FAQ's

  • Fees:
    Fees for the Production and Technology Course are £5495 payable in advance and non refundable once the student has commenced study. On signing up to the course a deposit of £150 is required, refundable against course fees.
  • Finance:
    Professional and Career Development Loans
    Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work).
    The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loans product.
    The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses.
    You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries.
    As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the Loan is right for you.
    For further information on financial assistance to support your learning visit, www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
    Our learning provider registration number is: 21008.
  • Entrance Qualifications:
    No formal qualifications are necessary for entrance. Entrance is by interview and is based on our assessment of interest and potential success. Applicants must be 18 years of age at the commencement of the course. Overseas students will be expected to have an IELTS average score of seven in English. Mature and post graduate students are welcome.
  • Applications:
    Please contact us by email or post us the application form HERE.
  • Award:
    On successful completion of the course the school awards a Certificate in Technical Production.
  • Contact Hours:
    During the training and project weeks the contact hours are in excess of 35 per week. During placements the contact hours with the placement provider are in excess of 30 per week. To get the most out of the placements students will be expected to follow the working pattern of the host organisation. This may involve evenings and weekends. During placements a member of the School staff will be in regular contact.
  • Equipment:
    Students will be expected to provide themselves with basic personal protective equipment which must include Steel Toecap shoes or boots and work gloves. Students will also need a basic toolkit, smart black clothing for work on shows and a laptop computer.
  • Insurance:
    Students will be required to join BECTU as new freelancers which will provide them with Public Liability Cover of up to five million pounds. Freelance work: The School must be consulted before any freelance work is accepted. Permission will be granted wherever possible.
  • Accommodation:
    The following web sites are useful for accommodation. www.lettingweb.com  http://www.pastures-new.co.uk/property/edinburgh
  • Patron:
    The School is delighted to have Francis Reid as our Patron. Francis is a veteran Lighting Designer, Lecturer and highly respected author of key texts on Lighting Design, Stage Crafts and Theatre.
  • Equal Opportunities:
    The Edinburgh School of Lighting and Sound does not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, creed, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or age.
  • Registration:
    The Edinburgh Lighting and Sound School Ltd.
    Company No. SC349415
    UKRLP Registration 10037649