BTEC L3 Extended Diploma Technical Events Production
If you have a strong interest in events, in particular the technical and ‘backstage’ roles, and are considering higher-level study, such as a Foundation Degree, HND or Degree course, or you wish to gain specialist vocational skills to improve your employability, then the Level 3 Technical Events Production course is for you. The qualification is nationally recognised and is equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels.
What will I be doing?
Delivered in the first-rate facilities at Confetti, in conjunction with key venues and festivals around Nottingham, including Rock City and Splendour, you’ll learn about running an event by actually running events. You’ll work on the planning, production and delivery of events and shows throughout the year, with an emphasis on the technical skills and knowledge. Through practical and hands-on experience you’ll learn all the skills you need to get a job in events production, covering stage sound, technical maintenance, lighting, scene construction, installation, special effects and stage management. We’ll also give you the know-how on how the industry works so you’ll gain valuable business insight on areas such as contracts, working freelance, communication, finances, legal and managing your own project from start to finish, as well as learning about the history and development of events.
How do I get onto the course?
You need to have 5 GCSEs at grade A-C (or equivalent), including English and Maths, and an interest in events production. Some technical experience with audio-visual equipment would be helpful. If you are interested, please contact us to arrange an interview.
How do I pass the course?
You are continuously assessed throughout the course, and are required to complete a series of practical and theoretical projects and assignments, including practical assessments to make sure you have the skills that the industry is looking for.
How long is the course?
Two academic years, starting in September.
Where will it be held?
Based at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, Nottingham, and various key venues in and around the city.
How much does it cost?
Students aged 16-18 on entry to the course are not required to pay course fees. Means-tested funding may be available to adults on some benefits and can be based on previous qualifications. This is dealt with on a case-by-case basis. For finance enquiries, please contact the Education Support Team on 0115 993 2323.
What can I do next?
Achieving a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma will enable you to progress into Higher Education, for example an FdSc or BSc course or give you a good start in your events career.