If you are passionate about starting your own business or gaining employment in the industry the Academy can help you. We have just developed a new section in our Certificate Courses that focusses on ‘Getting a Job’ in the wedding and event industry including interviews with top professionals packed with advice and tips, as well as lots of tools to help you get your dream job.
If however, you have you heart set on starting a business then our Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses have everything you need to ‘Launch and Run a Business’.
If you’re unsure about your career and need some help assessing your goals then download our Career Review Workbook or if you’d like to know the steps involved in launching a business then download our Business Plan Checklist which will keep you on the right track.
"The course has been amazing so far. Last year I planned an event for 175 and used my assignments as my bible. I have a feeling one of the biggest learning curves within the course material will be the business aspect and that will be extremely beneficial for the future."
All our courses include PDF texts, video, audio, quizzes and virtual webinars. It is a very rich learning experience that can even surpass the level of training you might experience in a crowded classroom. It’s self-paced, hands-on learning. In short you get everything you get from face to face learning plus more.
The Benefits to Online Learning:
Courses accessible on your schedule
No physical attendance required
Self-paced learning (not too slow, not too fast)
Attend virtual student tutorials by webinar
Study at home, work, or on the road
Read materials online or download them for reading later
Study on any device including tablets, smart phones, MAC or PC
"This course has given me an insight into the world of special events. It is such a comprehensive course for someone like me who doesn’t know anything about this industry. I feel so happy to have completed my course and it has given me the confidence to know I can do this. My first step was to build my own website, which I never thought I would ever do. I am so happy and hope it will help me in the rest of my career."
Are you planning on starting your own business? If so the Academy is here to help you do just that. We have many students who have gone on to launch very successful wedding and event businesses.
Our Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses all have units dedicated to starting and running your own business. We take you through each step and as part of your course you put together a business plan, marketing strategy and a blueprint for starting your business. We show you how to decide on a company name, the services you will offer and your pricing structure. We walk you through contracts and insurance and give you advice on how to set up your own website.
You will walk away from your course with a toolkit of templates including a design questionnaire, client consultation form, planning checklists, venue selection form, site visit form, supplier/vendor selection forms and many more.
You will cover everything you need to run your business including:
"I keep saying; the deeper I get into the course and go forward with the podcasts, videos and material, the more I fall in love with it. The day I study and immerse myself in the material and audios, I feel a special euphoria and I feel so energised and happy, especially when I deliver any of my unit projects. It gives me a sense of achievement."
Reem Ahmed Dubai
Diploma in Wedding Planning, Styling and Design
Learning with the Academy
Studying online in our Virtual Campus helps to bring our courses alive. As well as allowing a great deal of flexibility, it also helps you to connect with other students without leaving the comfort of your own home. Our course material is updated throughout the year as the latest trends develop and new tools and ideas emerge. Our ongoing updates include the newest announcements for each season from Pantone, the leading authority on colour for our industry, trends as predicted from top professionals, new social media tools and of course many new articles and ideas which we receive from our Advisory Board.