Advanced Diploma in Wedding Planning - Level 3

Accredited by ABC Awards | Assessment included in the Price | Endorsed Certificate & Unit Summery

South London College


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15 Hours
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Level 3 Diploma in Wedding Planning
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This course in Advanced Diploma in Wedding Planning – Level 3 might just be the course for you if you wish to progress within the event planning industry or to specialise in wedding planning. All you need to enroll in this course is a recognised qualification at level 2 or above in a related disciple. The course curriculum covers various aspects of wedding planning from the role of a wedding planner, to the pros and cons of a wedding planning business and hence, could be a great way to build on your knowledge and skills.

After thoroughly enlightening you on the job role of a wedding planner, what they do and what skills are required to perform the role, this course will systematically guide you on how to plan for the big day and to dress the wedding party as per the preference of the clients. The other modules will touch on the reception party, gifts, invitations, greetings and other areas that are essential in wedding planning. You will also be taught on how to manage the financial aspects of the wedding planning to provide a beautiful wedding within an affordable budget.

This comprehensive course is also a great way to establish your own wedding planning business as you will be walked through how to start a wedding planning business, how to create a portfolio, how to market and promote your business and how to work with your clients. The course will also present you with the pros and cons of running your own wedding planning business to prep you up for the challenges you might face down the line.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by South London College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Level 3 Diploma in Wedding Planning
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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What Will I Learn?

  • Gain a clear understanding of the job role of a wedding planner, what they do and what skills are required to be effective in this role.
  • Learn how to become experienced in this profession even though you may start out as someone who is new to the industry.
  • Learn what to include in your portfolio and what will attract potential clients to your wedding business.
  • Discover the steps it takes to start a wedding planning business. Wedding planners can work as self-employed specialists and enjoy flexibility in terms of working hours and shift patterns.
  • Learn job opportunities that exist in relation to wedding planning in the industry.
  • Learn the pros and cons of running your own wedding planning business.

Course Curriculum

1: Profession of a Wedding Planner

2: Planning for the Big Day

3: Dressing the wedding party

4: Other things to consider when dressing

5: The Reception Party and Gifts

6: Budget Payment and Review

7: Marketing 1

8: Marketing 2

9: Starting your Wedding Planner business

10: Running your business

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

This online course will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this programme successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course). Course Code: QLS-03619

Awarding body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals considering changing their career and becoming a wedding planner
  • Individuals entering the workforce after taking a break from their former careers
  • Wedding Planners who want to start out on their own
  • Anyone who has a deep interest in the wedding planning industry


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Wedding Planner – £17,718 per annum
  • Event Planner – £22,514 per annum
  • Event Coordinator – £20,364 per annum
  • Event Manager – £25,857 per annum
  • Senior Event Manager – £33,416 per annum
  • Events/Functions Supervisor – £18,023 per annum

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