Qualification - Associate Diploma in Event Management

Course CodeVTR004
Fee CodeAS
Duration (approx)1500 hours
QualificationAssociate Diploma


Do you want to take your events career to the next stage and become an events manager? Or perhaps you want to set up your own business within the events sector? Then this is the course for you. 

If you are:

  • New to the events sector and want to fast track your knowledge
  • An experienced member of an operational events team and want to develop a management career
  • Looking to set up your own events business

this course can provide you with the knowledge and skills to do just that. 

Events managers come in many guises, and there are vast opportunities including:

  • Working for hotels and conference centres
  • Contracting your services out to individuals or businesses as a freelance events manager
  • Developing your own business, and managing your own events

There are lots of ways to get in to the management side of this exciting, and dynamic industry - doing this course can be your starting point!



Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Associate Diploma in Event Management.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Business Studies BBS101
 Food & Beverage Management (Catering) BTR102
 Marketing Foundations VBS109
 Research Project I BGN102
 Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
 Event Management BRE209
 Leisure Facility Management 1 BRE205
 Project Management BBS201
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 6 of the following 17 modules.
 Bookkeeping Foundations BBS103
 Financial (Money) Management BBS104
 Industrial Psychology BPS103
 Leadership BBS110
 Motivation VBS111
 Personnel Management VBS107
 Sales Management BBS102
 Tourism 1 BTR103
 Wedding Planning BTR104
 Advertising and Promoting BBS202
 Bar Service VTR204
 Cleaning -Professional VTR207
 Entrepreneurship BBS204
 Virtual and Hybrid Events BRE218
 Adventure Tourism BTR302
 Business Planning BBS302
 Leisure Facility Management II BRE306

Note that each module in the Qualification - Associate Diploma in Event Management is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Delegation involves assigning specific jobs to specific individuals or work teams. In most instances, delegation relates to assigning tasks to individuals rather than to teams. However, it is a very important element of successful teamwork. A good team leader is usually also a good delegator, willing and able to share the workload by using the skills, interests and goals of each member of the team to achieve the best possible results.
Importance of Delegation
If applied properly, delegation is an excellent motivational tool. However, when used inappropriately, delegation can overload employees, increase stress levels, reduce productivity and in time, cause serious damage to staff morale.
  • Delegation can be used for various purposes other than organising work
  • Delegation can improve motivation by increasing participation in projects and developing job variety
  • Delegation fosters personal development (It can overcome bad habits and develop improved attitude)
  • Delegation clarifies job definition (Employees understand more clearly who is responsible for what)
  • Delegation is time efficient (Time is not wasted on monitoring who is doing what. This leaves the supervisor free to do other important tasks such as work planning)
  • Delegation aids assessment of staff performance (because work tasks become more clearly identifiable, and you know who did what)
  • Job Satisfaction is improved (This can occur both when an individual is responsible for, and achieves an outcome, and receives credit for it, and when an individual takes pride in his or her part in a team’s success).

Examples of Delegation

If a work team has the responsibility of setting up a marquee for a wedding, the supervisor has a number of ways of approaching the job:
Alternative 1 - Stay on the job, watch everyone as they set up tables, and get everyone to work together without delegating specific tasks to anyone. This may include allowing the workers sort out who does what, then interjecting only when a problem is perceived.
Alternative 2 – Divide the area into the number of available workers, and assign each worker to different areas of the marquee. If someone finishes early, you might reward them by giving them a break.
Alternative 3 - Divide the task into sub tasks: perhaps setting up tables and chairs, laying tables with tableware, adding napkins and table accessories. Assign people to each task. However, if one or more groups of workers work more slowly than others, they might slow down the whole project. Or, this might put peer pressure on the other teams to perform faster.
These are just some of the ways of delegating. Can you think of others? Consider the outcomes that might result from applying any of these approaches.

Delegation Situations

Good delegation results from adapting the delegation style to the delegation situation on order to achieve particular goals. Delegation situations include:      
  • High Experience/Low Motivation;      
  • High Experience/High Motivation;  
  • Low Experience/Low Motivation;  
  • Low Experience/High Motivation.
  • High Experience/Low Motivation

Employees have a lot of ability, so they don’t need training. Because their motivation is low, it is necessary to watch them closely, communicate continually, set deadlines and ensure those deadlines are met. In this situation, it is important that workers understand very clearly what is expected of them.

High Experience/High Motivation

This is an ideal situation. The employee does not need much or any training, because their competence is already high, and due to their high motivation, they can perform with minimal supervision. Always remember though t hat motivation can diminish over time if the employee is not sufficiently stimulated. Therefore, the employer does need to maintain awareness and respond if motivation diminishes. Always remain open and approachable. Continually encourage and invite the employee to approach you if they have any concerns.

Low Experience/Low Motivation

It is very difficult to delegate work to someone in this category. There are still situations when such a worker must be used. For instance, you may be short of manpower or cannot afford to pay the rates demanded by people with higher skill levels. Training becomes very important in this situation. Well executed training may help increase not only skills but also motivation. A person with low motivation can also sometimes be motivated by feeling that he or she is trusted to do a task, and given the skills to do it. Beyond this it is important to challenge, support and encourage.

Low Experience/High Motivation

There is a danger that this employee may attempt tasks beyond their capabilities, which may result in stress, burnout or even in decreased service to customers. It can also result in valuable materials, equipment time or manpower being misused or even lost. It is very important to train such employees, and closely monitor their work until their competence has been confirmed.


There are lots of reasons why you should start studying with us, including:

  • You will gain a vast array of knowledge and skills, with the opportunity to apply them through activities and assignments throughout this detailed course 
  • There are options to select your elective modules so that you specialise in an area which is of interest to you
  • Our courses are designed to be studied flexibly, meaning that you can continue to work and gain experience whilst also gaining a qualification
  • Learning new things, not only gives you knowledge, it can also give you the confidence to do things that you wouldn't before
  • Broadening your education can make you stand out from other candidates when going for jobs, which could make the difference between getting, and not getting, that promotion
  • You will be supported throughout the course by experienced tutors with experience of the sector and management, they will be happy to answer questions and love to share their knowledge and experience!


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