The Event Planner

This unique Short Learning Programme is a quick skills acquisition course that will prepare you to be an event planner.

Event Planners are responsible for every facet of an event, from conceptualisation and budgeting to execution and evaluation. In this programme, you will acquire knowledge about different aspects of event management and demonstrate comprehension of the advertising landscape. You will gain an understanding of the project management cycle from planning to closure, and develop the ability to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based applications.

This Short Learning Programme can serve as a foundation for pursuing admission to a Boston Higher Certificate or Occupational qualification, should you wish to continue your studies.

The Event Planner Short Learning Programme


6 Months (full-time)/1 Year (part-time)

Entry Requirements

National Senior Certificate; or National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4; or equivalent qualification OR Learners can apply for RPL entry into the programme from the Academic Committee at Boston Head Office.

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus in the distance mode of education with support provided at Learner Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus Learner Support Centre nationwide.

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

Ito RPL, on successful completion the Learner may apply for admission to a Boston Higher Certificate Programme or an Occupational Qualification.

Each submission is individually evaluated, hence neither admission nor advanced placement is assured.

  • Introduction to PC*
  • Windows*
  • Event Management 1 (OEVM11615)*
  • Advertising 1 (OADV11615)**
  • Project Management 1 (OPRM11615)*

*Formative Assessments are undertaken and the highest grade achieved in Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative assessment, which will be charged for.

Friendly | Creative | Good at Communicating | Good People Skills | Passion for Events
  • Ability to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
  • Insight into the various elements of event management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the contemporary advertising milieu
  • Knowledge of the project management cycle from planning to closure


On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Boston Short Learning Programme The Event Planner