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About This Course
What you will learn
  • Understand the different types of events
  • Understand the planning process

  • Understand how to organize your staff, and delegate to them effectively
  • Knowing what to do after the event 

Study Event Planning Online Course and Learn How to Build a Successful Event Planning Career

Join the exciting world of event planning and learn how to create events that ensure guests have a positive experience. Our Event Planning Course will give you all the skills and knowledge to become a successful event planner, whether you want to be a wedding planner, party event designer, corporate event or product launches organizer.

Successful event planning and executing starts with good communication skills, being highly organized, and having the ability to follow up with vendors until completion. Preparation before, during, and after is critical in helping reach your desired objectives.

With our Event Planning Course, you will learn how to anticipate and solve common planning issues for any small event such as informal gatherings up to complex meetings. A well-executed plan prepared for any contingencies guarantees a smooth, successful, and enjoyable event.  

Our comprehensive event and wedding planning course will help you understand everything you need to know. At Courses For Success, our training programs have been carefully developed by leading professionals and validated by industry experts to guarantee you are getting the most up-to-date experience. By enrolling in this course, you can be confident you are getting the best education possible.

Event Planning Course - Requirements

The event planning certification is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

  • Be a self-directed learner

  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Event planning certificate content is structured for easy comprehension

  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Event Planning Online Course

  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device

  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

If you have any questions about this professional event planners training course, view our frequently asked questions. Alternatively, contact our certificate program organizers who will be happy to assist. 

It doesn’t matter if you are an international student or local online students, this online event planning course has all the information you need to take the next step in your wedding and event planner professional development. Getting started is easy.

Event Planning Course

Module One: Getting Started

It takes proper planning and understanding to create an event. Multiple tasks must be taken into consideration.

The learning outcomes for this module of the event planning class are:

  • Understand the different types of events

  • Understand the planning process for event management

  • Understand how to organize your staff and delegate to them effectively.

  • Knowing what to do after the event

Module Two: Types of Events

Events are often planned on a social occasion, and this can be a small intimate family gathering or a huge gala. There are various types of events, and this module will review some most common types of events.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Awards

  • Charity

  • Conferences and Seminars

  • Holiday

Module Three: Brainstorming

Planning and organizing is the most crucial part of an event. There are different items needed to be planned and ideas that must be considered for planning a successful event. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Determine the Event’s Purpose

  • The purpose of an event is essential because this is one of the reasons why attendees attend an event.

  • Determine a Theme

  • A theme of an event is the basis of the design for the event.

  • Write Down & Review Ideas

  • Creating ideas gives me a person to brainstorm ideas and explore their creativity.

  • Determine a Date

  • When planning a date, it is vital to avoid the holidays and consider the time frame to be appropriate for the event.

Module Four: Types of Entertainment

Entertainment is something that makes the attendees enjoy and engaged during the event. There is a variety of entertainment that can be done in an event such as games, activities, speakers, and performers.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Games

  • Activities

  • Speaker

  1. Different Types of Speakers

  2. Professional Speaker

  3. Keynote Speaker

  4. Instructor Speaker

  5. Industry Speaker

  6. Entertainment Speaker

  • Performers

Module Five: Support Staff

Having a support staff is essential because they help in keeping the vent organized. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Security

  • This is a vital part to have when conducting a public event. 

  • Valet

  • Valet can be used for more formal events, and it makes the attendees feel essential.

  • Waiters/ Waitresses

  • The serving staff helps in distributing food and drinks, and they can be utilized to give some feedback to the catering chef.

  • Clean-Up Crew

  • The setup and clean up crew are vital to the part of planning an event.

Module Six: Technical Staff

Technical staff are the people that help in setting up, testing, and fixing the technical application in an event. They vary in their specialities and their necessities.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Visual Technician 

  • They are also called the lighting technician, and they facilitate the lighting effects for events.

  • Media Technician

  • They are the ones that handle the social media accounts for the event and give information out to the public about the event.

  • Audio Technician

  • They are mainly responsible for the sound at an event, and they are required to clean and repair equipment.

  • Specialized Equipment Technician

  • They are like the miscellaneous of the technical staff category because they are the one that sets up, maintains repairs, operates, and takes down specialized equipment.

Module Seven: Vendors

Vendors are an outside company that works and provide services needed for the event. Utilizing them is a vital key for a successful and cost-effective event because they also pitch ideas on how to improve the event.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Food Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor

  • Decorations and Furnishing Vendors

  • Photography/ Video Vendor

Module Eight: Finalize the Plan

Finalizing the plan for an event is crucial and the choices made are essential. There are also various factors needed to be considered, and making the right choice may help in creating a successful event.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Venue selection

  • Registration

  • Entertainment

  • Cuisine and Décor, such as interior design and floral designer options

Module Nine: Administrative Tasks

Administrative tasks may not be the most fun part of planning, but they are one of the vital parts in creating a successful event. This is where a person should concentrate on during an event.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Create a wedding and event budget

  • Creating a budget is vital because this is the available amount of money that can be spent on an event.

  • Branding and Marketing

  • This may not be necessary for small intimate events, but for more extensive functions, they are imperative because they may attract the attention of potential attendees.

  • Insurance and Permits 

  • It is essential to have sufficient knowledge about the types of licenses and permits that are needed.

  • Contracts

  • A contract is a legal binding agreement between the client and the planner because it solidifies that the people involved will be completing the tasks given to them and the payment they will be receiving afterwards.

Module Ten: Get Organized

A successful event planner must have these three skills in order to have a successful event: organized, creative, and a problem solver. The organization is essential for completing all the tasks necessary and can help in reducing a planner's stress level.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Form a Team

  • Forming a team can be more efficient, and the planner can give out tasks to them in order to get more tasks done quicker.

  • Timeline

  • It takes time to plan an event, and budgeting time is vital. Creating a timeline can help in completing each task that is scheduled for the day.

  • Checklists

  • This enables a person to maintain an organization during the planning,

  • Backup Plans

  • Creating a backup plan is an alternative plan just in case things are not going the way the planner intended to.

Module 11: Post Event Activities

The last few tasks that must be done and accomplished for both the planner and the guests is getting the customer’s feedback and sharing the success of the event.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Survey

  • This is an excellent means of knowing what area the planner can improve on and gather information about the guest's opinion about the event.

  • Share Media 

  • Sharing pictures or videos about the event on social media platforms are great ways to show people about the success of the event and a way to let others know about the next event the planner will be doing.

  • Send Thank You Notes

  • A thank you note is a way to express gratitude to the guests and the staffs that made the event possible and a success.

  • Start Planning the Next Event!

  • Planning an event takes much work, but an event planner needs to keep looking for the next event.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the certification exam, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This wedding and event planning certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

Other Career Development Courses

Are you hoping to advance your career? Courses for Success offers a huge range of courses online that can help you plan events professionally, start your own event planning business, as much more. CFS also has hundreds of certificate courses in other fields, from web development to information technology, graphic design to an interior design course bundle. We have thousands of success stories!
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Units of Study

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Types of Event

  • Awards
  • Charity
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Holidays

Module Three: Brainstorming

  • Determine a Date
  • Determine a Theme
  • Determine the Event's Purpose
  • Write Down & Review Ideas

Module Four: Types of Entertainment

  • Games
  • Activities
  • Speakers
  • Performers

Module Five: Support Staff

  • Security
  • Valet
  • Waiters/ waitresses
  • Clean up crew

Module Six:Technical Staff

  • Visual Technician
  • Media Technician
  • Audio Technician
  • Specialized Equipment Technician

Module Seven: Vendors

  • Food Vendor
  • Equipment Vendor
  • Decorations and Furnishing Vendors
  • Photography/ Video Vendor

Module Eight: Finalize the Plan

  • Venue
  • Registration
  • Entertainment
  • Cuisine and Décor

Module Nine: Administrative Tasks

  • Create a Budget
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Insurance and Permits
  • Contracts

Module Ten: Get Organized

  • Form a Team
  • Timeline
  • Checklists
  • Backup Plans

Module Eleven: Post Event Activities

  • Survey
  • Share Media
  • Send Thank You Notes
  • Start planning the next event!

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up    
Words from the Wise

Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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  • Delivery: Online
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  • Duration: 6-8 Hours
  • Assessments: Yes
  • Qualification: Certificate
About This Course
What you will learn
  • Understand the different types of events
  • Understand the planning process

  • Understand how to organize your staff, and delegate to them effectively
  • Knowing what to do after the event 

Study Event Planning Online Course and Learn How to Build a Successful Event Planning Career

Join the exciting world of event planning and learn how to create events that ensure guests have a positive experience. Our Event Planning Course will give you all the skills and knowledge to become a successful event planner, whether you want to be a wedding planner, party event designer, corporate event or product launches organizer.

Successful event planning and executing starts with good communication skills, being highly organized, and having the ability to follow up with vendors until completion. Preparation before, during, and after is critical in helping reach your desired objectives.

With our Event Planning Course, you will learn how to anticipate and solve common planning issues for any small event such as informal gatherings up to complex meetings. A well-executed plan prepared for any contingencies guarantees a smooth, successful, and enjoyable event.  

Our comprehensive event and wedding planning course will help you understand everything you need to know. At Courses For Success, our training programs have been carefully developed by leading professionals and validated by industry experts to guarantee you are getting the most up-to-date experience. By enrolling in this course, you can be confident you are getting the best education possible.

Event Planning Course - Requirements

The event planning certification is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

  • Be a self-directed learner

  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Event planning certificate content is structured for easy comprehension

  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Event Planning Online Course

  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device

  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

If you have any questions about this professional event planners training course, view our frequently asked questions. Alternatively, contact our certificate program organizers who will be happy to assist. 

It doesn’t matter if you are an international student or local online students, this online event planning course has all the information you need to take the next step in your wedding and event planner professional development. Getting started is easy.

Event Planning Course

Module One: Getting Started

It takes proper planning and understanding to create an event. Multiple tasks must be taken into consideration.

The learning outcomes for this module of the event planning class are:

  • Understand the different types of events

  • Understand the planning process for event management

  • Understand how to organize your staff and delegate to them effectively.

  • Knowing what to do after the event

Module Two: Types of Events

Events are often planned on a social occasion, and this can be a small intimate family gathering or a huge gala. There are various types of events, and this module will review some most common types of events.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Awards

  • Charity

  • Conferences and Seminars

  • Holiday

Module Three: Brainstorming

Planning and organizing is the most crucial part of an event. There are different items needed to be planned and ideas that must be considered for planning a successful event. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Determine the Event’s Purpose

  • The purpose of an event is essential because this is one of the reasons why attendees attend an event.

  • Determine a Theme

  • A theme of an event is the basis of the design for the event.

  • Write Down & Review Ideas

  • Creating ideas gives me a person to brainstorm ideas and explore their creativity.

  • Determine a Date

  • When planning a date, it is vital to avoid the holidays and consider the time frame to be appropriate for the event.

Module Four: Types of Entertainment

Entertainment is something that makes the attendees enjoy and engaged during the event. There is a variety of entertainment that can be done in an event such as games, activities, speakers, and performers.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Games

  • Activities

  • Speaker

  1. Different Types of Speakers

  2. Professional Speaker

  3. Keynote Speaker

  4. Instructor Speaker

  5. Industry Speaker

  6. Entertainment Speaker

  • Performers

Module Five: Support Staff

Having a support staff is essential because they help in keeping the vent organized. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Security

  • This is a vital part to have when conducting a public event. 

  • Valet

  • Valet can be used for more formal events, and it makes the attendees feel essential.

  • Waiters/ Waitresses

  • The serving staff helps in distributing food and drinks, and they can be utilized to give some feedback to the catering chef.

  • Clean-Up Crew

  • The setup and clean up crew are vital to the part of planning an event.

Module Six: Technical Staff

Technical staff are the people that help in setting up, testing, and fixing the technical application in an event. They vary in their specialities and their necessities.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Visual Technician 

  • They are also called the lighting technician, and they facilitate the lighting effects for events.

  • Media Technician

  • They are the ones that handle the social media accounts for the event and give information out to the public about the event.

  • Audio Technician

  • They are mainly responsible for the sound at an event, and they are required to clean and repair equipment.

  • Specialized Equipment Technician

  • They are like the miscellaneous of the technical staff category because they are the one that sets up, maintains repairs, operates, and takes down specialized equipment.

Module Seven: Vendors

Vendors are an outside company that works and provide services needed for the event. Utilizing them is a vital key for a successful and cost-effective event because they also pitch ideas on how to improve the event.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Food Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor

  • Decorations and Furnishing Vendors

  • Photography/ Video Vendor

Module Eight: Finalize the Plan

Finalizing the plan for an event is crucial and the choices made are essential. There are also various factors needed to be considered, and making the right choice may help in creating a successful event.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Venue selection

  • Registration

  • Entertainment

  • Cuisine and Décor, such as interior design and floral designer options

Module Nine: Administrative Tasks

Administrative tasks may not be the most fun part of planning, but they are one of the vital parts in creating a successful event. This is where a person should concentrate on during an event.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Create a wedding and event budget

  • Creating a budget is vital because this is the available amount of money that can be spent on an event.

  • Branding and Marketing

  • This may not be necessary for small intimate events, but for more extensive functions, they are imperative because they may attract the attention of potential attendees.

  • Insurance and Permits 

  • It is essential to have sufficient knowledge about the types of licenses and permits that are needed.

  • Contracts

  • A contract is a legal binding agreement between the client and the planner because it solidifies that the people involved will be completing the tasks given to them and the payment they will be receiving afterwards.

Module Ten: Get Organized

A successful event planner must have these three skills in order to have a successful event: organized, creative, and a problem solver. The organization is essential for completing all the tasks necessary and can help in reducing a planner's stress level.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Form a Team

  • Forming a team can be more efficient, and the planner can give out tasks to them in order to get more tasks done quicker.

  • Timeline

  • It takes time to plan an event, and budgeting time is vital. Creating a timeline can help in completing each task that is scheduled for the day.

  • Checklists

  • This enables a person to maintain an organization during the planning,

  • Backup Plans

  • Creating a backup plan is an alternative plan just in case things are not going the way the planner intended to.

Module 11: Post Event Activities

The last few tasks that must be done and accomplished for both the planner and the guests is getting the customer’s feedback and sharing the success of the event.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Survey

  • This is an excellent means of knowing what area the planner can improve on and gather information about the guest's opinion about the event.

  • Share Media 

  • Sharing pictures or videos about the event on social media platforms are great ways to show people about the success of the event and a way to let others know about the next event the planner will be doing.

  • Send Thank You Notes

  • A thank you note is a way to express gratitude to the guests and the staffs that made the event possible and a success.

  • Start Planning the Next Event!

  • Planning an event takes much work, but an event planner needs to keep looking for the next event.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the certification exam, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This wedding and event planning certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

Other Career Development Courses

Are you hoping to advance your career? Courses for Success offers a huge range of courses online that can help you plan events professionally, start your own event planning business, as much more. CFS also has hundreds of certificate courses in other fields, from web development to information technology, graphic design to an interior design course bundle. We have thousands of success stories!
Show More Hide
Units of Study

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Types of Event

  • Awards
  • Charity
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Holidays

Module Three: Brainstorming

  • Determine a Date
  • Determine a Theme
  • Determine the Event's Purpose
  • Write Down & Review Ideas

Module Four: Types of Entertainment

  • Games
  • Activities
  • Speakers
  • Performers

Module Five: Support Staff

  • Security
  • Valet
  • Waiters/ waitresses
  • Clean up crew

Module Six:Technical Staff

  • Visual Technician
  • Media Technician
  • Audio Technician
  • Specialized Equipment Technician

Module Seven: Vendors

  • Food Vendor
  • Equipment Vendor
  • Decorations and Furnishing Vendors
  • Photography/ Video Vendor

Module Eight: Finalize the Plan

  • Venue
  • Registration
  • Entertainment
  • Cuisine and Décor

Module Nine: Administrative Tasks

  • Create a Budget
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Insurance and Permits
  • Contracts

Module Ten: Get Organized

  • Form a Team
  • Timeline
  • Checklists
  • Backup Plans

Module Eleven: Post Event Activities

  • Survey
  • Share Media
  • Send Thank You Notes
  • Start planning the next event!

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up    
Words from the Wise

Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

FAQS