What is event management?

Event management is the handling of all logistics leading up to and during an event. This includes organising and promoting the event, managing the guestlist and catering to the requirements of guests.

Event planners work across a wide range of industries, overseeing different types of conferences, seminars and conventions. With event planning courses, you learn how to successfully run events, both above the line, in terms of organisations, and below the line, with regards to financial planning.

Explore our Event Management Courses

Event Management Courses

Event Management Diploma

This Diploma brings together all the elements you need to produce memorable, stress-free, successful events.

Event Management Courses

Costing and Pricing

Invaluable for anyone responsible for accounts or setting pricing within a business, this short course is something we’re sure you’ll get true value from.

Event Management Courses

Event Management Essentials

Learn some tricks of the trade and really get to grips with event project management to ensure your events are always ones people are talking…

Event Management Courses

Event Management Award

Priceless for anyone involved in organising events, the training within this award brings together all the elements you need to produce memorable, stress-free, successful events.

How to become an event planner

You don’t need an undergraduate degree to become an event planner, although specialised training, such as a Pitman event management course, ensures you have the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in event management.

Not only can you learn at your own pace, either at home or in-centre, but all of our event planning courses are CPD-accredited. This means our qualifications are formally recognised by employers both in the UK and across the world.

Why choose a Pitman Training event management course?

  • Pitman Training is greatly respected among employers, granting a competitive edge to those who study an event management course with us.
  • Our range of event management courses covers everything from organising successful events to costing and pricing like a pro. Event management training often pairs well with social media courses and marketing training.
  • Our event planning training centres can be found all around the UK, with courses running all year long. Alternatively, if you would prefer to become an event planner at home, you can study event management courses with distance learning training.
  • All our Pitman event management training courses are CPD- accredited, earning you valuable CPD points that are highly regarded among employers.
  • Work towards your next event management diploma anytime you like. Whether it is full-time or part-time, you study at your own pace on a flexible schedule.
  • No matter what you study, there’s always help on hand. Our event management course advisors are available to support your learning at our local Pitman training centres, both online and in-centre.

Careers using event planning & management diplomas

  • The average annual salary for event managers is ~£26k. Entry level positions start at around £20k, with senior roles earning up to £39k.
  • Many organisations employ event planners, meaning those with event planner qualifications have opportunities to work across a range of sectors.
  • Graduates can also use their event planning diploma to enhance their CV for jobs in other domains. Public relationsmarketing and tourism roles, for example, all benefit from a working knowledge of event management.

Event management courses available

Study a range of event management courses, diplomas and awards with Pitman Training.

Our Costing and Pricing course is invaluable for the financial side of event planning, helping you price accounts and budget ideas. For those looking to be eased into the role from scratch, there is our Event Management Diploma, which offers a more detailed overview of the role’s responsibilities.

Not got enough time for a fully-fledged diploma? Our Event Management Award condenses all the event planning essentials into a short 50-hour programme.

Our course advisors are also always on hand to guide you through your learning journey, both at home and in-centre. It is thanks to the Pitman advisers’ full support that our event management graduates are frequently recommending us to their peers.

To learn more about the thousands of people who enhanced their career prospects with Pitman, take a look at our many Success Stories. Or start your 1 very own Pitman Success Story today by studying one of our event management courses, either in your local learning centre or with our online campus, myPitman.

Whichever event management course you choose, whether online or in- centre, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way. Just get in touch for a free, friendly career consultation with the training experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a tutor-led training seminar a better way for you to learn?

Absolutely, tutor-led seminars, commonly known as instructor-led training sessions, offer an engaging and interactive approach to learning. Led by seasoned professionals, these sessions ensure a deeper understanding of the subject matter, providing immediate feedback and personalized attention. Whether it’s employee training or corporate skill development, these instructor-led sessions encourage direct interaction, fostering an environment conducive to active learning. At Pitman Training, our extensive collection of tutor-led training videos combines the flexibility of online learning with the live guidance of expert instructors.

Are the courses approved?

Yes our courses are accredited by awarding bodies and accepted by all employers.

When do the courses start?

We have monthly intakes for every course, please enquire to find out more.

I work nights, can I study part-time?

Yes, we recommend all our students allocate 8 to 10 hours per week. All our courses take up to 3 months to complete and our diplomas take up to 1 year.

Who will train me?

Some of our certifications are studied online using our interactive platform and some of our diplomas are conducted via online seminars.

Do I study online or at a training centre?

We offer a blended learning approach. Our courses and diplomas can be studied remotely from the comfort of your own home. You also have the option to also study in our centers if you prefer face-to-face learning.

If I fail an exam?

One re-sit is provided for our courses. However, we have a very high pass rates in completing the assessments.

Can I pay back over a period of time?

Yes, we offer various payment plans up to 36 months to help split the cost over a manageable period of time.

What is the cost?

Our costs vary for our courses and diplomas and start from as little as £20 per month over a 36-month payment plan period. Fill in the form to find out more.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

A great diploma that can help open the doors to a variety of careers thanks to its unique tailor-made set up. You could work towards any number of office administration type careers in roles such as Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, PA, EA or Office Manager. Alternatively, you could utilise the skills gained to kick-start a rewarding career in an accounting role with positions such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant.

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