Performing Arts

Events and Venues Technician T Level

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course starts in September 2023. This is a two-year course.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths at grade 5 or above and three other GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

You will achieve

T Level (Technical Qualification) Events and Venues Technician

Course overview

This course will enable you to develop specific skills, techniques and knowledge that will lead you to employment within the live events industry. You will learn about planning and managing events in a range of venues, technical requirements, including the use of various sound and lighting equipment, stage operations and running live productions and health and safety requirements.

The programme provides an excellent mix between theoretic knowledge and practical skills and has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to meet industry needs.

Course content

You will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector including:

  • The creative economy
  • The individual in the creative industries
  • Cultural context and vocabulary
  • Audience and consumer needs
  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • Professional standards and conduct in the workplace
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
  • Research skills
  • Project methodology and administration
  • Continued professional development

You will be assessed via coursework and examinations.

You will also complete an employer-set project to assess the core knowledge learnt during the first year of the programme, including demonstrating all stages of the production process.

You will require a basic PPE kit. Your tutor will advise you how to get this.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

The course will give you a route into a variety of careers within the sector including:

  • Studio sound engineer
  • Audio visual technician
  • Live sound engineer
  • Stagehand
  • Lighting technician
  • Broadcast engineer

Alternatively, you could undertake further study including Higher Technical Qualifications, Higher or degree-level apprenticeships or a university-level course.

How much does the course cost?

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Events and Venues Technician T Level

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