You may remember a while ago I told you all that I was offered an opportunity to take part in a course with NCC Home Learning. After searching through their hundreds of courses I decided the best one for me would be to do a wedding planner course.
Well I am now updating you to say that I have done it!! I am now a level 3 qualified Wedding Planner and I am incredibly excited about what the future will hold. I am so excited that now I have a platform to really get myself a career, not only will I have a career but it will be something that I truly enjoy. I have always loved throwing parties or putting things on for special occasions and now I have the opportunity to do it as not only a job but also a business and one that I hope will grow and become successful
I was unwell yesterday and had to cancel my plans so figured it would be the perfect time to finish the course and try to cheer myself up by passing the exam. You can read about my illness and how it an flare up here.
The course itself was very easy to follow, you are sent your log in details and then you can work through it all at your own pace. This particular course involved a lot of reading and taking in certain details so it was quite easy to find the time to work my way through the modules. Gareth even commented how quickly I was getting through them but I don’t think he realised that I was reading a module here and there whilst working on my blog.
Personally I would have loved there to be more practical things to do that I had to send off to be marked and gain feedback on. Maybe book a mock wedding with a mock couple and go through all the different scenarios. However I did find the course incredibly interesting and didn’t realise how many of the little things I didn’t actually know. For example did you know that the cake is supposed to be cut between the main and the dessert and then handed out to guests with teas/coffees at the end of the meal and the rest cut up and put on a plate for the reception guests? Nope neither did I!
Where will I go from here?
Having this new qualification is going to open up some incredible doors for me and I fully intend on making the most of my new knowledge. All my life I have tried to have a career of some sort. I have looked into several options and it has never quite worked out. I did do incredibly well in catering but then I had my children and my career got lost also I found working in restaurants very hard work for very little in return. Not great wages and a lot of stress. Now don’t get me wrong I am very good at handling stress, I have 5 children for a start so stress is something that can come quite often but I like to know that my hard work has been appreciated and often in the catering industry there isn’t a great deal of appreciation. Saying that I was extremely good at what I did (even if I do say so myself)
Exciting news already!!!
Gareth knows somebody who actually owns his own events company and has asked him if I can shadow him on a few events to get a feel for things and so I can pick up any hints or tips before I start to set up my own business and amazingly he was more than happy to help so I will be joining him at a wedding and at a couple of wedding fayres which is fantastic and so exciting!
My plans for the future involve spending the next 6 – 8 months building up a portfolio and really learning the ins and outs of the wedding industry, approaching venues and asking them if I can voluntarily do work for them to gain the experience from all angles.
If you are a hotel or wedding venue or anything at all to do with the planning of weddings and would like to help me to gain some experience by letting me shadow you or even do some voluntary work for you then please do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org or via my work with us page and I will be very grateful for the insight and experience.
Thank you NCC Home LEarning
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me this opportunity and also creating a new passion inside of me and a doorway to being the creative person that I am.
I failed the exam the first time due to not really taking in all of the information properly but by failing it made me really pay attention and take in the right information so I think it was a good thing.
I would highly recommend a course with NCC , it is excellent, In fact I am considering doing another event management course to further my exciting upcoming business.
Thank you for reading
- NCC Home learning gave me the opportunity to take part in a course of my choosing in exchange for an honest review. all thoughts and feelings about the course are completely my own.