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Live Events Production

Course Code: UF9006

Level: 4
Subject area: Performing Arts, Music & Live Events
Awarding body: Pearson
Qualification: Higher National Certificate
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Can you see yourself designing, managing and coordinating a live event? Whether you want to specialise in music, theatre or corporate events, this exciting HNC will teach you everything you need to know about this vibrant and creative industry, with practical training that leads to a nationally-recognised qualification.

We’ll provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in a thriving industry. The course will focus on the creative craft, technologies and professional practices of live events for a variety of productions. From event design and construction of the application of advanced digital event technologies, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge you need to enter the events production industry.

Your tutors will be professionals who have extensive industry experience and knowledge. You’ll develop your craft through practical assignments underpinned by a solid grounding in production theory, industry knowledge and business skills.

What you'll learn

This course involves the following subjects:

  • creative arts professional practice
  • creative arts research skills
  • applied contemporary performance practice
  • lighting design for live performance
  • lighting operation for live performance
  • performing arts facilities management
  • performing arts rigging
  • productions skills for performance.
Entry requirements

We accept applications from those who have 32 UCAS points from on A Level, a Level 3 BTEC or equivalent qualification.

You will need to have a passion for the arts and, ideally, previous performance experience.

Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.


You will be continually assessed throughout each stage of the course. This will include projects, ongoing production work, practical assessment and evaluation.

What's next?

On successful completion you may be able to progress to a level 6 top-up degree at a university, or benefit from enhanced employment opportunities in the industry.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.


Course Code: UF9006

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £6950

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.