The Event & Wedding Planning - Level 4 Course has been specially commissioned from a highly successful and experienced Event Planner to reflect the changing nature of this demanding yet rewarding sector.

This is a course for those who are keen to work at a high level of responsibility, and who have a good level of literacy and a broad educational background.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 4 Certificate of Achievement.

Starting your own business is a brave and exciting decision to make. The home study courses provide a look at the day-to-day reality of running a business and outlines the skills and qualities that you will need. The desire to be your own boss has attracted people from all backgrounds – rich and poor – to take a gamble and start out on their own.

Many opportunities come about due to people being at the right place, at the right time – providing a service or product that enough people need or want to enable them to run a successful business. The Event and Wedding – Planning course can help you do that.

Event Management and Wedding Planning involve the ability to be creative, communicate effectively and run a business all at the same time. Your success will depend on your ability to search out and take advantage of opportunities – but does come with a certain amount of risk attached.

We will identify the specific skills that you will need to work in this demanding sector and work with you to develop those skills through the support of our experienced tutors.


Event Manager's Bible - The Complete Guide to Planning and Organising a Voluntary or Public Event:

This an invaluable one-stop handbook for event organisers and anyone responsible for putting on a voluntary or public event. It covers safety requirements and complying with the legislation. Research, plan, organise, manage and deliver any event, match, show, tournament or function - be it carnival, gymkhana, fun run, pop festival, school sports day or Formula 1 car race!

Event Planner Pro software:

The Event Planner Pro software is split into two sections to enable you to manage your company, and manage your clients. We call these the Company Database and the Client Databases. The Company Database is used to manage your business with finances, diary and the supplier directory. The Client Databases includes facilities to manage all the information regarding your client's event, for example, details of the venue, guest list, and their list of suppliers. There is no limit to the number of client events you can create and no monthly or additional costs, thereby making this software very cost effective.

The home study courses are split into the following Units:

  • Unit 1 - The principal issues around setting up and operating a company.

In this section you will learn about the legal aspects of setting up a business and the in-and-outs of financing it.

  • Unit 2 - The importance of observing Health and Safety requirements.

Whilst not the most exciting part of the course, this area is critical to be aware of as ignoring it could land you in heaps of trouble!

  • Unit 3 - Environmental and ethical issues.

These very pertinent issues are part-and-parcel of planning nowadays as more companies and individuals feel the need to play a part in making the planet a better place.

  • Unit 4 - How to plan for private clients.

The first of the sections looking at the requirements of specific client groups.

  • Unit 5 - The principal logistical issues to be addressed when arranging an event.

This is the real nuts-and bolts sections dealing with what you need to do at a basic organising level.

  • Unit 6 - The main features of large scale event organisation.

Large scale events pose their own set of difficulties and challenges, and this section highlights some of these and how they might be dealt with.

  • Unit 7 - How to plan for corporate clients.

Corporate clients will want you to help them plan for their specific company-driven objectives, and this section will give you an idea of how to balance your own vision with that of your corporate client.

  • Unit 8 - Maintaining coordination on event-day.

It’s no good organising an event in detail if you don’t ensure that it rolls out as it’s meant to on the day. The main aspects of co-ordination are brought to the fore here.

  • Unit 9 - The main aspects of companies’ in-house events.

As with Corporate clients, companies will expect you to help them achieve their targets so you will have to immerse yourself in their ‘culture’ if you want to understand this whilst, of course, maintaining your own standards and individuality.

  • Unit 10 - The requirements of special events.

Whether it’s a VIP visit or an Official Opening, these types of events pose their own challenges.

  • Unit 11 - The process of selecting an appropriate venue.

It’s no good organising an event if the venue is inappropriate! Guidance here as to how this might be avoided.

  • Unit 12 - The principal features of organising a wedding event.

The very personal and specific events around weddings are dealt with in this section.

  • Unit 13 - The importance and process of marketing a business.

Get your business known by taking into account the advice given in this comprehensive section.

  • Unit 14 - Developing an Event Plan.

This is where all you have learnt comes together! Two case studies are provided for you to work through and submit to your tutor for your final assignment.


There are no particular entry requirements, although as this is a Level 3 course we recommend students have a good level of literacy and a broad educational background.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the home study courses are self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.


You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.


ABC AwardsOn successful completion of this course students will receive an Event Management & Wedding Planning Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. This means that the course developers (UKDLP) have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.

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