BTWSC is running a free ASET accredited Event Planning Course in association with Collage Arts/Creative London North, starting in mid-September 2006. The 6 week course takes place one day a week at Collage Arts in Wood Green, north London.


Course Title: Event Planning (ASET Level 2 certificate)

Cost: Free

Start Date: Monday September 11 2006, 11am-5pm (thereafter Fridays 11am-5pm)

End Date: October 2006

Venue: 1st Floor, Collage Arts, The Chocolate Factory 2, Coburg Road, Wood Green, London N22 6XJ

To book:, 020 8450 5987 or click to download application form from


These are small classes, so if present course is full, you are welcome to join the waiting list for the next cycle.


Participant Prior Knowledge
Participants must be aged 16-plus with good English speaking and writing skills. Participants must write weekly reflective diaries and will sit a test in order to qualify for certificate. Team work is necessary, and any prior knowledge of, or involvement in, organising any form of event is useful. 


Participants will learn how to plan a successful event in the music and entertainment industry, considering all the factors that go into planning a successful event, such as event research, event design, event co-ordination, health and safety, risk assessment, and post event evaluation.  Participants will have practical experience of designing, planning, and putting on an event such as a gig or a showcase.

Learning Outcomes:
  a. Understanding the event planning process - Identifying the range of factors that need to be considered when planning an event -  budget, venue, target audience, human resources, health and safety, risk assessment
  b. Producing an event plan - Selecting event and devising an action plan with tasks and time scales, the tasks that are vital for its success, risk assessment, a contingency plan, promotional material for the event.
  c. Putting on an event - Practical experience of organising a successful event
  d. Understanding how to evaluate the success of an event - Identifying methods that can be used to evaluate the success of an event.

Successful completion of the course will provide participants with pathways into the events industry and enable them to consider a range of employment roles in the Music and Entertainment Industry. They will also be able to consider self-employment as event managers for gigs and performances.