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The Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design is the perfect course for you if you want the skills and knowledge to be able to plan and design all types of events and special occasions; from weddings, showers and christenings, to conferences, meetings, sporting, charity and pop-up events, to festivals, product launches and fashion shows.

If you’re looking to design a career that is fast paced and exciting, and offers you the opportunity to let your attention to detail and creativity shine then this course is for you. This is one of our most popular online courses and covers all of the elements we teach when it comes to planning, managing, styling and producing weddings and events.

So many of our alumni started just where you are, with a passion for events but without the know how to successfully get started. We helped them gain the confidence to launch a career planning and producing amazing events, and we can help you too. The average completion time for this course is 9 months, but you have up to 2 years to complete.

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WHAT WILL YOUR COURSE INCLUDE?

  • 40 Unit Tutorials
  • 35 hours of audio
  • 45 hours of video
  • 75 PDF Handouts
  • 45 checklists and templates
  • Lifetime access to study material
  • Practical content
  • Access to Planning and Design Software
  • Experienced practicing tutors
  • A community of international industry experts

Course Outline

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Upon graduation you will receive an industry, nationally & internationally recognised certification as a Special Event Planner and Designer.

Section 1 - The World of Events

  • - The World of Events
  • - Think Like a Planner
  • - Creating a Concept
  • - Developing a Theme

Section 2 - The Planning Process

  • - The Stages of an Event
  • - The Event Budget
  • - Event Sites & Venues
  • - Food & Beverage Operations

Section 3 - Managing Your Suppliers

  • - Speakers & Entertainment
  • - Travel & Accommodation
  • - Corporate Gifts & Merchandise

Section 4 - Event Marketing

  • - Event Branding & Marketing Strategies
  • - Event Proposals

Section 5 - The Basics of Wedding Design

  • - The World of Wedding Design
  • - Conceptualisation & Planning
  • - The Principles of Design

Section 6 - The Theory of Design

  • - Colour Schemes & Effects
  • - Design & Décor Techniques

Section 7 - Design Elements

  • - Floral Design & Décor
  • - Fabric Décor
  • - Special Effects
  • - Creating a Centrepiece

Section 8 - Understanding Event Styling

  • - Trendspotting
  • - Harnessing Inspiration and Using Story Boards
  • - Successful Styling Shoots

Section 9 - Wedding Planning Basics

  • - Wedding History, Statistics and the Millennial Bride
  • - Location & Ceremony
  • - Design & Your Venue

Section 10 - Wedding Vendors & Your Team

  • - Wedding Catering & Rentals
  • - Transport
  • - Invites & Gifts
  • - Photographer & Videographer

Section 11 - Wedding Production

  • - 3D Event Designer Software Training
  • - Software & Presenting Your Design
  • - The Wedding Day
  • - Working with Wedding Suppliers

Section 12 - The Mindset of Sales

  • - Client Consultations
  • - The Psychology of a Bride

Section 13 - Marketing & Social Media

  • - Marketing 101
  • - Setting up a Social Media Strategy
  • - How to Style Your Brand
  • - The Business of Blogging
  • - Getting Published & Maximising PR
  • - Finding Your Ideal Client

Section 14 - Starting a Business

  • - The Business Plan
  • - Finance & Pricing Your Services
  • - Contracts & Insurance
  • - Portfolio Submission
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Graduate Experiences

I decided to find my niche and this course fits perfectly to nurture my growth to be a wedding planner, stylist & designer. The scope of the courses provide a range of great lessons which covers a wide spectrum of knowledge. I was presented with opportunities to explore weddings and events in a multicultural setup in the Arabian Wedding Academy. Understanding the basics and wedding principles to get things done right has never been this exciting while learning from my tutors’ feedback & advice. Learning doesn’t stop here and I am so glad I enrolled, learned from the best in the wedding industry and finally, earn it.

Mary Adeline Ouano - Save The Date Weddings

Something for Everyone

Choose a plan that fits you and your lifestyle

PAY IN FULL
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7,500 AED
Total Saving of 1,500 AED
Maximum savings when you pay in full. Normal price is 9,000 AED
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50% NOW - 50% in 3 MONTHS
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3,925 AED
Total Saving of 1,150 AED
Make two payments of 3,925 AED & enjoy big savings today.
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6 MONTH PAYMENT PLAN
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1,375 AED
Total Saving of 750 AED
Make six consecutive monthly payments of 1,375 AED & enjoy savings.
Sign me up to this Plan
12 MONTH PAYMENT PLAN
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750 AED
 
Enjoy a longer payment period with twelve consecutive monthly payments of 1075 AED
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You will be charged in USD at a fixed exchange rate of 3.65 AED
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Is the Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design the right course for me?

If you have a passion for both weddings and other special events, and you are highly organized with a great eye for details then this is your perfect course. This is our most comprehensive course, which covers everything you need to know about corporate events, social events and event design. This course will take your planning and design skills and teach you what you need to know to confidently launch your own business in the wedding and event industry. This is a business in a box!

What are my career options when doing this course?

Most people who do this course are looking to launch their own business and improve their skills as a wedding and event professional. When you graduate from this course, you will be able to launch your own business and you will be able to take on events such as Festivals, Expo’s, Fashion Shows, Product launches, Weddings, Birthday parties, Award Ceremonies, sporting events and much more. Many of our students have launched their own wedding and events businesses while doing the course.

Can I do this course even if I am a beginner?

This is our most advanced course but it is still suitable for entry level students as we will start with the basics and work up from there. All you need to take this course is a passion for events and dedication to work hard.

How long will the course take me?

This course should take you around 9 months to complete, but it depends on your schedule and how much time per week you can spend on your coursework. We give you 2 years to complete the course. All our courses are done online, so it gives you the flexibility to study at any time, there are no set times for lectures or classes to attend or deadlines to submit assignments, so you can do this course at the time that suits you. Many of our students do this course while having a full time job and/or family commitments, by doing this course online it gives you the flexibility you need to fit this course around the times that suit you.

When can I start the course?

You can start this course immediately, just contact us to get started.

I want to learn the practical side of wedding planning and event styling, how will this course help me?

We have “how to” videos which explain it all to you. You can practice at home on your skills using things around your home to create great table designs. In your assignments you will be asked to apply what you’ve learned by creating things such as moodboards, story boards, layout plans and client proposals and wedding budgets. Your assignments and projects will be assessed by your tutor to make sure that you are doing it correctly, and you will given written feedback on the assignments which you submit.

How can I study this course online?

This course will help you to understand how to take your client’s ideas and bring them to life at their event. We will teach you how to work with everything related to a event and weddings: budgets, production, moodboards, colour palettes, table settings and we will teach you how to bring everything together. You will be asked to complete projects and assignments to show us how to apply everything that you have learned from the course.

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