Events Management & Wedding Planning Courses

College SA offers a range of events management courses. These courses are all provider programs, which means that they are developed, curated and assessed by College SA. These courses will give you a better understanding of the events management profession and prepare you for a career in events.

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Non accredited courses
by College SA
From R610.00 per month
Number of courses: 3

Our wedding planning courses are designed to prepare you for a career in the wedding industry. Plan and organise cultural and high profile weddings.

Non accredited courses
by College SA
From R500.00 per month
Number of courses: 7

Study one of our events management courses and acquire the skills to organise events of all kinds, manage event staff and consult with clients.

Why should I study Events Management or Wedding Planning?

Events management is a fast-paced, high-pressure, yet exciting and rewarding career path. Depending on your interests you can organise events like weddings, corporate functions, fashion shows, exhibitions, concerts and even charity events.

People who gravitate toward a career in planning and coordinating events often say that planning is in their blood – they just can’t help taking control and planning events that wow; even if it’s just a family birthday!

Event planners are sociable and know how to make guests feel in awe of the event they are attending. They ensure that everything runs smoothly, that problems are sorted without bothering the host and know how to make it all seem effortless.

What is Events Management and Wedding Planning?

Events management is a very diverse field and it entails being in charge of organising any kind of party or function in a professional and efficient manner.

Wedding planning involves assisting the bridal couple in planning their big day from start to finish, ensuring that every little detail is accurate, and that everything runs smoothly on the day of the event.

What do Events Managers do?

Events managers conceptualise, plan and organise events by:

  • Meeting with clients to get an idea of what they want.
  • Creating a concept, plan and budget for the event.
  • Procuring what is needed for the event - a venue, catering, entertainment etc.
  • Organising the logistics of the event; ensuring that all the different parts of the event work together in a timely manner.

What do Wedding Planners do?

Wedding planners conceptualise, plan and organise weddings by:

  • Consulting with the bridal couple to talk about their ideas, budget, the number of guests etc.
  • Helping the bride with creative ideas and themes.
  • Planning the wedding day - either as a consultant or taking care of everything.
  • Organising the venue and negotiating with vendors, caterers, florists etc.
  • Planning and managing the proceedings of the wedding day.
  • Ensuring everything runs smoothly and that the guests and bridal party are happy.

Where to study Events Management and Wedding Planning?

College SA offers wedding planning and events management courses that vary in length, as well as the different aspects of events. You can choose to focus on general events management, wedding planning, or planning specific kinds of events.

Want to study to be an Events Coordinator?

We offer a provider programme with three levels to help you boost your career in events management. The 6-month Events Coordination short course introduces you to the basics of events like planning an event, types of events and starting a career in events. This course covers three modules and forms the foundation of further studies.

The Events Coordination Proficiency Certificate course covers five modules over a period of eight months. This course builds on the Events Coordination Short Course and explores topics like networking, creating and managing project teams, the various aspects of events and events in the tourism industry.

The Events Coordination Skills Certificate course builds on the Proficiency Certificate, and explores topics like advanced events management, the business of events and events design. The course stretches over four months and covers three modules.

Want to study to be a Wedding Planner?

College SA offers three courses in wedding planning. To gain a better understanding of the wedding industry, start with the Wedding Planning Proficiency Certificate. This course takes six months to complete and covers three modules.

The Wedding Planning Skills Certificate covers three modules over a period of six6 months. You will be introduced to topics like different cultural weddings, how to ensure that the wedding day is perfect and further building your wedding planning business.

The last course in the series is the Wedding Planning Expert Certificate. It spans over a study period of eight months and covers three modules. Topics include planning high profile weddings, choosing the perfect décor and how to plan a themed wedding.

Want to study a specialised Events Course?

College SA also offers four specialised events courses for experienced events managers who want to upskill in a specific area. These courses all have a study period of two months and cover Business Events, Entertainment Events, Exhibition Events and Sports Events.