The APIEM Certified Event Courses
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Whatever your ultimate career destination as an events/MICE management professional studying for an APIEM Certified Event qualification will give you the knowledge and understanding to implement international standards of best practice within the events/MICE industry into your daily work activities. Our courses have been designed to introduce you to the international standards that events/MICE clients` expect of the event professionals that they work with.


Background

The APIEM Certified Event courses are qualifications for events/MICE professionals who wish to gain an international qualification to demonstrate their competence at organising events that are of an international standard.

The courses are designed to enhance the ability of events/MICE professionals to function effectively within public and private sectors of the global events/MICE industry.

The APIEM Certified Event courses have been designed by the United Kingdom Event Industry Academy and have been aligned to the United Kingdom National Occupation Standards for the Events Industry.

The courses provide a practical program of learning that is assessed by a competency-based portfolio of evidence and a reflective report that each student produces to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes of the course and its modules.

Who should apply.

Applicants to the course will be:

01 Events/MICE planners, organisers or managers who wish to gain an international qualification to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of organising events/MICE to an international standard.

02 Events/MICE faculty tutors who teach events/MICE courses at universities, polytechnics or colleges and who wish to gain an international qualification to certify their teaching of events/MICE to an international standard.

03 Students who are graduating from a university, polytechnic or college and who as part of their degree program have studied events/MICE management. These students require an international events qualification to assist with their career progression into the events/MICE industry.

04 People with relevant business or work experience who wish to embark on a career in the events/MICE industry and require a practical program of learning that leads to an international qualification in events management.

Benefits of APIEM Certified Event qualifications

Holders of the APIEM Certified Event qualifications will be able to work in the following sectors of the events/MICE industry:


• Business event organisation – meetings, incentive travel, conventions and exhibitions

• Corporate events

• Entertainment events, live music, theatre performances and shows

• Family events, funerals, celebratory parties and weddings

• Festivals, arts and cultural events.

• Political events, inauguration ceremonies, military events and protests .

• Religious celebrations, ceremonies and events.

• Sports events, regionally, nationally and internationally.

• Events/MICE education in universities, polytechnics or colleges.


The APIEM Certified Event Courses

  • The APIEM Certified Event Planner

    To be awarded this qualification students will need to complete successfully the following modules: Preparing for the Event Planning the Event

  • The APIEM Certified Event Organiser

    To be awarded this qualification students will need to complete successfully the following modules: Preparing for the Event; Planning the Event; Organising the Event

  • The APIEM Certified Event Manager

    To be awarded this qualification students will need to complete successfully the following modules: Preparing for the Event; Planning the Event; Organising the Event; Managing the Event

  • The APIEM Certified Event Management Tutor

    To be awarded this qualification students will need to provide a portfolio of evidence and undertake an oral examination to demonstrate that they are able to teach events/MICE management to an international standard.

The APIEM Certified Event Modules.


The contents of the APIEM Certified Event modules have been aligned to the following United Kingdom National Occupation Standards for the Events Industry:

Module 1 - Preparing for the Event

Research and Agree the Scope of an Event;
Develop a Business Plan for an Event;
Plan and Implement a Critical Path for an Event;
Research and Select the Venue for an Event;
Manage Contracts for an Event;
Provide Access to the Event for People with Special Needs .


Module 2 - Planning the Event

Design and Develop the Concept for an Event;
Use Technology in Events;
Develop and Write Policies and Procedures for an Event

Module 3 - Organising the Event

Organise the Set-up and Break-down of an Event;
Organise and Co-ordinate Events;
Manage the Running of an Event;
Co-ordinate Stewards at an Event;
Evaluate and Report on the Success of an Event.


Module 4 - Managing the Event

Oversee Health, Safety and Security at Events;
Respond to Emergencies During an Event;
Manage Effective Relationships with Clients, Suppliers &
Other Stakeholders;
Allocate work to Team Members;
Quality Assure Work in the Team;Manage Conflict in the Workplace;Provide Leadership;

All modules will foster a student-centred learning approach and the continued development of self-directed learning in support of independent and reflective learners.



Assessment.

Each module will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and a reflective report through which students are able to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes of the module.

The portfolio of evidence that is produced for each module will be based on the student`s own experiences of working in the events/MICE industry. For students who do not have relevant experience of the events/MICE industry their assessments will be based on producing a portfolio of work for an actual event that they are familiar with.

The assessment for the APIEM Certified Event Management Tutor course will be based on a portfolio of evidence that includes the teaching, learning and assessment strategies that the tutor uses to teach their events/MICE students to an international standard and an oral examination.


Distance Learning.

The APIEM Certified Event courses are self-study, distance learning courses. Each module will be led by an APIEM Module Tutor who will explain and provide the structured learning schedule for each batch of students taking the module. The following methods of supporting students will be adopted:

• on-line tutorial sessions undertaken using contemporary social media communications technologies
• individual contact with students through e-mail or other appropriate visual communication technologies


APIEM Certified Event Course Fees 2019

The 2019 tuition and assessment fee for each module is US $120.

The course fees are:

US $240

The APIEM Certified Event Planner, two modules, course fee

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US $360

The APIEM Certified Event Organiser, three modules, course fee

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US $480

The APIEM Certified Event Manager, four modules, course fee.

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For events/MICE professionals who only wish to submit for assessment without receiving on-line tutor support the following fees apply:

US $120

The APIEM Certified Event Planner, assessment only fee

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US $180

The APIEM Certified Event Organiser, assessment only fee

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US $240

The APIEM Certified Event Manager, assessment only fee

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The APIEM Certified Event Management Tutor assessment fee: US$240

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