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Diploma in Event Management

Duration: 11 weeks, one evening per week

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 19th September 2018

Days: Wednesdays, 6.30-9.30pm

Ref Code: CFTEVM1P

Accredited By: IBAT

Fee: €950

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Flexible payment plans are available. Contact Admissions team for more information.

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Are you looking for an Event Management course that delivers practical understanding of how to organise and run an event? This 11-week part-time Diploma covers all the practical stages of managing an event – whether it's managing a corporate function, conference or sporting event – from writing up an event proposal to conducting post-event analysis.

• Eager to work in the hustle and bustle of the Event Management industry, but need a recognised qualification to get your foot in the door?

• Looking for a course that will equip you with the planning and quality assurance skills necessary to ensure that your event is of the highest standards and meets client expectations?

• Looking to improve your skills in the areas of Human Resources and Operations Management?

Course Overview

Event management is the use of your project management skills to organise large or small scale activities such as conferences, festivals, sporting events, and corporate functions.

This Diploma aims to provide you with a broad understanding of event management, specifically the event proposal, assuring the event quality and the post-event evaluation. The primary goal of this course is to equip you with the required skills to gain employment in the event management industry, through your demonstration of how to organise successful and profitable events.

IBAT College Dublin puts a strong emphasis on the delivery of practical, career-focused courses, so the lecturers delivering this course have a mix of academic and industry experience which enables them to deliver a practical, career-focused course.

The course will equip participants with the necessary tools to manage an event from proposal, through planning, to completion stage. This will include preparing an event proposal, becoming familiar with the statutory and regulatory obligations required to host an event, resource planning, time management, and being able to critically evaluate whether an event was successful or not.

You will practice your develop skills through case studies and being involved in managing a real-world event. Recent classes have utilised their event management skills to support events such as the Holiday World Show (at the RDS), the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon (Dublin), and a Guest Lecture Series.

Course Structure and Assessment

The course runs for 10 weeks (part-time), one evening per week, from 6.30-9.30pm.

Participants will be required to successfully complete course work (40%) and deliver a final presentation at the end of the course (60%).

Course Content 
  • The Event Proposal
  • Quality Assuring an Event
  • Marketing an Event
  • The Event Management Industry
  • Legal Aspects of an Event
  • Evaluating an Event

Materials Supplied

  • A full set of notes on your student portal
  • Student Card
  • Access to College facilities and services including Library, IT Lab, Student Spaces and Careers Portal

Entry Requirements

You should have an interest in event planning and management and a wish to expand you knowledge in this area.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this short course you will have a strong understanding of the event management industry, and the skills required to support running an event. This will facilitate you to seek employment as a co-ordinator in the event management industry, working in collaboration with a team or independently. Others have used the knowledge and skills acquired from the course to enhance their existing role or move roles within their current employment.

Graduates should be equipped to contribute to the organisation of a range of events, from catering and charity events, to sports and political events. In April 2018, there were +1000 Events Management jobs in County Dublin on Indeed.com.

Lecturer Profile: Emma Olohan

Emma Olohan


Emma Olohan is a Lecturer in Marketing Management, Consumer Trends, Event Management and Brand Management. A business-to-business marketing expert, Emma examines issues in the domains of channels of distribution, sales force management, and relationship marketing.

In the area of sales force management, and emerging marketing trends, Emma has worked over 18 years with travel retail, luxury brands, FMCG marketing activations and large high profile events in Ireland including Dublin Marathon expo, Special Olympics Ireland, VHI women's mini marathon registration event, ICEP, the Ploughing Championships among others.

She is interested in effective management of the sales/marketing strategy with a view towards appropriate allocation of resources between customer acquisition and retention activities.

Lately, Emma has become interested in the diffusion of emerging technological innovations among businesses. In B2C, Emma has done BTL research in the areas of brand trust, experiential marketing and multicultural marketing. Emma is a Masters member of the MPRII, also GBRW and an advocate for lifelong learning.

- Emma Olohan, Marketing and Event Management

Student Testimonials

“I always wanted to learn how to organise events, as this is something I always enjoyed doing. The lecturer had a lot of experience, so the course was fun, interesting and each class full of useful information. After the course, got a job at the Women’s Mini Marathon. It was a great being able to use my skills and knowledge in my first job in event management”. - Raquel, Women’s Mini Marathon Event Assistant

“The lecturer was great, able to impart lots of her personal experience in event management. It was a great course, I'm now much better at managing and promoting events and I've also improved my presentation skills.”. - Pia Stofner

How to Apply

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Phone: +353 1 8075 055

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Shared Student Experiences on this Course

Overall Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • IBAT Student - Dorit Wagner

    The lecturer provided so much positive energy and knowledge and really got the class working together.

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    The lecturer was great, able to impart lots of her personal experience in event management. It was a great course, I'm now much better at managing and promoting events and I've also improved my presentation skills.

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  • IBAT Student - Jill Thorton

    Employers in this industry are always looking for experience and qualifications. After years of gaining experience a diploma in this area will help me get to the next step professionally.

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Business and Management Lecturer Profiles

  • Jackie Kennedy

    Jackie is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management studies and teaches a range of topics in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development, Management, Leadership and Communications. She has extensive lecturing experience at Masters, post graduate, undergraduate and professional levels in private and state educational institutions in Ireland and Asia. Jackie holds an MA in Strategic Human Resource Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching. She is a member of the UK and Irish Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and of the American Society of Human Resource Management. Jackie has over 20 years’ experience of HRM Reward and Performance Management in the Financial Services industry in both senior management and consultant roles. She combines her extensive range in industry experience and practice with her strong academic achievements to provide an insightful, enjoyable and valuable learning experience for students.

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