Want to Work as an Event Manager?
Event Managers are both self employed small business operators, and employees of larger organisations such as: wedding venues, hotels, resorts, exhibition companies, concert promoters and conference organisers.
What Types of Events?
- A concert
- A weekend market
- A road rally
- An art exhibition
- An agricultural show or regional fair
- A trade show
- A conference
- A seminar
- A major festival
- A sporting event
- A training event
- A fund raising event
- A celebratory event (public or private)
- Civic occasions
- Inauguration, induction and graduation events
- Launch i.e. book, business, project etc.
Event management can be both a challenging and stimulating industry if you have the personality, knowledge and perseverance to succeed. Like most industries, there are pitfalls that you need to be aware of, and careful to avoid; but with a course such as this, you will be laying a very sound foundation for future success.
Course Content and Structure
To obtain this certificate, you need to complete a total of six modules, spread over 600 hours of study.
Three of the modules are compulsory core studies; and the other three are chosen from a range of electives
Core Modules are:
Elective Modules can be Chosen from any of the following:
Content of Core Modules
Business Studies BBS101
This module has eight lessons as follows:
- Establishment Procedures
- Management Procedures
- Communication in Business
- Problem Solving
- Staff Management
- Financial Management
- Marketing Techniques.
Event Management BRE209
This has 9 lessons as outlined below:
- Scope and Nature of Event Management
- Developing the Concept
- Physical an Human Resources
- Project Logistics
- Marketing an Event
- Financial Management
- Risk Management
- Staging the Event
- After the Event
Wedding Planning BTR104
This module has nine lessons as follows:
- Managing People
- Managing Locations
- Managing the Programme
- Managing Services
- Managing the Client
- Managing the Wedding Day
- Operating a Wedding Business
- Courses are continually improved –we invite feedback from all graduates and change courses immediately the need is detected.
- Courses are relevant to the whole world –we try hard to teach make the learning transferable to any region or country because the world is increasingly a global economy
- Courses written by our faculty, and they teach different skills to standard courses; giving a unique mix of skills and knowledge to provide a career advantage.
- They teach you more, and our qualifications have built a reputation among academics and industry as being a very high standard for this reason.
- We are focused on helping you learn in a way that improves your capacity to understand your discipline, apply knowledge, and continue learning and developing your capabilities beyond your course.
These things cannot be always said of other colleges.
Managing the Risks
Events don't just run themselves. If you want the best chance of success, you must be able to foresee everything that might possibly go wrong; and have a solution to these problems in place before they even happen. When you are in the middle of running an event; you won't have the time to conceive and implement a solution; unless that solution has already been put in place.
Part of managing risk in the modern world is providing security. Even private parties may well need some provision for security; to deal with unexpected developments, such as intoxicated guests or gate crashers.
Employing staff or a security firm to provide a low-key patrolling presence is the best way to deter various anti-social acts and vandalism and to ensure that nuisance and damage is prevented. This will also meet legal requirements to uphold by-laws relevant to public spaces and meet the requirements of all sections of the community as far as possible - with the minimum of intrusion. Staff used for patrolling should attend such training courses as ‘Dealing with the Public’ to learn how to deal with the general public and to handle difficult people without being injured.
Key requirements of a patrol officer would be multi-functional and include:
- Opening and closing the site in line with the local council by-laws.
- Walking and visually checking the site.
- Reporting incidents and any defects - by completing relevant forms.
- Upholding the By-Laws and liaising with police and others as and when necessary.
- Picking up litter.
- Assisting members of the public with site information.
Study alone can never guarantee career success; but a good education is an important starting point.
Success in a career depends upon many things. A course like this is an excellent starting point because it provides a foundation for continued learning, and the means of understanding and dealing with issues you encounter in the workplace.
When you have completed an ACS course, you will have not only learnt about the subject, but you will have been prompted to start networking with experts in the discipline and shown how to approach problems that confront you in this field.
This and every other industry in today’s world is developing in unforeseen ways; and while that is unsettling for anyone who wants to be guaranteed a particular job at the end of a particular course; for others, this rapidly changing career environment is offering new and exciting opportunities almost every month.
If you want to do the best that you can in this industry, you need to recognise that the opportunities that confront you at the end of a course, are probably different to anything that has even been thought of when you commence a course.
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