Diploma in Event Management

Learn how to successfully run events

11 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
26th Sept (Online)
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €850
On-Campus: €1100

This course is starting in Sept 2024. Book Now!

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Why Event Management

This Diploma course introduces you to a broad event management landscape, with essential learnings from event concept to delivery.

Gain an events management skillset and learn how to organise events of all sizes.

This course will:

  • Teach you the fundamental skills to thrive in an in-demand industry
  • Open doors to a multitude of employment opportunities within various industry sectors
  • Introduce you to a broad event management landscape, with essential learnings from event concept to delivery
  • Develop your industry knowledge through a career-focused experience delivered by experienced industry professionals
  • Take you through the event planning process and the different event types, styles and formats.

Course Details

This Diploma aims to provide you with a broad understanding the event management landscape and various learnings required to develop a skillset or refresh a skillset to secure employment in this vibrant and global industry. The programme encompasses an overview of the core pillars of event management including Event Design & Concept Development, Planning Process, Sponsorship, Event Marketing, Staging, Logistics, Emerging trends e.g. Virtual & Hybrid Events and more.

You will learn the required theory, know-how and practical examples to support you in gaining employment in the event management industry. You will be taught by lecturers that have a strong industry background, which give you a practical, career-focused experience. 


  • Introduction to The Event Landscape
  • Event Design
  • Event Types, Styles & Formats
  • Planning Process
  • Event Staging
  • Event Logistics
  • Event Marketing inc Social Integration
  • Emerging Trends e.g. Hybrid events/ event tech etc.
  • Evaluation and Legacy


To be awarded this Diploma you will be required to successfully complete coursework (80%) and a final presentation at the end of the course (20%) 

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).


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 Event Management Student, 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 Event Management Student

Career Opportunities

On completion of this programme, you will have a strong understanding of the event management industry and the skills required to support running an event. The events industry allows you to work online remotely, move globally and secure a variety of roles.

Possible careers within this field include:

  • Festival Co-ordination and Management
  • Corporate Event Management
  • Tourism Management
  • MICE Sector Incentive travel co-ordination
  • Brand Ambassadors
  • Event Sakes and Marketing
  • NGO / Charity sector

The rise of Ireland's events industry will continue to exert greater demands on the natural and social resources that events rely on.

According to the Event Industry Association of Ireland, the events industry employs over 35,000 people full-time and generates over €3.5 billion in revenue for the Irish economy each year, with €850 million coming from exports.

Entry Requirements

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

How to Apply

Click on ‘Find out More’ or ‘Book Now’ to reserve your place or enquire more about this course.

You can also book a one to one with one of our course specialists by calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055  or emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also have flexible payment plans, please ‘Find out More’ or call us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.


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Digital Credentials
A Digital Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a coursework assignment and a final presentation at the end of the course, in addition, you will also receive a Digital Badge.

What is a Digital Badge?
A micro-credential is a compact credential that verifies the achievement of a skill or knowledge gained. A Digital Badge is a visual representation of having earned a micro-credential which can be shared on various online platforms to showcase the earner’s achievement.

Why have a Digital Badge?
Your Digital Badge and Certificate can be shared on social media channels such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Digital Badges can also be added to email signatures, displayed on resumes or added to recognised achievement platforms such as Badgr, Credly and OpenBadges. These are a great way to communicate your knowledge and skills, and highlight your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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Student Benefits

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