)?
A: The RHS Theory courses do not require prerequisites, previous experience or any knowledge of horticulture. You just need passion for all things horticulture.
Q: What Course Should I Start With First? I Am New To RHS Qualifications.
A: We highly recommend that you start with Level 2 – Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.
Q: What Does ADL Course Material Include?
A: Includes Power Point Presentations, Videos and written course lessons.
Q: When Do Exams Take Place?
A: Exams are held on fixed dates in February and June of each year. You should register as a candidate at least 3 months before these dates, so please do not leave exam registration to the last minute
Q: Where Do I Take My Exams?
A: UK: You take the exams at the RHS Wisley Centre, located between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey or at other authorised RHS centres around the UK.
Overseas: please email RHS qualifications direct for centre information.
Q: Exam Pass Marks?
A: Module – pass 50%. Commendation 70%.
Qualification: 50% pass for all modules.
Commendation awarded for all modules.
Each question carries a value of 10 marks.
Q: I’m Not Happy With My Exam Results?
A: You have the opportunity to re-sit your exam at the next opportunity.
There are no restrictions on the number of re-sits you can take. The highest mark you achieve will remain.,