Pitman Training

Essential Event Management Award

Diploma Outline

Our Essential Event Management Award is one of our range of ‘Mini-Diplomas’

Organising events is a sought after skill for many roles. Making sure you have the correct skillset to run stress-free, seamless events is essential. 

Juggling multiple tasks, co-ordinating groups of people, marketing for maximum success and taking care of all the little details which others would forget all play a part in managing a successful event. 

Our practical, ‘hands-on’ award will give you the skills you need to succeed and show employers you’ve got what it takes. 

  • Flexible training, which fits around your commitments
  • Support on hand from our friendly course advisors


This award is ideal for anyone involved in organising events or conferences. Whether you work as an Office Manager, PA, Event Manager, Fundraiser, the skills you learn through this practical training will be invaluable. 

You will find you gain an increased confidence in planning and running events, and much of the stress will be reduced as you feel more in control. 

Nationally recognised by employers, it also looks great having the Pitman Training name on your CV.

Core subjects for this award are: - 

  • Event Management Essentials
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel 

The guideline learning time for the Essential Event Management Award is: 

  • 45 hours flexi study or 2 weeks full-time*

*Full-time is based on approx. 20-30 hours a week.

Our Essential Event Management Award is part of our distance learning range – which can be accessed online via our distance learning portal. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Event Management Award:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre that offers and supports our distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required. 

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our online Event Management training, click here.




The best way to make sure your training programme suits you, your skills, your ambitions and your busy schedule, is to get in touch with us for a free, friendly expert career consultation.