Eventcourse, a leading events industry training provider, is launching the first Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accredited courses, for both postgraduate and diploma students looking to get a strong foothold within the competitive field of event management.
Eventcourse has a wealth of experience and industry contacts to kick-start the careers of aspiring events organisers. Lecturers are practitioners in event management who have more than 150 years of experience between them.
Justine Kane, course director at Ashdown Academy, says: "With the events industry so competitive, it’s essential for those looking to work in the industry to gain practical hands-on experience. Our courses give that training with the added benefit of a guaranteed placement at the end.
"Our students have been awarded placements with renowned industry leaders including NetJets, Jack Morton and Saatchi & Saatchi, leading to permanent employment. This gives graduates the best possible career prospects from the very outset. Students can choose the three companies they’d like to work for – we go away and make it happen.”
The Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management is a level 7 qualification providing a deep insight into the logistics and strategy of planning successful events. The course runs for 12 weeks and is followed by a 12-week placement with one of Eventcourse’s partner companies.
The Diploma in Event Management is a level 4 qualification aimed at those looking to develop their skills to begin a career in the sector. This part-time course also runs for a period of 12 weeks but takes place in the evenings allowing individuals who are looking to switch career to do so.
Both courses are CIM accredited, which is the leading professional marketing body with 41,000 members worldwide, defining the operating standards in the UK and championing globally the best practice in marketing.
Justine Kane, course director, adds: " With the events sector set to be a major beneficiary of London 2012, with an estimated £500 million boost, many will be trying to enter the profession after Britain has shown what it can do on the biggest stage so its important to get ahead in what is a competitive, inspiring and growing industry.”
The events sector is worth over £25 billion to the UK economy and employs over 535,000 people. The UK also hosts events for over 8 million international businesses visitors each year.
For more information on Eventcourse please visit http://www.eventcourse.com/