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LIve events and Promotions Apprenticeships at DECAT & DMF Digital

Course description

Live Events and Promotion Live Events and Promotion at DMF Digital involves everything to do with putting on an event, from promoting the show, to staging it. Level 2 (Intermediate Level) apprentices will train in administrative and/or support roles including stage/venue crew support, event booking support and booking agent assistants. An Intermediate Level apprentice would work as Event Promotion Support Staff, covering publicity activities and contributing to the production and distribution of publicity for live events, assisting in the production of press releases and presenting live event ticket sales information. Level 3 (Advanced Level) apprentices train as music event officer and also undertake work as venue and stage crew. This involves undertaking activities to secure funding for a live event, support the licensing and permissions application processes, research and assess the appropriateness of venue, contribute to the preparation of contracts as well as the load in, breakdown and load out equipment for a live event, safely support the set up of the stage, instruments, sound and lighting for the live event.

Course content

DECAT & DMF Digital Developing careers in the Creative and Digital Industries Do you work with young people who want a career in the Creative Industries? DMF Digital is a partner organisation of the National Skills Academy (Creative and Cultural) and offers support advice and guidance for young people who want to work in the Creative and Digital Industries. We contribute to the Creative Choices website ( not only advertises national job vacancies but also details creative job profiles across all of the creative sectors. Opportunities with DMF Digital DMF Digital is an independent record label that develops artists in the modern music industry. The organisation runs showcases across the UK and also in New York and at South by South West in Texas. At DMF Digital, we have vacancies in Live Events and Promotion, working with Maida Vale and the O2 Academy and Music Business, signing and developing new artists. DMF Digital also offers apprentices to opportunity to set up their own independent subsidiary label which they can continue to run after the apprenticeship completes. DMF Digital also works with a network of employers across Sheffield City Region to offer Level 2 and 3 Creative apprenticeships and paid internships. The employers include Tramlines Festival, Sheffield Theatres, The Leadmill, Corporation, Site Gallery, Showroom/Workstation and Yorkshire Artspace. Apprenticeship Recruitment Apprentices are recruited after undertaking a pre apprenticeship programme which includes units on employability, functional skills and in certain cases the Arts Award. Should young people not be recruited to an apprenticeship, they can move to alternative provision at DECAT. DECAT have created a 'pipeline' to support young people to move from Level 1 qualifications through to either degree courses or apprenticeships / employment. Currently the DECAT pipeline includes: 14-16 yrs – Vocational Skills Music Tech Entry to Level 1 NCFE 16-19 yrs – Work Study Programme Music Tech Entry Level 1 BTEC 16+ - Music Tech BTEC National Diploma Level 2 16+ - Music Tech BTEC National Diploma Level 3 16+ - Music Business Arts Award, Bronze, Silver and Gold Award

Further information

All DECAT BTEC programmes and DMF Digital Apprenticeships offer additional support with functional skills (English and Mathematics) for students who have not achieved A-C GSCEs. Additional support with employability and ICT is also available.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 December 2014

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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Frank Wilkes
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0114 256 2289