Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Postgraduate Event Management

Event Academy · Event Academy

Entry requirements

We are flexible on entry requirements for our courses but to give you a general idea for the Postgraduate it is as follows:

You can apply if you one of the following:

  • General Bachelors Degree
  • A relevant higher BTEC National Diploma
  • An International Baccalaureate (equivalent to NQF Level 3 or above

If you don't have any of the above qualifications you should be either

  • Already working in the event or marketing industry with at least one year's relevant industry experience
  • Have at least two years alternative professional experience within a business environment

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

A full time, six-month course including three month work placement, the Postgraduate Course in Event Management Level 7 qualification accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing blends an academic qualification with vocational skills and practical experience to fast track students into the workplace.

The course combines industry insight with in-depth skill-based learning across all sectors of event management including weddings, festivals, sports, corporate, charity, fashion, private, exhibitions.

Course modules include project management, creativity, planning, digital marketing, sales, health & safety, budgeting, event tech, production, PR, presentation skills, creativity, leadership and risk management.

A broad range of practical learning opportunities including answering live briefs from real life clients, site visits to premium venues and leading event agencies plus soft skills including CV structure and interview techniques will all help build confidence to make the transfer into the second part of the course – the work placement more successful.

Work placements are managed by our sister recruitment company, The Event Talent Agency. Each student will spend time with the team to ensure that their placements match their skill set, interest and ambitions. Student placements have been at Netjets, Virgin Sport, Mama Festivals, The Department, Bridelux, Caterham & Co & Clarion Events.

Invaluable connections made on the course with numerous guest industry lecturers, visiting experts and our alumni network of over 2,000 graduates in the industry provides students with a career network.

Information for international students

All of The Event Academy courses are accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing – also known as CIM. We are proud to say that we are the ONLY Event Management course that has passed the rigorous testing to gain this status. The CIM is a global organisation with members all over the world and their qualifications are widely recognised as industry leading. If you are looking for the next step in your career or making a change to start working in the events industry – then this is the course for you.

All courses are conducted in English so it’s important that you are able to read, write and speak English. If English is not your first language, we will ask you to show you can communicate verbally and in your written work. We want to ensure that you have the best quality experience and gain the highest qualification possible.

The Event Academy is based in London and the courses are taught at the Business Design Centre in Islington. It will be up to you to organise and pay for your own accommodation and travel. You can travel easily both into London from the surrounding area and within in the capital by public transport.

If you are planning to travel to the UK to study with us and live outside of the EU/EAA, it is your responsibility to check that you are eligible to study on our courses.

Information can be found on the UK Government website – please read it carefully.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a private educational institution, we are unable to support student loans for our courses however we do offer fleixble payment plans to those wishing to spread the cost of the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations2
Written coursework / continuous assessment2
Creative work4
Professional practice4

Course contact details

Natalie Gard