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TRAIN TO BECOME A WEDDING PLANNER!

Our Wedding Planning, Design & Management courses will teach you all you need to know about setting up and running your own wedding & special events company.

Since 2007 our ‘small but perfectly formed!’ Academy has produced some of the finest, award-winning wedding planners in the UK. A selection of past students can be seen here

We offer 3 separate courses to choose from and no prior wedding or events experience is required. The First Class program is by far the most popular.

RECOGNISED, REFERENCED & UTILISED
AP WEDDING ACADEMY

As one of the most highly regarded wedding planning course providers in the UK, we pride ourselves on the quality of our training program. The wedding industry is a fluid and fast moving industry and it is essential that our courses keep up with the very latest trends and developments. Our latest course - V10 - was released last year and is one of the most up-to-date and informative courses available today.

AP are:

  • One of the longest established wedding course providers, training students in the art since 2007.
  • Registered with the UKRLP (UK Government’s Register of Learning Providers - our UKPRN is 10019838).

Our Courses are:

  • Approved by the UKAWP (UK Alliance of Wedding Planners – the UK’s premier wedding planning body).
  • Referenced and referred to by the UK Careers Service.
  • Utilised in-house by various venues and services including a number of National Trust & English Heritage properties.
  • Recommended by BRIDES Magazine – the UK’s No.1 bridal mag.

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/Refresher Course

UKQCF Level 2

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AP WEDDING ACADEMY

Upon completing either the First Class or the Advanced Course you will have developed a clear and precise understanding of the wedding planning process and possess the knowledge, confidence and skills to create some of the most stylish and incredible weddings imaginable.

Our training program is delivered via a TUTOR-LED, ONLINE & HOME-STUDY FACILITY, so you can study at home, in your own time and at your own pace, under the guidance of your own Private Tutor.

Tutorial communications via Email, Live-Chat or Skype, with 90% of email questions answered within 15 minutes during office hours.

There is also a Telephone Helpline if you need immediate assistance.

Your own personal and extensive training materials, templates, databases, checklists and accompanying files are given to you. They are yours to keep.

We also provide FREE course updates during your training and FREE graduate course updates for up to a year after graduating.

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

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 materials yours to keep (pdfs/office files etc)

Extensive 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, 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

National QCF Level 3

Recommended time to complete the course:6-9 MONTHS

Student tutorial access & guidance for:12 MONTHS

Advanced 6 Month Training Program

Online & distance learning program

Exclusive, one-to-one training

Allocated private tutor

Flexible study in own time, pace & location

All materials yours to keep (pdfs/office files etc)

Extensive templates, checklists & guides

Professional 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

National QCF Level 2

Recommended time to complete the course:3 MONTHS

Student tutorial access & guidance for:6 MONTHS

Introductory/Refresher Course

Online & distance learning program

Exclusive, one-to-one training

Flexible study in own time, pace & location

All materials yours to keep (pdfs/office files etc)

Extensive templates, checklists & guides

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
RECSTUDENT 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 MATERIALS YOURS TO KEEP (Pdfs/Office files etc)
EXTENSIVE 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

In the first instance, please take a look through the useful FAQ’s page. You’ll find answers to all the most common questions that arise.

However if you are still unclear about any aspect of the training, by all means give us a call or drop us an email.

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!

However if you are still unclear about any aspect of the training, by all means give us a call or drop us an email.

Wikipedia & WikiHow have put together a short, helpful guide on How to Become a Wedding Planner. It’s worth a quick look, you can read it HERE..