Wedding Planner and Events Management

Distance Learning Course of 12 Lessons

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Course Description

This distance learning online course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career as a wedding planner or a wedding planner’s assistant, either on a sole trader basis or as part of a larger wedding planning organisation.

The wedding planner can be involved at various levels in a wedding day – from planning and preparing every single aspect of the event to simply finding one supplier or being there on the day to manage everything. The most success wedding planners have a huge knowledge of weddings and trends but also of business management.

This is a 12 unit course which encompasses a variety of wedding planning and events management subject areas. For example; the function of a wedding planner, wedding ceremony venue selection, preparation of overseas weddings, themed weddings, planning of goods and services and setting up a home based wedding planning business.

This course is written to give those interested in entering the wedding planning and events management industry (or indeed those already in it) a full and detailed look at the numerous tasks and roles a wedding planner can be asked to perform whilst also learning how to start a wedding planning business.

Course Syllabus

Unit 1 – The Wedding Planner Role

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Describe the key personal skills required to operate as a wedding planner.
Discuss the ways in which the wedding planner can build good relationships with clients.
Describe the ways in which good communication can be carried out with clients.
Explain the essential facets of customer service that a wedding planner should adhere to.

Unit 2 – Church Weddings, Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Describe the process for organising a church wedding.
Explain the civil ceremony process.
Describe the organisation required for co-ordinating a civil partnership ceremony.
Explain the process for ascertaining which is the most appropriate type of wedding ceremony for clients.

Unit 3 – Preparing a Wedding Overseas

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Describe the elements required to plan an overseas wedding.
Discuss the potential hazards involved in organising a wedding overseas.
Identify and describe the different types of overseas wedding packages available.
Discuss the various types of marriage laws that may be encountered when planning an overseas wedding.

Unit 4 – Preparing a Themed Wedding

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Explain the ways in which a wedding planner can work with clients to design the perfect wedding theme.
Describe the process for identifying the most appropriate suppliers of goods and services.
Describe the issues that may need to be taken into consideration when planning a themed wedding.
Describe the different types of unusual wedding locations that may need to be sourced.

Unit 5 – Planning of Goods and Services Required

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Describe the various considerations required when purchasing wedding party outfits.
Discuss the different types of flower arrangements that may be required for the various types of weddings that may need to be planned.
Describe the different types of entertainment that a wedding planner may be required to source.
Identify and describe the additional items that may be required to be planned for a wedding.

Unit 6 – Setting up a Home Based Wedding Planning Business

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Discuss the process for setting up a home based wedding planning business.
Identify and describe the necessary financial documentation required for a small business.
Describe the strategies that can be used to market a wedding planning business.
Identify and describe the various pieces of legislation that a wedding planner may need to abide by.

Unit 7 – Getting to know your employees

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Explore the personal characteristics that are relevant to event management.
Discuss the concept of Employment Value Exchange.
Identify the fundamental personal characteristic indicators.
Introduce employment behaviour preferences.

Unit 8 – An overview of event management

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Introduce the concept of event management on a general level.
Explore the functions of event management.
Identify the human relations skills associated with event management.
Discuss the characteristics of a successfully planned event.

Unit 9 – Planning in event management

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Identify the types of planning required by event managers.
Examine the framework that is used to build all planning.
Introduce the importance of the planning model.
Explore the characteristics of the planning process.

Unit 10 – Human relations

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Examine an awareness of human relations relating to management functions.
Identify the management functions of an event manager.
Introduce a working model for human relations in event management.

Unit 11 – Catering and food services

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Explore the general planning process for Catering, Food and Beverage administration.
Investigate the role of the event manager.
Identify the factors that should be considered when planning a menu.
Describe the importance of alcohol and beverage planning.

Unit 12 – A career in the field of event management

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Summarise the inter-connectiveness between the five functions of event management.
Analyse the considerations for the event planning process.
Identify the personal characteristics that are required to succeed in the field of event management.

Qualifications

Qualification 1: Wedding Planner and Events Management Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges.

Qualification 2: Wedding Planner and Events Management Certificate of Completion issued by eLearn Canada College.

Study Options

The Wedding Planner and Events Management is an online course. With online study you have access to your entire course from the start of your studies. You can access your course materials, and submit all of your question papers to your personal tutor, online from anywhere in the World using your unique student account

Tutor Support

With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor’s role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.

You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this Wedding Planner and Events Management course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Study Hours:This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 – 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is:250 hrs.

Additional Information

Assessment Method: After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the Wedding Planner and Events Management course.

What’s Included

All study materials
Study Guide
Full Tutor and Admin support
The course fee includes the registration and certification fee

Tuition & Fees 1195.00 CAD

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