Performing arts

There are two distinct roles on the performing arts traineeship – music production assistant and performer – working with the college’s touring rock band.

Music production includes training in setting up lighting rigs and sound equipment, maintaining instruments, producing albums and developing artwork, while music performance concentrates on movement, stagecraft, singing and voice coaching. Both roles also include promotional work and merchandising, and fundraising activities.

Specialist support is essential for these trainees as a significant portion of the programme will be delivered on the road with the band. Risk assessment and safeguarding will be at the forefront of planning to ensure the safest possible learning environment.

Mandatory assessment

It is a mandatory requirement that each potential trainee has a thorough, detailed and individualised assessment with ESPA College prior to any offer of a traineeship.

Dedicated team of specialist staff

The traineeship scheme employs a dedicated team of autism specialist management, teaching and support staff from ESPA College to facilitate best practice.

To enquire about the Specialist Traineeship Scheme contact Allison Hardy or Mike Smith at ESPA College’s central admissions team: or (0191) 510 2611.

Download our Specialist Traineeships information leaflet here.

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