The course takes place one day a week, plus some extra sessions, over an 8-10 week period. It’s free but subject to refundable deposit* of £25.
The course is targeted particularly at Participants from African/black or ethnic minority backgrounds aged 16-65 years, either unemployed, on low income, or working as volunteers, and lone parents** especially from the London boroughs of Brent and Haringey, with good English speaking and writing skills. Participants must write weekly reflective diaries, and submit a written assignment in order to qualify for certificate. Team work is necessary, and any prior knowledge of, or involvement in, organising any form of event is useful.
Participants will learn how to plan a successful event in any field, such as a club night, music, film or book launch, fashion show, wedding, networking evening, a debate, an organisational meeting such as an AGM, etc considering all the factors that go into planning a successful event, like research, event co-ordination, health and safety, risk assessment, marketing, writing a press release, and post event evaluation. Participants will have some practical experience of designing, planning, and putting on an event such as a gig or a debate through in class simulation, and the option of working on a real live event.
a. Understanding the event planning process – Identifying the range of factors that need to be considered when planning an event – budget, venue, target audience, human resources, health and safety, risk assessment
b. Producing an event plan – Selecting event and devising an action plan with tasks and time scales, the tasks that are vital for its success, risk assessment, a contingency plan, promotional material for the event.
c. Putting on an event – Practical experience of organising a successful event
d. Understanding how to evaluate the success of an event – Identifying methods that can be used to evaluate the success of an event.
Successful completion of the course will provide participants with pathways into the events industry and enable them to consider a range of employment roles, including self-employment, in event management within the Music and Entertainment Industries, or the diverse range of vocational fields.
Recognition Of Certificate:
The ASET certificate is nationally recognised by DfES, QCA, LSC etc. For more information, please visit: www.aset.ac.uk/for_learners.php
Booking must be made in advance either using Application Form O available from accompanying online Documents folder from www.btwsc.com, or sending name, address, phone number and email address, name of course, plus a signed and dated declaration that you’ve read and will abide by terms regarding deposit
* payment must be made in advance and be attached to application form. BTWSC accepts payment via cheque or postal order – no cash via post.
*Completed applications must be accompanied by a deposit – cheque or postal order of £25 made out to BTWSC in order to guarantee your place. Please note: i) there is no discount on the deposit and b) the deposit is refundable upon receipt of course assignment, irrespective of results of the assignment. The deposit will not be returned under any other circumstance.
£25 deposit (cheque or Postal Order only) must be made to BTWSC and posted to Ms Serwah, BTWSC co-ordinator, BTWSC, P O Box 14092, London NW10 1WL
** For availability of cheaper and/or free OFSTED registered childcare, call FREEPHONE 0800 587 7115 The following boroughs are taking part in the free childcare programme: Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, H & F, Hackney, Harrow, Hounslow, K & C, Lambeth, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Westminster.