Community Education and Training Services

UK Registered Charity No.: 269681. Est. 1975.

UK Registered Learning Provider. Department for Education and Skills Registration No.:10006844


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Name of Project/Course

Perform and Learn


To assist adults, who are entering and thinking of entering the music industry to focus on essentials, like writing for gain, performance, studio work, marketing, contracts, time-keeping, confidence building, basic business plan, principles of self-employment, VAT, insurance, health and safety, registering as a business, opening a business bank account and managing finance. Support with life skills where needed.

Target groups

Community artists, age 18-25, but not exclusively, who need basic management structured support to realise their natural talents to become semi-professional and having a better understanding of the Performing Arts Industry .

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Based initially at the Priory Community Centre, but easily duplicated and operated at any suitable local venue



How long & What time

2.5 hours per session, including live practises, by students over 12 week period. Flexible time tables – during the days, evenings and weekends, where appropriate . Roll on programme


Participants would have known the basic and professional working of the Entertainment Industry of his/her interest.  They would have a choice to perform in the presence of other participants and members of the public at open sessions. They would have been able to approach recording studios with a better knowledge of general expectations, They will have been able to understand working principles of assessing needs, planning, applying agreed objectives and put in place systems of assessing their strengths and weaknesses, including marketing their products. They would have been aware of legal requirements and  confident in managing their finances

Levels of Qualification, if any

Level 1 and 2 or Certificate of Attendance, where appropriate


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Comments—formal/informal learning. Student/Lecture led, etc.

Formal and informal. Course work, assessments, performing workshops and lectures

Additional Information

1. Flexible time tables – during the days, evenings and weekends, where appropriate

2. Most of the target groups may not individually afford tuition fees. They may have to be funded by the LA and or other funders.

3. Life skills training will be offered to those who are shown to be in need

4. All workshops and courses are facilitated by individuals suitably qualified and experienced in their relevant fields.

5. Amount referred to target figures during 12 months period


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