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Live Events and Content Creation (T-Prep Foundation Programme)

Course Code: TPMBP
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Various days and times between Monday and Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

What's it all about?

Are you ready to join the exciting world of media, broadcast, and production? This dynamic and fast-paced industry is booming and is in high demand for talented technicians and designers to bring the magic of live events to life. Whether you’re a creative mind with a passion for music, theatre, and the arts, or an innovative problem solver who thrives under pressure, this course is perfect for you.  

This T-Prep Foundation Programme is an exciting new type of course for school leavers, specifically designed to give you the knowledge and skills that the businesses of today need.

Course information

A production manager, a sound engineer, a lighting designer or rigger – these are just some of the exciting jobs you can train for by enrolling on our Media, Broadcast and Production T-Prep Foundation Programme. You’ll learn the technical and creative skills needed to bring events and productions to life, and you’ll gain hands-on experience in the latest tools and technologies used in the industry.

There are endless opportunities waiting for you – from working in world-renowned theatres to bringing live music to life on cruise ships to being part of the magic at festivals, and more. The future is bright for events and venue technicians! So don’t wait, take your first step into the exciting world of media, broadcast, and production today!

You will develop core knowledge and understanding of:

  • the creative economy
  • cultural context
  • professional standards
  • proposals and project management.

This course also covers a range of skills and behaviours, including:

  • planning 
  • thinking critically
  • being creative
  • making decisions
  • communication
  • numeracy 
  • digital skills
  • becoming independent
  • developing your attention to detail
  • focus
  • being reflective.

In our experience, to be successful on this level of programme, you will need an appropriate functional level in English and maths to be able to fulfil the coursework requirements. 

You will need to have gained a grade 3 or above in English or level 1 functional skills in English.

Assessment will be through written and practical coursework, group work, presentations and analysis.

On successful completion of the T Level, you may progress to:

  • employment in a variety of jobs, for example, content creator, podcaster, digital marketer or content editor.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Actors, Entertainers and Presenters


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

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