IPC Academy is committed to excellence in event education. This is our passion whatever our audience and wherever our courses are delivered. At IPC Academy we blend together the hands-on experience our faculty have gained over years in the events industry with a systematic focus on learning objectives. This enables us to confidently assist our participants to take on and master new challenges within the events industry. We invite you to read more about our approach, our vision and values and our people. Each of these are integral to our core mission: excellence in event education.
IPC’s event management training courses are designed to support event students and existing industry professionals further their knowledge and skills, at whatever level they may be. While all events are by their nature different and there is no set formula for success, we believe there are 4 core elements which must be ‘balanced’ according to the specific objectives of the event. These are: creative flair, operational excellence and commercial acumen.
Our Training Programmes
At IPC Academy, we invest significant time and resources to develop training programmes of the highest quality, and identify the most expert tutors to teach them. We monitor our performance in delivery and care about every detail, as the best event professionals do themselves. Events depend on a complete experience, from the pre-departure information to the marketing build-up, the welcome at the door to the main feature, the quality of the drinks to the attitude of the staff… excellence is key across all areas, and requires expertise and motivation at every level. Would you settle for anything less than excellence?
Why Study Events
Working in events requires such a wide variety of practical skills that some ask whether it is better to just get started in a job as quickly as possible, and learn through doing. At IPC Academy, we agree! But the challenge is in finding that first position, gaining the trust of an event employer who wants to see results from their team, and quickly. Event teams take many risks, but rarely in their recruitment of staff.
IPC aims to give all those who attend our programmes a relentlessly practical experience, ensuring they leave ready to hit the ground running and helping them secure that all-important first role.
We also believe that whilst the day-to-day challenges of working in events can shape any experienced team member into an even more efficient professional in their role, expanding their skill sets, or nurturing them to progress in their career and competence can be next to impossible amidst the task-heavy nature of the industry. IPC seeks to offer existing professionals an intensive stretching experience on our higher-level event management courses, opening up new skills and abilities to provide an opportunity to take the next step in their careers.
Even if you are not sure whether your career lies in the world of events, it can be a very solid stepping stone into many different careers. Business awareness, teamwork, creativity and problem solving are all sharpened through the planning and delivery of events, and are key in terms of employability. IPC’s training courses help students recognise these skills in themselves, and understand how they can be applied and transferred into any number of different sectors. You can learn more about this on the Why events page.