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We offer an executive portfolio of vocational, practical and in-depth short courses in events management, hospitality, marketing, leadership, people management and personal development. These courses provide workplace professionals and university and college students the opportunity to enhance, refresh or kick-start their chosen careers. You will gain an appreciation of the body of knowledge that drives your career paths as well as the practical application of that knowledge. Our short courses are designed for forward thinking and proactive learners who are keen to advance themselves by being more employable in a short period.

Our training courses are designed to fulfil the learning and development requirements of organisations and individuals across the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad.  

We also design and deliver tailor made and in-house, closed training courses for private companies that can be delivered at your company's preferred location. These courses are designed to meet your organisation's specific needs and to solve organisational problems. We will design your courses to ensure that your organisation’s mission, vision and values are embedded into the solutions and delivery of courses. 

Who can benefit?

Our short course portfolio is designed to bring high quality education to busy professionals or college and university graduates who do not have the time to engage in a long-term degree course or who do not have the time or money to go to university.

Our courses are taught by a cadre of highly experienced and well sought after industry professionals and highly qualified learning and teaching experts. Our skilled lecturers have experience of the commercial, academic and community sectors, which will benefit you and your organisation. The courses are designed to ensure that all types of learners can benefit from the opportunities presented.

Our approach to learning and teaching

Our courses are designed to ensure that you can work independently and hit the ground running in your chosen field. The practical exercises and workshops ensure that you know exactly what to do to kick start your career. You will stay supported, focused and motivated in an environment where you can interact and collaborate with industry practitioners and other students, engage in discussions, and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge, which is not possible through an online course. For overseas clients you can combine your learning with a vacation and cultural experience.

Certificate in Event Health and Safety Management

Course start dates 

  • 3 - 4 August, 2019
  • 19 - 20 October 2019
  • 1 - 2 August 2020                                        

Course duration: 2 days (Saturday/Sunday)

Course hours: 9.30 - 5.00pm

Course venue: Tech Park, Bognor Regis campus

Certificate: Certificate in Event Health and Safety Management

Awarded by: University of Chichester

Level: Level 4

Length: 2 days

Price: £525.00 + VAT

Min/max group size: 4-25 persons

Tutor: Wendy Sealy and guest speaker on site visit

Includes: Coffee/light snacks, course materials and manuals

Highlights
Expert tuition from event industry professionals and academics, site visits, interactive learning, practical training, small classes, health and safety manual.

Course overview
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Corporate Manslaughter Act 1997 and associated legislation has changed the legal framework in which events operate.  The legal obligations for event managers has changed the ways events are planned and delivered. Any event organiser, organisation or local authority, has prime responsibility for protecting the health, safety and welfare of everyone working at or attending the event.  Legal duties are also imposed on contractors and employees of the event organiser. While the HSE guide, the regulatory body for the event industry, gives guidance on health and safety matters, it does not always give explicit guidance that assists the event manger in operationalising risks management strategies. Additionally, with the number of parties and organisations involved in staging, a single event it becomes difficult to understand where and what (legal) responsibility lies with each party. This complication can lead to potential exposure to liabilities. This course will cover the legal framework for event management and demonstrate how event managers can operationalise their event plans to manage risks.

Who is it for?
This course is designed for event organisers who want to build up their practical understanding of health & safety and how it applies to their events but who cannot afford the cost or time required for an ‘IOSH Managing Safely’ course. We can adapt the course to meet your company’s specification based on type of events and client requirements. This is a two-day course delivered at your premises or at the University of Chichester, Technology Park, in Bognor Regis and is designed to coincide with the ‘Country Fair’ event for practical application of risk management.

Course outline

  • What is meant by health and safety
  • Different risks /different events
  • Relevant health and safety legislation to events management
  • Risk assessments vs. risk management
  • Identifying risk, assessing risks and risk management
  • Writing your risk assessment
  • Operationalising crowd control measures
  • Operationalising traffic management
  • Fire safety arrangements
  • Food safety arrangements
  • First aid arrangements/ medical planning
  • Major incident planning and control
  • Implications of claims and insurance requirements
  • Recording and evaluation

For further information on this course contact:

Wendy Sealy
w.sealy@chi.ac.uk
Mobile: (+44) 07884088577
Office:  (+44) 01243 8163404

Certificate in Event and Wedding Planning

Course start dates 

  • 15 - 25 2019
  • 13 - 23 July 2020                                        

Course duration: 8 days (Monday to Thursday for 2 weeks)

Course hours: 9.30am – 5.00pm

Course venue: Tech Park, Bognor Regis campus

Certificate: Certificate in Event and Wedding Planning

Awarded by: University of Chichester

Level: Level 4

Length: 2 days

Price: £1750.00 + VAT

Min/max group size: 4-25 persons

Includes: Coffee/light snacks, course materials, books: main text only

Highlights
Expert tuition from event industry professionals and academics, site visits and industry speakers, interactive learning and partnerships, practical training, advice on how to start or progress your career in events, advice on setting up your business, personal one to one tutoring, small classes

Course overview

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills that you need to jump-start your event career. You will be taught by professionals who are working in the industry and by a cadre of illustrious academics with years of experience behind them and a network of contacts.

Practical event training will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to plan and deliver an event from start to finish. You will be provided with an electronic resource package of checklists, templates and other resources that you need to competently and confidently plan successfully events.

An illustrious list of guest speakers, venue tours and practical applications will provide you with the learning you need. Whether you are looking for the foundation skills and knowledge for a career change or you are in an event role and want to ensure you have solid foundations then the ‘Certificate in Event and Wedding Planning’ is the course for you.

Who is it for?
This course is designed for current practitioners who are looking to formalise their qualifications or update their skills. It is also designed for those individuals who are looking to fast track into event management or wedding planning but do not have the time or money to dedicate to a full-time degree.

Course outline

  • The event & wedding Industry – trends and structure
  • The business of events and wedding management
  • Event career opportunities and trends
  • Event feasibility analysis
  • Setting goals and objectives
  • Setting criteria for event success
  • Licences and permits
  • Project management
  • Identifying risk, assessing risk and managing risk
  • Preparing a risk assessment for events/weddings
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Venues and locations
  • Conducting venue site inspections, evaluations
  • Set ups and calculations
  • Contracting accommodation and food and beverage
  • Conducting venue research
  • Conducting menu and wine tastings
  • Theming and décor
  • Event coordination
  • Event project management
  • Creating event timelines
  • Working with checklists
  • Developing Itineraries/production schedules/ running orders/writing scrips
  • Managing performers
  • Developing and managing budgets
  • Revenue generation and fundraising
  • Contracting events services
  • Types of event suppliers
  • Sourcing and selecting suppliers
  • Basics of contracting
  • Coordinating and monitoring supplier activities

The Wedding Industry

  • The role and scope of wedding consultancy
  • Aptitude for wedding and event planning
  • Services provided by a wedding planner
  • Consumerism and the mediated construction of weddings
  • Weddings and culture
  • Tourism and destination weddings
  • The Wedding: vision, budgets and timelines, checklists
  • Food and beverage management
  • Wedding attire and bridal party
  • Order of the day/ceremony
  • Traditions and etiquette
  • Popular wedding themes
  • Wedding protocol
  • Attire and bridal party
  • Managing guest lists, seating plans, invitations and RSVPs
  • Managing gift registries and gift identification
  • Participating in, and conducting tastings
  • Planning the ceremony
  • Planning the reception
  • Wedding day scheduling
  • Contingency planning
  • Wedding and event planner responsibilities
  • Working with wedding venues
  • Venue selection criteria
  • Conducting venue viewings
  • Room and table lay-outs
  • Decor and table design
  • Outdoor locations
  • Wedding services
  • Catering
  • Wedding suppliers- cakes, catering, music, florists, photographers, DJs, entertainment
  • Designers and decor
  • Photographers and videographers
  • Cars and limousines
  • Coaches and busses
  • Accommodation
  • Bridal party wear
  • Sales Skills
  • Building a client profile
  • Selling techniques
  • Client Management
  • Setting up your wedding/event business

For further information on this course contact:

Wendy Sealy
w.sealy@chi.ac.uk
Mobile: (+44) 07884088577
Office:  (+44) 01243 8163404

Practical Event Management

Course start dates 

  • Sept 2019 to July 2020
  • Sept 2020 to July 2021                                       

Course duration: 1 year (Sept - July)

Course Tutor: Wendy Sealy and guest speakers

Course hours: Evenings – 6.00-8.30pm

Course venue: Tech Park, Bognor Regis campus

Certificate: Certificate in Practical Event Management

Assessment: Live event delivery

Awarded by: University of Chichester

Level: Level 4 certificate

Price: £1200.00 + VAT

Min/max group size: 6 - 10 persons

Includes: Course materials, free parking, and cost of event kit

Highlights

  • Expert tuition from industry professionals
  • Interactive learning
  • Small classes
  • Site visits
  • Practical ‘live’ delivery of an event

Course overview

The aims of this course are twofold, the first being to provide students with the opportunity to implement a live event that meets local district council standards & regulations and one that can withstand SAG scrutiny. The course is based on student self-directed activities supported with on-demand tutorials at key points of the event implementation process.  You will plan an event based on the brief and specification of a client.

At the end of this course, students would have implemented a medium-scale event at a venue, which should give them the confidence to undertake any event management role in any organisation. In addition, you will gain experience in client management and an appreciation of the legislative and regulatory framework that governs the event industry in the UK. Persons who have practical experience in staging and delivering live event is the preferred choice of event employers.

Course outline

  • Site arrival, perimeter demarcation, security, site mark-out
  • Client management
  • Production Schedule Build-Up application - Managing the load-in – logistical discipline and control
  • Teamwork and leadership styles, management and culture training
  • Communication, chain of command and delegation
  • Supplier management
  • Security and crowd control
  • Risk management
  • Staff and stewardship debrief: visitor service, transport and support service operations, last-minute checks and contingency plans
  • Welcoming of visitors, recording visitor data. Visitor-flow management and staff distribution at key points
  • Trouble-shooting on site
  • Stopping the event and dealing with visitor exit flow
  • Physical de-rig and management of breakdown schedule
  • Admin and contract acquittal. Paying of staff, and suppliers (if relevant)
  • Marketing and legacies, internal and external communications
  • Site hand-over and restoration of the site/venue

For further information on this course contact:

Wendy Sealy
w.sealy@chi.ac.uk
Mobile: (+44) 07884088577
Office:  (+44) 01243 8163404

Certificate in Managing New Managers

Course start dates 

  • 22 July 2019
  • 24 September 2019
  • 11 July 2020
  • 13 August 2020              

Course duration: 1 day

Course Tutor: Paula Jenkins

Course hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Course venue: The Dome or Tech Park, Bognor Regis campus

Certificate: Certificate in Managing New Managers

Level: Level 4 certificate

Price: £ 160 + VAT

Includes: Coffee/light snacks, course materials, free parking

Highlights

  • Expert tuition from industry professionals
  • Interactive learning
  • Small classes
  • Site visits
  • Practical ‘live’ delivery of an event

Course overview

New Managers face common challenges when stepping up to this new role and can need the guidance and support of their line managers to make a successful transition. Even for the most confident and able contributor they can struggle as they settle into the increased responsibilities of their new role. Although for each individual the transition will be different there are some tried and tested approaches and techniques that can be very supportive in helping a new manager step up to the role. This course will equip you with some practical techniques and tips to provide the appropriate support to a new manager and further develop you as a good people manager so that you inspire new leaders as they make this critical transition.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed with people managers who have new managers within their direct reports who are looking for some practical ideas and techniques to enable their team members to make a successful transition to their first people management role.

Course outline

  • How to identify the unique challenges of your new managers
  • Know who you are managing and their individual perspectives
  • Setting expectations
  • Having a transitioning strategy
  • Communication
  • Establishing communication guidelines
  • Giving feedback
  • Providing appropriate support
  • Coaching and development
  • Modelling behaviour and cultivating the right conditions to help them succeed
  • Further developing own skills as a competent leader

For further information on this course contact:

Paula Jenkins
paula.jenkins@chi.ac.uk
Mobile:(+44) 07780 436059
Office:  (+44) 01243 812048

Certificate in the Essentials of HRM

Course start dates 

  • 14 - 19 July 2019
  • 27 – 30 August 2019
  • 27 - 30 July 2020
  • 27 - 30 August 2020

Course duration: 4 days 

Course Tutor: Paula Jenkins and guest speaker

Course hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Course venue: The Dome or Tech Park, Bognor Regis campus

Certificate: Certificate in the Essentials of HRM

Level: Level 4 certificate

Price: £550 + VAT

Includes: Coffee/light snacks, course materials, free parking

Highlights

  • Expert tuition from HRM practitioners and academics
  • Interactive learning
  • Practical training
  • Small classes
  • Advice on how start and develop your career in HR

Course overview

Human resource management is an increasingly important area of business management and getting the people management processes and practices right is crucial to business success. This course will equip you with the HR knowledge and skills to develop a career in HR or as a good people manager. You will be taught by HR professionals who have a wealth of experience to share with you.

Practical sessions in how to design an HR process in a key HR practice will be included and you will be provided with tools and resource examples so that you can develop HR processes and practices independently.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for line managers who are looking to formalise their experience with a qualification or HR practitioners who would like to update their knowledge and skills. It is also suitable for those individuals who may be considering HR as a career and would like a short course to see if it could be the right area of business for them.

Course outline

The HR professional

  • The business of HR
  • HR career opportunities and trends

HR key practices:

Resourcing

  • Workforce planning
  • Recruitment and selection
  • On-boarding new joiners
  • The end of probation

Performance management

  • Traditional and contemporary approaches
  • Performance management systems
  • The role of the line manager and HR
  • The outcomes of effective performance management

Reward

  • Different approaches to Reward
  • Motivation and employee performance
  • The potential benefits of the reward process
  • Key considerations in area of Reward

Employee Development

  • How people learn
  • Learning and development at work
  • Creating a learning intervention

For further information on this course contact:

Paula Jenkins
paula.jenkins@chi.ac.uk
Mobile:(+44) 07780 436059
Office:  (+44) 01243 812048

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Leading and Managing People

Course start dates 

  • 29 July - 1 August 2019

  • 14 July - 16 July 2020

Course duration: 3 days

Course Tutor: Paula Jenkins and guest speaker

Course hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Course venue: The Dome or Tech Park, Bognor Regis campus

Certificate: Certificate in The Fundamentals of Leading and Managing People

Level: Level 4 certificate

Price: £450 + VAT

Includes: Coffee/light snacks, course materials, free parking

Highlights

  • Expert tuition from people managers and academics
  • Interactive learning
  • Small classes
  • Personal advice on development your management style

Course overview

The ability to lead a team and manage people is essential to business success and most people at some point in their career will be asked to lead and manage a group of people. This practical course will develop your awareness of what is different about managing people and provide knowledge about the roles, responsibilities and skills of a manager. There will also be guidance on how you can start to develop your own management style by exploring and gaining greater understanding of how you view the world and how this will influence your approach to people management. The course will introduce you to the specific tools and techniques to manage the day to day and to motivate individuals and teams to give great performance and for how to handle performance issues.

Who is this course for?

This practical course is for anyone who is new to people management at a supervisory or junior management level. It is also suitable for those individuals who aspire to manage people in future and would like to know more about what it involves.

Course outline

Leader versus manager

  • The roles and responsibilities of a manager

Management styles

Different approaches to the management of people

  • Developing my management style-exploring my view of the world
  • The psychology of people management
  • The psychological contract
    • Motivation
    • The lessons from neuro science and behavioural science
    • Positive psychology

Skills, tools and techniques for the day to day management of people

  • Giving direction and setting goals
  • Instruction giving
  • Delegating
  • Influencing and persuasion
  • Planning and Organising
  • Decision making

Managing the Team

  • The nature of teams- what makes a great team?
  • Bringing a team together
  • Working collaboratively for high performance
  • Handling conflict

Managing Individual Performance

  • Encouraging high performance
  • Dealing with performance issues

Managing and Taking People Through Change

  • The change process and individuals
  • My role in change management

For further information on this course contact:

Paula Jenkins
paula.jenkins@chi.ac.uk
Mobile:(+44) 07780 436059
Office:  (+44) 01243 812048

SUMMER COURSES TERMS & CONDITIONS

Terms and Conditions
1.1 Courses are open to anyone aged eighteen (18) and over
1.2 To book a place please complete the Booking Form and pay online
1.3 You will receive an email with joining instructions 3 weeks before the start date.

Our Rights and Obligations
2.1  We will make every effort to run courses as advertised. However, we reserve the right to make changes to any course in order to ensure that they are up to date and in accordance with current best practice.
2.2  We reserve the right to cancel or suspend any course. If this is the case, you will be informed by email and given a full refund.

Your Rights and Obligations
3.1 Please bring your joining instructions with you at the start of the course.
3.2 You must notify us of  any changes in your registration details including your name, address, telephone number and/ or email address
3.3 You agree to act with courtesy, consideration and integrity towards the University staff  and other students. We reserve the right to terminate the contract with you and remove you from the course in circumstances where your conduct is deemed to be unfit or unsuitable or damaging to the University of Chichester or its reputation. If you are removed from the course in accordance with this clause,  we will not refund any sums paid by you towards the course.
3.4  We will endeavour to cater for special diets due to medical reasons. You must provide details on your booking form if you have any dietary requirements or require any special assistance.
3.5 Recordings (audio or video) are not permitted during training sessions - however copies of presentations and additional resources will be provided electronically following your course (shared via drop box.)
3.6 We take the health and safety of our course participants seriously and delegates must follow any health and safety procedures as advised by the University of Chichester, their facilitators, transport officials or venues visited. Failure to do so, may result in the delegate’s removal from the course.

Provision of a University of Chichester Certificate requires 100% attendance. Participants who are unable to achieve the required attendance (i.e. due to illness or emergency) will be provided with a Statement of Participation for subject areas they were able to attend.

Payment and Changes
4.1 You must pay the course fee at the time of booking. After you have paid in full you will be emailed a confirmation.

Invoices
4.2 If you wish to request an invoice to make payment for your course, please email us. For invoice payments- please note that bookings are not confirmed until payment has been received.
Payments can also be made by bank transfer. Please contact us for bank details

Changes to the Course
5.1 The University of Chichester reserves the right to make material changes to the tutor, venue, time, date or content of the course up to fourteen (14) days before the advertised start date of the course. If you have already booked onto the course, you will be notified in writing of such changes.

5.2 Changes to the course are normally made for one or more of the following reasons:
* To ensure course content is current, reflects best practice and incorporates new developments
* To improve and enhance your experience or incorporate changes based upon feedback.

Cancellation of the Course by the University of Chichester
6.1 The University of Chichester  reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised course date if:
6.2 An insufficient number of bookings are received for the course which means the student experience cannot be guaranteed
6.3 For any reason the University of Chichester does not or will not have the appropriate teaching and learning resources to deliver the course
If you have booked onto a course which is cancelled by the university, we shall notify you in writing of any cancellation and you may request either:
* A course transfer
* A full refund

Course Transfer
7.1 You may transfer your booking to an alternative published course, providing there is a place available on that course. Your request to transfer must be received at least six (6) weeks prior to the course start date of the original course unless a shorter period applies.
7.2 An administration charge of £25.00 will apply for transfers however if the University of Chichester cancels a course and you wish to transfer, all transfers under such circumstances will be free.
7.3 If you wish to cancel your booking, please inform us by email as soon as possible. You may cancel your booking at any time but a full refund will only be payable if you cancel more than 30 days before the course starts.

Refund Policy
8.1 Refunds shall be made in full only if you cancel more than 30 days before the start of the course. Refunds will be made using the same method of payment you used for the initial transaction.
8.2  Refunds will not be issued due to failure to attend all or any part of the course for any reason including (without limitation) ill health within the 30 days cancellation deadline.
8.3 You will not be entitled to a refund of any course fees if we terminate this contract due to your breach of any of our terms and conditions
8.4 International delegates are responsible for their own visa arrangements. We are sorry but we cannot provide advice on visa requirements as each person and country situation varies. Please visit gov.uk for guidance. Let us know if you require any letters to facilitate your visa application. We cannot refund course fees because your visa was denied unless this request is made more than 30 days before the course starts.
8.5 For clarity, we do not refund other costs incurred by the student including accommodation or travel expenses. If you are travelling to the UK for your course, we recommend considering appropriate travel insurance and checking carefully the cancellation terms of your accommodation and transport carriers.
8.5 We reserve the right to change the course content, host venue, site visits, catering and facilitators in exigent circumstances. Replacement arrangements will be made to similar standards.
8.6 After booking and paying online, a confirmation letter/email will be emailed to you, along with your course joining instructions.