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Event Management Advanced Diploma QLS Level 5

Course Overview

Event Planning Certification Online

Take advantage of growing demand for event planning professionals, with this exclusive Level 5 Event Management Diploma from CPD Courses. Earn endorsed event planning certification online and explore a world of rewarding career opportunities at home and abroad.  This advanced Level 5 event planning certification program takes a detailed look at the contemporary events sector and the responsibilities of the professional event planner.  Over the course of nine in-depth modules, key topics covered include the different types of events, a breakdown of the event planning process, the importance of quality customer service, contingency planning in event management and the creation of an event management plan.  With no deadlines or time restrictions to worry about, our exclusive event planning courses are flexible enough for even the busiest lifestyles.  Enrol online, or contact a member of our admissions team for more information.

Why Study Event Management?

One of the largest and most dynamic of all sectors, event management is also a prolific employer. It’s estimated that the UK events sector alone employs well over half a million full-time workers, welcoming outgoing and enthusiastic individuals from all backgrounds.  Event planning is also an extremely lucrative sector – the total UK events market being valued in excess of £42 billion.  Now more than ever, talented and experienced event planning professionals are being sought to organise and manage increasingly sophisticated events. From private social affairs to corporate conferences to the largest public events, event management is all about transforming creative visions into inspiring realities.  Whether considering a career change or planning on setting up your own event planning business from scratch, this endorsed Event Management Diploma could help you take that next big step.

Course Syllabus

CPD Courses offers a dynamic range of flexible and affordable online study programs, suitable for new and experienced candidates with no deadlines or time restrictions imposed. Our endorsed Level 5 Event Management Diploma is delivered over a series of nine in-depth modules as detailed below:

Module 1 - Event Planning: An Introduction

A detailed introduction to the global events sector is provided in the first module, in which candidates consider typical roles and job titles in the field of event planning.  The sector’s growing relevance and importance is also discussed, along with how successful event managers must ensure they consistently meet or exceed the expectations of clients.

Module 2 - The Different Types of Events

Candidates are then introduced to the primary different event types, which the professional event planner may be hired to organise and manage.  Examples of which include small and large public events, social events, personal events and corporate events – each with its own unique characteristics and potential challenges to overcome.

Module 3 - How to Plan an Event

The fundamentals of the event planning process are then examined in Module Three, guiding candidates through the process of getting an initial event idea/concept off the ground.  The importance of strategic planning and the potential consequences of ineffective or incomplete planning are also touched upon.

Module 4 - Event Planning Steps

Learners are then presented with a complete step-by-step overview of the event planning and management process, in which the four main event planning ‘phases’ are analysed individually.  Candidates learn how to take control of the planning & execution, monitoring, controlling and closing phases of event planning and management projects.

Module 5 - The Event Management Plan

The fifth module examines and analyses the most important qualities and characteristics of the effective event management plan.  Candidates learn how to create and implement a viable event management plan, covering such essentials as contingency management, fire safety, communication strategies, staffing requirements and scheduling.

Module 6 - The Importance of Contingency Planning

A more detailed assessment of contingency planning requirements in the field of event management follows in Module Six.  Some of the most commonly encountered issues and challenges that occur during the event planning process are discussed, along with the importance of calm and rational crisis management.

Module 7 - The Role of Customer Service in Marketing

Quality customer service as a high-impact marketing tool in its own right is examined in Module Seven.  The importance of establishing viable and measurable marketing objectives is discussed, along with how to identify the requirements of a target audience and ensure the expectations of clients are met or exceeded,

Module 8 - Monitoring and Evaluating Events

Continuous improvement through strategic event monitoring and evaluation is then discussed, guiding candidates through the process of collecting and analysing post-event feedback.  The importance of reaching out to contractors and customers to build a comprehensive picture of event performance is also discussed.

Module 9 - How to Run an Event Planning Business

Concluding the course, Module Nine guides learners through the key phases of new business establishment in the event planning sector.  Candidates learn how to create a strong and viable business plan, establish meaningful relationships with contractors and vendors, identify an appropriate target audience and create high-impact marketing messages.

Career Path

Whether new to event management or looking to build on existing knowledge and experience, this exclusive Event Management Diploma could transform your career prospects.  Pursue promotion with an established event planning agency, or breathe life into your dreams of entrepreneurship.  Explore a wide variety of career opportunities at home and abroad, with limitless scope for long-term progression.  Typical job titles in the field of event management include Activities and Events Specialist, Meeting and Event Planner, Event Operations Manager, Conference Planner, Event Planner, Event Analyst and Exhibition Coordinator – all with salaries starting from around £25,000.

Who Shoud Take This Course

At CPD Courses, we provide flexible and accessible online programs for career-focused candidates worldwide.  We strongly recommend this endorsed Event Management Diploma for the following applicants:

  • Newcomers looking to break into the event sector
  • Existing event planning personnel pursuing promotion
  • Event business owners, managers and supervisors
  • Anyone interested in starting their own event planning business
  • Jobseekers working on their CVs and employment prospects
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic candidates with a passion for people

Enrolment is open 365 days a year, making now the perfect time to get started.  Enrol online in just a few clicks, or reach out to the CPD Courses admissions team anytime to learn more.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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Course at QLS Level 5
Duration 450 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme


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