DCC Event Planning Certificate

Course fee

Price: Enquire with a consultant

Course Introduction

During the course of your studies, you will learn how to plan and host an event. Use your active imagination and organisational skills to work with people in various roles during the planning stages of an event. You will also learn about the basics of starting and running your own event planning business.

Course Contents

Event Planning

  • Introduction to the world of events
  • The event role players
  • Organising accounting and financial management
  • Event Sponsorship
  • Event Programming
  • Event Planning and communication
  • Catering management
  • Meeting Management
  • Organising a carnival, sports event management, exhibition management or political event management

How to Start a Small Business

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Needs analysis (market research)
  • Business Operations
  • Management systems
  • Personal resources
  • Nature of marketing


Career Fields/Further Studies

With this learning programme, successful students could plan events for:

  • the hospitality industry
  • companies
  • private functions
  • conferences
  • exhibitions

Programme Type

The DCC Event Planning Certificate is part of the DCC Job Creator series. The DCC Event Planning Certificate is a DCC certificate, which is not an accredited NQF qualification. This programme has been approved by the Damelin Correspondence College Academic Board. 

Programme Duration

You should be able to complete this course within 18 months. 

Entrance Requirements

Grade 10 (Std 8) or equivalent, or relevant work experience.

Student Assessment

You are required to complete and submit seven assignments and one portfolio of evidence (PoE) to the College for marking. All assessment tasks must be successfully passed in order to obtain the award.

All students are encouraged to work on all the assignments that are in the study guide. However, students are required to submit compulsory assignments that are provided in the Study Programme. Only these compulsory assignments will be marked and accounted for to be included in the final mark. 


On successful completion of your assessments, you will receive your Damelin Correspondence College Event Planning Certificate.

*Non-credit bearing/Not aligned to NQF

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