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Performing, Production & Live Events - Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment

Music and Performing Arts

Course ID: 172917

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Perfect for students who wish to pursue a career in Music, Theatre, Performing Arts.
  • Our course is led by dedicated and experienced Musicians, Theatre Technicians and Media Professionals.
  • Develop your Maths and English skills.
  • Progress to higher level education courses in this subject area.
  • Level 1 Diploma.
  • Study in an inclusive and respectful learning environment.
  • Access support and guidance from our passionate teaching team.

What to expect from the course

This course is the perfect first step towards a career in any of the Creative Industries of Music, Theatre, Performing Arts. If you have dreamt of performing at music gigs, in a theatre.
This newly developed course is Liverpool’s only fully integrated performance Industries program of study. The course is specifically designed for anyone who want to develop practical and theatrical skills across Music, Performing Arts.

Led by a team of Musicians, Theatre Technicians, this program aims to introduce you to the fast-paced environment of live events in the Creative Industry sector. You will learn the business of the performance Industries and have the option to select a specific sector to work within (options are Music, Performing Arts ). By the end of the course, you will understand the different jobs roles in the sector.. The study program will also allow you to develop your English and Maths skills throughout taught sessions in these subjects.

Successful completion of the course will give you the opportunity to progress onto a related course in Music Performance, Music Technology, Acting, Dance, Production Arts or Media.


Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment - Performing Arts

Why study with us?

- New fully integrated course at our newly refurbished Arts Centre Campus.
- Develop industry ready skills across a range of areas - theatre, music technology, broadcasting, film and TV, backstage and beyond.

Students who have studied within Media, Music and Performing Arts have progressed to Higher Education within the College but also:
- Toured with Theatre companies included Cirque du Soleil and London's West End.
- Become senior writers for Liverpool Echo
- Grammy nominated for directing
- Set up their own Theatre/Dance Companies across the country
- Gained employment in Theatres across the country including London's Royal Court, Liverpool Empire and Palace Theatre Manchester

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Successful completion of the course will give you the opportunity to progress onto a related higher level education course in Music Performance, Music Technology, Acting, Dance, Production Arts or Media.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £33,958.60 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 1287.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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