Conference and Event Management

For many companies, staging a conference or event is vital to the success of their business and forms an important part of their marketing strategy.  Events and Conferences showcase a business’s products or services and needs to be seamlessly organised in order to project a successful and professional image to the public.

Event management involves the utilisation of project management skills for the creation and development of large scale events such as festivals, conferences, ceremonies, formal parties, concerts, or conventions. Event Managers with experience and creativity are highly sought after. They exhibit skill such as attention to detail, good networking skills, the ability to multitask and work under pressure.  In this career, it is also vital to have excellent interpersonal skills.

Course Overview

  • First meeting with a prospective client
  • Create and present proposals and tenders
  • Risk Management
  • Project Management
  • Budgeting
  • Select the appropriate venues and staff
  • Marketing an event
  • Sponsorship
  • Managing suppliers

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide and for those students who require additional assistance in the form of video learning, a FREE USB DRIVE containing Videos and Solutions Playlists.

Assignment based. No tests. No exams.

All you have to do to get started is to register. You will receive your course material within 10 – 12 working days of registration, after which you start studying towards your Academy of York certificate.

There are NO exams, NO tests, only assignments that you can complete from the comfort of your own home.

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.
This course is approved by Academy of York.

Price Before bursary R9,333
Price after bursary R5,600*
Once off payment price R5,100
Payment Plan R350 over 16 months
Registration Fee R650

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary

“Just wanted to tell you that after I studied event management and getting some experience here and there. I have finally landed a job in marketing with my event management qualification. It is a permanent position as well. Now I just need to get more experience with my wedding planning.”

Kelly Maasdorp

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Margie Kelly

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