Skip to Main Content

Live Sound Engineering & Event Managment (Production for Production Arts) - BTEC National Certificate

Level 3
Location: Broadwater campus

What qualifications/experience do I need?

Qualifications Required:
Four GCSEs at grade A*-C or BTEC First Diploma or Level 2 qualification or Higher Diploma in a relevant subject.

Experience Required:
No experience is required.

Interview: Yes

What will I study?

This two year course is designed for students interested in the live sound engineering, lighting, projection, staging, technical and management of all forms of music and entertainments events including gigs, festivals, club and theatre performances. You will be working in our state-of-the-art studio complex, learning live sound engineering and production techniques, The Northbrook Theatre for staging and lighting and also local venues in support of College bands and events. You will also study Health & Safety and the business and legal side of the music industry. The course aims to assist you in developing your career, how to identify opportunities and secure employment.

The Certificate is the equivalent of two A Levels and carries the equivalent UCAS points.

Modules include:
- Production workshop
- Production planning
- Production for theatre performance
- Technical stage operations
- Temporary stage electrical installation
- Stage sound design
- Live sound for the stage
- Stage sound operations
- Stage lighting design
- Stage lighting operations
- Performing arts events management

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of assignments linked to the course units. The methods of assessment vary from unit to unit but all include practical elements and there are no exams except for short Key Skill tests. Other modes of assessment include gigs, workshops, events, recordings, rehearsals, written work and presentations.

What can I do afterwards?

All successful students can apply for entry to Northbrook's own National Diploma Courses or for those with sufficient UCAS points Foundation Degree courses and Degrees in the Music and Theatre department. Students also apply to many other specialist courses at universities or music schools or find work in the music and entertainment industry.


Complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

Admissions Office
Northbrook College
Freepost 975
Littlehampton Road
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form

Further Details

If you would like further information about this course or any other courses offered by Northbrook College please contact 0845 155 60 60