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Wedding Planner Courses

WEDDING PLANNER COURSES

Our Wedding Planning, Design & Management courses are designed to teach you all you need to know about setting up and running your own wedding & special events company in a matter of months! We offer 3 separate courses to choose from and no prior wedding or events planning experience is necessary. Our popular First Class Advanced training program is considered by many to be among the best in the country.

RECOGNISED, REFERENCED & UTILISED

Wedding Planner Training

AP WEDDING ACADEMY NEWS

Update, February 2020: The wedding industry is a fluid and fast moving industry so we take great care to ensure that our training keeps up with the very latest trends and developments. Although our current course - Version 10, released 10/2017 - remains one of the most up-to-date, extensive & best wedding planning courses on the market, Version 11 is due to launch in the Spring 2020! It will be a formidable set of training materials and all enrolled students will automatically receive a free copy! Note to Students: The format and structure of the course, including all exercises and assignments, will remain the same so just continue with the next unit when you receive V11. 

AP Wedding Academy

WHY ENROL WITH US?

Aside from the fact that you will be training alongside established wedding planners...

  • We will provide you with the knowledge, materials, skills and confidence to become a successful wedding & special events consultant.
  • We are one of the UK's most recognised wedding course providers, training students in the art since 2007.
  • We have a proven track record of producing some of the finest, award-winning wedding planners in the country.
  • We have dozens of genuine 5* reviews from verifiable students.
  • Our training  program is approved by the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) – the UK’s premier wedding planning association.
  • Our courses are utilised in-house by a host of private venues and wedding services including the National Trust & English Heritage.
  • We are registered with the UK Government’s Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP). Our UKPRN is 10019838.

FIRST CLASS ADVANCED CERTIFICATION

IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

UK’s Most In-Depth Wedding Course

UKQCF Level 4

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATION

IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

Advanced 6-9 Month Training Program

UKQCF Level 3

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SHORT-COURSE CERTIFICATION

IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

Introductory Course

UKQCF Level 2

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SOME FINER DETAILS

It is a little know fact that you learn considerably more from a Tutor-led, home study wedding planning course such as ours, than you would from a costly classroom based program, where you are expected to compete for 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 with at least 10 years experience (*obviously within reason!).
  • Our professional and personable Tutors provide excellent guidance, support and detailed feedback throughout the training.
  • Our online and distance learning courses enable you to study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Instant communication with your Tutor available via Live Chat, Skype or telephone.
  • The First Class Course is benchmarked minimum Level 4 on the UK Government’s Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF).
  • The Advanced Course is benchmarked minimum Level 3 UK QCF.
  • The Short-Course is benchmarked Level 2 UK QCF.  

Students enrolling on our First Class course now also benefit from our complimentary 6 Months Graduate Mentoring program, worth £600.00! And students enrolling on either of our two Advanced courses receive a FREE professional wedding planning contract worth £300.00! This is the contract you will use when you start booking clients.


Wedding Planner Training

UNIT COMPARISON CHART

UNIT TOPIC FIRST CLASS ADVANCED SHORT
1 BACKGROUND & INSIGHT INTO THE INDUSTRY
2 WORKING AS A WEDDING PLANNER
3 WEDDING DESIGN & PLANNING 101
4 MARRIAGES & PARTNERSHIPS: THE LEGALITIES
5 CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUES
6 WEDDING CATERING
7 WEDDING CAKES
8 FLORISTRY
9 PHOTOGRAPHY
10 CINEMATOGRAPHY
11 MUSIC: CEREMONY, RECEPTION & EVENING
12 TRADITIONAL & ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT
13 STYLES & THEMES | COLOUR SCHEMES | MOOD BOARDS
14 DESIGN & DECOR | VENUE STYLING | LIGHTING
15 STATIONERY | MANAGING GUESTS
16 THE WEDDING DRESS
17 TRANSPORTATION
18 WEDDING RINGS & ENGAGEMENT RINGS
19 GROOM’S ATTIRE | CHILDREN | EMERGENCY KIT
20 HEN & STAG WEEKENDS
21 THE HONEYMOON
22 DESTINATION WEDDINGS
23 WEDDING PARTY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
24 WEDDING ETIQUETTE
25 THE WEDDING DAY
26 POTENTIAL CLIENT CONSULTATIONS | SERVICES & FEES
27 MANAGING THE BUDGET
28 ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PR
29 SETTING UP AND RUNNING THE BUSINESS | CONTRACTS
30 WEDDING TRADITIONS & CUSTOMS

FIRST-CLASS ADVANCED CERTIFICATION IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

 


First Class Advanced Certification Program

National QCF Level 4

Recommended time to complete the course: 9-12 Months

Student tutorial access & guidance for: 18 Months

UK’s most in-depth wedding course

Online & distance learning program

Exclusive, one-to-one training

Allocated private tutor

Fast-track response time

Telephone helpline

Instant live chat & skype

Flexible study in own time, pace & location

All  training materials yours to keep 

Professional client account management file

Database of first class venues & suppliers

Up to 65% off top wedding software

Student placements/shadowing opportunities

UKAWP approved

Instalment plan options

Exclusive certificates upon graduation

Graduate placement opportunities (freelance)

+ Business contract, T’s & C’s, worth £300.00!

+ 6 Months graduate mentoring, worth £600.00!

Enrolment Fees

£949.99 - bank transfers

£981.26 - cards (+3.4%):

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATION IN WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

 


Advanced Certification Program

National QCF Level 3

Recommended time to complete the course: 6-9 Months

Student tutorial access & guidance for: 12 Months

Online & distance learning program

Exclusive, one-to-one training

Allocated private tutor

Flexible study in own time, pace & location

All  training materials yours to keep 

Professional client account management file

Up to 65% off top wedding software

Student placements/shadowing opportunities

UKAWP approved

Instalment plan options

Exclusive certificates upon graduation

Graduate placement opportunities (freelance)

+ Business contract, T's & C's, worth £300.00!

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

National QCF 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

Exclusive, one-to-one training

Flexible study in own time, pace & location

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 SHORT
NATIONAL QCF LEVEL: LEVEL 4 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2
RECOMMENDED TIME TO COMPLETE THE COURSE: 9-12 Months 6-9 Months 3 Months
TUTORIAL ACCESS & GUIDANCE FOR: 18 Months 12 Months 6 Months
UK’S MOST IN-DEPTH WEDDING COURSE
ONLINE & DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM
EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TO-ONE TRAINING
ALLOCATED PRIVATE TUTOR
FAST-TRACK RESPONSE TIME
TELEPHONE HELPLINE
INSTANT LIVE CHAT & SKYPE
FLEXIBLE STUDY IN OWN TIME, PACE & LOCATION
ALL TRAINING MATERIALS YOURS TO KEEP 
EXTENSIVE FACT SHEETS, TEMPLATES, CHECKLISTS & GUIDES
PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT FILE
DATABASE OF FIRST CLASS VENUES & SUPPLIERS
UP TO 65% OFF TOP WEDDING SOFTWARE
STUDENT PLACEMENTS/SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES
UKAWP APPROVED
INSTALMENT PLAN OPTIONS
EXCLUSIVE CERTIFICATES UPON GRADUATION
GRADUATE PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES (FREELANCE)
+ BUSINESS CONTRACT, Ts & Cs, WORTH £300.00!
+ 6 MONTHS GRADUATE MENTORING, WORTH £600.00!
ENROLMENT FEES      
BANK TRANSFERS £949.99 £649.99 £449.99
CARDS (+3.4%) £981.26 £672.08 £464.99
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