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Skills Bootcamp for Live Events

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Kickstart your career in Live Events! Learn practical and organisation skills which will help you find a career in the live events industry, helping you get that dream job on a festival site on a global world tour! 

Course details

Course provider: Academy of Live Technology (Formerly Backstage Academy)

Eligibility: You must live in West Yorkshire and must be aged 19 or older:

  • on or before 31st August 2023 for Skills Bootcamps starting between 01 April 2024 and 31st July 2024
  • on or before 31st August 2024 for Skills Bootcamps starting between 01 August 2024 and 31st March 2025.

You must not be in full time education and not received DFE funding in this financial year. 

Industry: Creative Industries

Start dates: 20/11/2023

Duration: 12 Weeks

Venue: 1 Production Park, Wakefield. 2 The Piece Hall, Halifax. 

Overview/summary of training

A 12-week, event production focused course enabling students to work hands on with equipment and digital technologies used in the live events world. During the course, students will be trained by experienced professionals to deliver a high level of training. By the end of the course, learners will have been trained in best practice within the core aspects of a live event, such as sound, lighting, rigging, and staging, enabling them skills to be able to work safely and effectively within an event team environment. 



Induction & Intro Session 

Introduction To Event Production 

Logistics & Planning 

Event Safety Passport 

Overhead Rigging / Rigging Installation 

Intro into Audio 

Intro into lighting & Focus 

Intro into Video 

Review Week & Independent learning 

Stage Design & Load in Session 

Rehearsals & Live Performance 

De-Rig & Load Out 

Portfolio & Interview Preparation 



This course is suitable for everyone, there are no pre-requisites. 

It should be noted that this course is delivered in English, and as such a translator would be required if you do not speak and read English.  This is not provided. 


What next?

  • Further learning through a degree or additional courses 
  • An entry level position on a crew or festival/event site. 
  • An entry level position in a touring company. 
  • An entry level position in a specialism company (i.e., lighting, sound, etc.) 

A freelance career in the creative industries or a permanent position. 


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