3/25/2016 | BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT Page ContentAre you the life and soul of every party? Perhaps you are known for throwing the best soirées? If you would like to create a successful career in functions and events, an IIE Higher Certificate in Event Management courses could help get you on your way. A blend of work and playIIE Higher Certificate in Event Management focuses on three processes for event success: planning, co-ordinating and executing. From behind the scenes to front and centre on the big nights, you will be prepared to handle anything that the eventing world throws at you, with ease!It’s not just about the events!These Event Management courses also include South African Public Relations, and how the events side of things can influence this ever-changing world. It also places emphasis on basic business skills, marketing, and project management for optimal success. These of course will all get applied in a workplace integrated learning module! (Meaning you’ll get a chance to put them all into practice in a real-life situation!)A year that countsThe IIE Higher Certificate in Event Management offered by Varsity College is a one-year programme and is made up of 14 modules. Lectures are held on a full-time, weekday basis once in the first semester, and again in the second. Final written exams are held at the end of each semester that students must pass to attain the qualification.Possible event planning opportunitiesThis valued combination of business and events will increase your workplace opportunities. You could become any of the following for corporate organisations or parastatal and governmental departments:Event coordinatorConference organiserEvent project managerConference producerEvents managerAssistant venue managerOur successful academic partnerships with international institutions like the Open University (OU) of the United Kingdom and the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) mean that our qualifications are ones that are internationally recognised.Make your future one to be proud of with a qualification that counts. If you’re interested in the IIE Higher Certificate in Event Management or if you’d like to know more about the other programmes offered by Varsity College, please visit our website today, www.varsitycollege.co.za.