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Title: Events and Venue Technician T Level

Pathway: Performing Arts

Available Study Options:
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Study Option

There are currently no other study options available for this course.

What will I study?

This T Level course aims is to prepare students for progression to employment or further study in the occupational specialism of Events and Venue Technician. Students will have 80% in college and 20% on the job with a significant industry placement included in the course.

The content of the course builds students skills and knowledge required to be a competent and effective employee or to become self employed in the Events and Venues Industry. A primary focus on the skills required for technical roles in theatre and music events and venues.

The T Level develops technical skills such as;

  • Generating ideas for client briefs using lighting, sound, set design and construction for varied events.
  • Project and production methodology and management from start to finish from the planning, production, directing and performers, stage crew and technicians.
  • Using industry equipment and technology safely
  • Applying health and safety requirements for venues and productions demonstrating this through live project work and employer set briefs.
  • Use data and information to analyse create solutions for technical work.
  • Professional methods to present and communication plans and design work using industry standard software.

Learning will be a blend of theoretical learning with practical application through projects, employer briefs and exciting challenges that will inspire and encourage students to build a portfolio of experience and design work. Students will be using their independence, analytical and critical reflective skills to research and develop their ideas and outcomes using traditional and innovative technology. Exciting project themes will encourage students to become sustainable practitioners with a sound understanding of business practice. Students will gain an understanding of the behaviours required to become a success in the events industry.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment involves externally set projects where students will ask student develop a substantial body of work in response to an employer set brief. Occupational specialist assignments will ask students to research, develop and reflect on other practitioners and the industry to create their own fashion designs and outcomes. The first year sees students complete two written examinations based on the core content. The exams will ask students to demonstrate, apply and analyse their knowledge and their understanding of the events industry, using written and mathematical application. A successful industry placement will support a student learning and competence concerning business practice and the expectations and wider considerations that are an integral part of the events industry.

What will this lead to?

Students can progress to entry roles in the Events industry. They can also progress to related higher education courses and higher technical qualifications. Such as a BA Hons Technical Theatre and Stage Management. There is a high demand for event and theatre technicians and considerable opportunities for students wishing to enter this industry.

Job roles include

  • Theatre Technician
  • Set Designer
  • Events venue manager
  • Festival Events Technician
  • Stage Crew
  • Sound engineer
  • Lighting engineer

Entry requirements

Entry Level Courses : 
Skills for Life & Work 
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.  
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND). 

Skills & Employability  
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3  

Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.  

T Level 
Minimum of 4 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 4 or above. 
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Science subject.


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If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may be eligible for funding towards your course fees. It will depend on your personal circumstances and will be discussed at enrolment. You will be asked to bring documentation with you when you are invited to enrol.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will get the course for free.
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