Event Management and Starting Your Own Business Level 3


Whether you are planning a career as an event organiser or you simply wish to gain the skills you need to organise and manage festivals, neighbourhood or charity events on your own, this is the course for you. In addition to practical skills, you’ll learn vital health and safety procedures.

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About This Course

Love organising events, taking charge and ensuring everything is running smoothly? Then our Event Management and Starting your Own Business Level 3 course bundle is for you.

This creative distance learning course can help you to take your passion for organisation and help you to gain the skills you need to become a successful Event Manager. At the same time, it can equip you with the tools to take this natural talent for management, and launch very your own business.

Our course covers everything you need!

From understanding the key practices and principles of event management, to learning how to create strategies and plans; by the end of this two year course you’ll feel confident in your ability to take control and create unforgettable events.

You’ll also be able to recognise, explore and manage the needs of a variety of different event stakeholders, and be able to plan/manage a wide varieties of occasions.

More importantly, you’ll be able to earn this qualification from the comfort of your own home. No classrooms. No deadlines. No stress.

This course bundle has been exclusively designed for home study, meaning you can study at a pace that is right for you and easily fit it around your current work commitments.

So if you’re interested in taking your natural flare for planning, and turning it into a credible career; then why not consider this course today?

Course Benefits

Comprised of 2 complementary courses – event management and starting your own business – both of these courses are designed to develop your knowledge and comprehension of this industry, so that by the end you’ll be able to appropriately respond to underlying values as well as recognise the purpose behind different kinds of events.

In fact, with every unit you complete, you’ll achieve a deeper understanding of finances, event management, business planning, marketing and IT, so you’ll be able to professionally organise events and make a credible career of it.

This course will:

  • Enable you to organise and manage a variety of events – birthday parties, weddings, outdoor concerts etc.
  • Help you to understand the infrastructure required for building a successful management business.
  • Challenge your skills, knowledge and comprehension as well as ask you to demonstrate these skills within practical scenarios.
  • Enable you to study when, where and how you want, free of deadlines and exams.
  • Deliver your course materials straight to your door, ensuring a stress free and convenient way to study.


Event Management Level 3

Unit 1: The world of events Values of individual clients
Event design solutions
Selecting suppliers
Meeting the needs of individual clients

Unit 2: Developing your events strategy
The events compass
Legislation and regulations
Opportunities for funding events
Developing a strategy

Unit 3: Managing key stakeholders
Identifying stakeholders
Impacts stakeholders have on an event
Designing a stakeholder management plan
Sources of sponsorship using
The Events Compass
Securing sponsorship for an event

Unit 4: Events and places
Unique meanings linked to venues and locations for events
Designing events with the uniqueness of venues and locations
Identifying destination locations to meet clients’ needs

Unit 5: Designing and planning events
Working with clients
Designing a mission statement for an event
Creating a WOW factor
Appropriate evaluation criteria project plan

Unit 6: People and events
Managing a potentially hostile stakeholder
Managing a high performing events team
Potential in events management

Starting your own business Level 3

Unit 1: Preparing to Start Your Business
Why start your own business?
Character and motivation
Before you start: managing yourself and planning
Market research
Sales and profits
Financial planning
Employing people
Stock and asset management

Unit 2: Defining Your Business
Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
How to decide what is best for you
Setting goals for yourself

Unit 3: Marketing Your product or service
Value for money
Segmenting your market

Unit 4: Customers Identifying your potential customers
Promoting your business
Before sale
After sale

Unit 5: Finance
Understanding your business finances
Working with figures
Break-event point
Fixed and current assets
Cash flow
Sources of finance
Managing your money

Unit 6: Your Business Plan Why do you need a business plan?
The format and structure of your business plan
Yourself, your people, your values, your mission
Your business model
Your market
Your competition
Profit forecast


This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials.

These will need to be submitted to your personal tutor for marking, whereupon they will then supply you with helpful tips and feedback to help boost your grades.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge, skills or experience is needed to enrol onto this course; however, you may find it beneficial to already have some experience in organising parties and weddings. Similarly, you may find it useful to have an understanding of basic event management.

Awarding Body

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

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.

ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


From the moment you enrol onto this two year course bundle, you will receive the support, advice and guidance of our personal tutors and student support team, who will always be on hand to lend their support.

From deciphering your course materials and study guides, to providing valuable feedback on your course assignments; by mail or by email you can reach out to our tutors and get all of your questions answered.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

This is a fully endorsed qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 12 month period.

Unlike other providers, there are no credit checks or application forms to complete during enrolment.

Finance is provided directly via Association of Learning. To meet the criteria you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment is not up to scratch you can re-try as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).


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