Diploma in Event Management - Irish Academy of Public Relations - Irish Academy

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Why Event Management?







If you said yes to any of these, event management may be the perfect career for you.


This profession is about organizing functions, both big and small. It’s also about working with caterers, fashion agents and marquee providers. It’s making sure you’ve ordered the balloons and booked the band and the clowns…
On top of the planning and preparation, event management is also about execution. This means not only the event runs smoothly, but it also requires an understanding of health and safety legislation, as well as knowing when you need licenses or special permissions.
Mostly, event management allows you to take your creative ideas and make them come to life in a professional way.


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Online Course

The Irish Academy of Public Relations has been offering online courses for two decades. Over the course of three months you will receive one module a week for completion, as well as receive the marked and graded previous assignment from your tutor. This course is structured for about two hours of learning and two hours of homework each week. 

Half-Day Masterclass


Our masterclasses are designed for professionals looking to continue developing their skills and sharpen their knowledge of timely issues and content in their industry. These classes are taught by our top trainers who present their information in a clear, concise and interactive style, to ensure maximization of learning.

How to Manage an Event to Perfection

Date: Wednesday, July 19th - 5.30pm - 9pm
Location: Maldron Hotel, Pearse St.
Price: €245
Trainer: Jenny Murray has worked in the Event industry for 8 years managing and co-ordinating a wide range of corporate and sporting events. She also handles weddings, communions and private dinner parties. She has recently set up her own event management business targeting both the wedding and corporate event markets.
About this Masterclass: Event management focuses on the key aspects of an event that make it successful and make people interested in going. This class will teach you all the fundamental details that must be in place, but it will also explore all of the aspects that will make your event memorable.
Topics Covered:
– Look at the importance of time-scaling, budgeting, and detailing an event beforehand
– Recognise the importance of planning in reducing stress
– Focus on current trends and discover what people are looking to get out of an event
– Learn how to make your event attractive and stand out
Learning Outcomes: When you leave this class you will have expanded your knowledge of event planning to include the secret details that will make your event go smoothly and also sell out!

Taught Course at UCD and UCC

Taught Course

Our taught courses are held at UCD and UCC and mimic the traditional classroom setting for our students who feel they learn better this way compared to online. This course teaches the same information and skills as our online course and is held for a full day over the course of five Saturday’s.

Event Management Testimonials

Event Management Graduate Eva Corbett

"I'm a sociolinguist from Cork and I did the Event Management course in UCC, I found it to be extremely insightful, relevant and useful. I had some previous knowledge of event planning but after completing the course I can now say with confidence that I can take any event from concept to reality. Because of that, I am currently on the search for a new and exciting role in the events sector. I would highly recommend this course and the Irish Academy of Public Relations to anyone interested in this area." - Eva Corbett

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Event Management Tutor

Jenny Murray Event Management

Jenny Murray holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies from DCU and a Master’s in Business Studies from Dublin Business School. She is a graduate of the Irish Academy of Public Relations having completed their Diploma in Event Management and their TV Presenters course. She has worked within the Event industry for the past 8 years managing and co-ordinating a wide range of events covering corporate events, such as Arthur’s Day, Google Christmas parties; sporting events, such as The Curragh Races, Full Tilt Poker Challenge in Galway in 2013; and private events such as weddings, holy communions and private dinner parties. She has recently set up her own event management business targeting both the wedding and corporate event markets.

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