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Wedding Planner Courses

'Most In-Depth Wedding Planning Courses In The UK'

Become a Wedding Planner in 3-9 Months... Your Future Wedding Planning Career Starts Here! Our Wedding Academy has produced a host of multi-award winning wedding planners, designers and coordinators in the UK. Since 2007 our intensive home study, distance learning & online Wedding Planning Courses have taught hundreds of students how to set up and run their own wedding & special events companies or given them the skills, qualifications and confidence to seek employment within the wedding and events industry. We have 4 separate online, distance learning and home study courses to choose from and no prior experience is necessary. The First-Class Advanced program is widely considered to be among the most intensive and best wedding planner courses in the UK today.

RECOMMENDED READING: Check out the Student FAQ's for answers to all the common questions that aspiring young (and not so young!) planners raise. You will also find plenty of useful information on our independent guide: How To Become A Wedding Planner.

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Wedding Planner Training

AP WEDDING ACADEMY NEWS

20 September 2023: Brand New Fast Track Level 3+ Course Out 23/09/23! We have an absolutely amazing deal to announce. You can now get full, unrestricted access our First Class Advanced training program AND SAVE £350.00 in the process! This new Fast Track First Class course includes a copy of the entire First Class Advanced course plus all the upgrades and benefits you would expect to receive. The difference is, there is less coursework so it's much quicker to complete. This has enabled us to slash tutorial fees and pass the savings onto you! 

For more details please see FAQ page or email us. To enrol on our new First Class Certification in Wedding Planning, Design & Management please email us for an application form. 

10 February 2023: Our V12 Training Program Out Now! We have now completed an extensive 4 month review in which our unique training program has been updated, enhanced and expanded. Version 12 cements our position as one of the UK's leading online wedding course providers.

17 October 2022: Version 12 Training Course Due Out in the New Year! We are pleased to confirm that Version 12 of our Wedding Planning, Design and Management training program will be out in the New Year! Following an extensive review in which the program will be updated, V12 will be a formidable set of training materials and arguably one of the best in the UK!

13 September 2022: Enrolment Fees Remain Fixed Until 2023! That's right! Our enrolment fees will remain unchanged until the New Year when we expect to increase fees in line with inflation. Moreover, we will continue to offer the complimentary 6 Months Graduate Mentoring Package (worth up to £600.00) for free to students who enrol on our First-Class course before Christmas.

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WHY ENROL WITH US?

  • AP are a premier provider of online wedding planning courses in the UK, training students in the art since 2007.
  • We have dozens of genuine 5* reviews from verifiable students.
  • Our courses are considered by many in the industry to be among the most in-depth and informative wedding planner home study courses in London & the UK.
  • We provide you with the knowledge, materials, skills and confidence to become a successful wedding designer, stylist or planner.
  • We offer one-to-one training with established London wedding consultants.
  • Our materials are utilised in-house by a host of private planners, venues and wedding services including the National Trust & English Heritage.
  • Our training  program approved by the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) – formally the UK’s premier wedding planning association*.
  • We are registered with the UK Government’s Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP). Our UKPRN is 10019838.
  • We have a track record of producing some of the finest, award-winning wedding planners in the country.

    FIRST CLASS ADVANCED CERTIFICATION

    IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

    UK’s Most Extensive Wedding Course

    Level 4+

    VIEW

    FAST TRACK FIRST CLASS CERTIFICATION

    IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT


    Level 3+

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    ADVANCED CERTIFICATION

    IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

    Informative 6 Month Training Program

    Level 3

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    SHORT-COURSE CERTIFICATION

    IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

    Introductory Course

    Level 2

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    SOME FINER DETAILS

    It is a fact that you learn more from a Tutor-led, home study or online wedding course than you would from a classroom based program where you are expected compete for your tutor's attention with a dozen other students with random abilities and skill sets.

    Here are a few other notable facts and figures for you:

    • We offer unlimited*, exclusive 1-to-1 access to your own Tutor or Mentor with at least 17 years experience (*within reason!).
    • Our professional and personable Tutors & Mentors provide high quality guidance, support and detailed feedback throughout your training.
    • Our flexible home study / online / distance learning courses enable you to study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.
    • Instant communication with your Tutor or Mentor available via Live Chat, Skype/Zoom or telephone.
    • The First Class Course is benchmarked Level 4+ on the UK Government Ofqual qualification framework
    • The Fast Track First Class Course is benchmarked Level 4 on the UK Government Ofqual qualification framework
    • The Advanced Course is benchmarked at Level 3 on the UK Government Ofqual qualification framework
    • The Short-Course is benchmarked at Level 2 on the UK Government Ofqual qualification framework


    Wedding Planner Training

    UNIT COMPARISON CHART

    UNIT TOPIC FIRST CLASS FAST TRACK ADVANCED SHORT
    1 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE, INDUSTRY INSIGHT & ANALYSIS
    2 WORKING AS A WEDDING PLANNER
    3 WEDDING DESIGN & PLANNING 101
    4 MARRIAGES & CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS: THE LEGALITIES
    5 CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUES
    6 MARQUEE WEDDINGS 101
    7 CATERING
    8 WEDDING CAKES
    9 FLORISTRY
    10 PHOTOGRAPHY
    11 CINEMATOGRAPHY
    12 MUSIC: CEREMONY, RECEPTION & EVENING
    13 TRADITIONAL & ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT
    14 STYLES & THEMES | COLOUR SCHEMES | MOOD BOARDS
    15 DESIGN & DECOR | VENUE STYLING | LIGHTING
    16 STATIONERY | MANAGING GUESTS
    17 BRIDAL DRESSES
    18 TRANSPORTATION
    19 WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT RINGS
    20 GROOM’S ATTIRE | CHILDREN | EMERGENCIES
    21 HEN & STAG WEEKENDS
    22 THE HONEYMOON
    23 DESTINATION WEDDINGS
    24 WEDDING PARTY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
    25 WEDDING ETIQUETTE
    26 THE WEDDING DAY
    27 CLIENT CONSULTATIONS 101 | PREPPING, QUESTIONS & QUOTES
    28 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT & BUDGET CONTROL
    29 THE ART OF NEGOTIATING
    30 MARKETING | SOCIAL MEDIA | NETWORKING
    31 SETTING UP YOUR BUSINESS | ACCOUNTS & TAX | CONTRACTS
    32 WEDDING TRADITIONS & CUSTOMS
    33 DATABASE OF 10K VENUES & HAND-PICKED SERVICES & SUPPLIERS

    FIRST CLASS ADVANCED CERTIFICATION IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

     


    First Class Advanced Certification Program

    Level 4+

    Recommended time to complete the course: 9-12 Months

    Student tutorial access & guidance for: 18 Months

     UK’s most in-depth and intensive wedding course!

    Online & distance learning program

    Flexible study... own time, own pace & own location

    Exclusive, one-to-one training

    Own private Tutor & Mentor

    Fast-track response time

    Telephone helpline

    Instant live chat, Skype or Zoom

    All  training materials yours to keep 

    Extensive database of thousands of venues & suppliers

    Up to 65% off top wedding software

    Student placements and work opportunities

    UKAWP approved*

    Instalment plan options

    Exclusive certificates upon graduation

    Graduate placement opportunities

    + Wedding Planner's Client Contract, worth £350.00!

    + 6 Months Graduate Mentoring, worth £600.00!

    Enrolment Fees

    £1049.99 - bank transfers

    £1085.69 - cards (+3.4%):

    ENROL ONLINE

     

    FIRST-CLASS FAST-TRACK CERTIFICATION IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

     


    First Class Fast-Track Certification Program

    Level 3+

    Recommended time to complete the course: 1-2 Months

    Student tutorial access & guidance for: 1-2 Months

     UK’s most in-depth wedding course!

    Online & distance learning program

    Flexible study... own time, own pace & own location

    Exclusive, one-to-one training

    Own private Tutor & Mentor

    Fast-track response time

    Telephone helpline

    Instant live chat, Skype or Zoom

    All  training materials yours to keep 

    Extensive database of thousands of venues & suppliers

    Up to 65% off top wedding software

    Student placements and work opportunities

    UKAWP approved*

    Instalment plan options

    Exclusive certificates upon graduation

    Graduate placement opportunities

    + Wedding Planner's Client Contract, worth £350.00!

    + 6 Months Graduate Mentoring, worth £600.00!

    Enrolment Fees

    £699.99 - bank transfers

    £723.79 - cards (+3.4%):

    ENROL ONLINE

     

    ADVANCED CERTIFICATION IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

     


    Advanced Certification Program

    Level 3

    Recommended time to complete the course: 6 Months

    Student tutorial access & guidance for: 12 Months

    Online & distance learning program

    Flexible study... own time, own pace, own location

    One-to-one training

    Allocated private tutor

    All  training materials yours to keep 

    Up to 65% off top wedding software

    Student placements/shadowing opportunities

    UKAWP approved*

    Instalment plan options

    Exclusive certificates upon graduation

    Graduate placement opportunities

    + Wedding Planner's Client Contract, worth £350.00!

    Enrolment Fees

    £649.99 - bank transfers

    £672.08 - cards (+3.4%):

    ENROL ONLINE

     

    SHORT-COURSE CERTIFICATION IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

     


    Short-Course Certification Program

    Level 2

    Recommended time to complete the course: 3 Months

    Student tutorial access & guidance for: 6 Months

    Introduction To Wedding Planning

    Online & distance learning program

    Flexible study... own time, own pace, own location

    Personal Tutor

    All training materials yours to keep 

    Up to 65% off top wedding software

    UKAWP approved*

    Exclusive certificates upon graduation

    Enrolment Fees

    £449.99 - bank transfers

    £464.99 - cards (+3.4%):

    ENROL ONLINE

     

    COURSE COMPARISON CHART

    COURSE COMPARISON FIRST CLASS
    ADVANCED
    FIRST CLASS
    FAST CLASS
    ADVANCED SHORT
    QUALIFICATION LEVEL: LEVEL 4+ LEVEL 3+ LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2
    RECOMMENDED TIME TO COMPLETE THE COURSE: 9-12 Months 1-2 Months 6 Months 3 Months
    TUTORIAL ACCESS & GUIDANCE FOR: 18 Months 3 Months 12 Months 6 Months
    UK’s most in-depth & intensive wedding planning course
    Online & distance learning program
    Flexible study… own time, own pace, own location
    Exclusive, one-to-one training
    Own private Tutor & Mentor
    Fast-track response time
    Telephone helpline
    Instant Live-Chat, Zoom & Skype
    Comprehensive fact sheets, templates, checklists & guides
    All training materials yours to keep
    Premier multiple client account management file 
    Database of 10,000 UK venues & hand-picked suppliers & services
    Up to 65% off top wedding software
    Student placements and work experience opportunities
    UKAWP approved*
    Instalment plan options
    Exclusive certificates upon graduation
    Graduate placement opportunities (freelance)
    + Wedding Planner's Client Contract, Worth £350.00!
    + 6 Months Graduate Mentoring, Worth £600.00!
    ENROLMENT FEES        
    BANK TRANSFERS £1049.99 £699.99 £795.00 £645.00
    CARDS (+3.4%) £1085.69 £723.79 £822.00 £667.00
    QUESTIONS

    We have put together a useful FAQ page that answers all the most popular and common questions that arise. But if you'd prefer to have a chat, please give us a call. We offer independent and friendly advice to those who seek it. Be assured, you won’t be pressured to enrol, we won’t chase you up and nor will we add your details to a mailing list and spam you for the next 12 months!

    There is also a short but useful guide on how to get into the wedding planning industry by The National Careers Service. To read it, click HERE

    (* Update 09/23: We are sorry to announce that the UKAWP has now closed. It's the end of an era but a start of a new chapter!)


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