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Live Events Production Subsidiary/Extended Diploma Level 3 at City College Plymouth

Course description

The study programme is designed specifically for the next generation of creative, managerial and technical personnel interested in working in theatre, corporate, conference, music and live events or anything in between! The programme aims to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment, higher education or other avenues of progression. You will be working on set, building stage, designing and rigging lights, engineering sound and performing stage management operations in a wide range of settings inside and outside of College. We are fully committed to providing you with a first class education and industry relevant experience. This two year programme is made up of bite-sized chunks that each gives you a recognised qualification. 

Course content

You will study a range of subjects including :

  • sound production
  • lighting production
  • event management
  • production design
  • audio visual design
  • technical operation
  • set construction
  • career management.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

Entry requirements

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths), although relevant experience will also be considered if you do not have these qualifications.  


There are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout each stage. This will include projects ongoing work, practice routines, tests and evaluation. Functional skills, or GCSE English/maths will also be assessed if appropriate. 

Future opportunities

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • a foundation degree in live sound at the College
  • a foundation degree or BA (Hons) degree in event production or event management
  • a higher diploma at a recognised drama school
  • employment in the industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Plymouth directly.

Last updated date: 26 February 2016

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