Academy of Live Technology (formerly Backstage Academy) Training Ltd was established in July 2009, taking its first cohort of students in 2011. As a privately funded organisation, we bridge the gap between industry and education. As a centre of excellence for education & technical training, we specialise in degree courses and bespoke training programmes for students, industry professionals and community groups.

With Production Park Ltd. as our parent company, we are part of a group of dynamic industry-leading companies on Europe’s first live events campus. 

Since our inception in 2011 to August 2021, we have delivered University of Bolton degrees under franchise. From September 2021, the Academy became a registered provider with the Office for Students, validated by the University of Bolton. Over the next few years, we aim to continue this journey and apply for New Degree Awarding Powers (NDAPS). 

Policies & Procedures

Academy of Live Technology Council

The Academy of Live Technology Council is the overarching governing body for the Academy of Live Technology. It is primarily responsible for overseeing its activities, determining its future direction and promoting an environment in which its mission is achieved, and the potential of all students is maximised. The Council approves the vision, mission and strategic plans of the institution; the appointment of senior post holders; the composition and terms of reference of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Academic Board; overall staffing and facilities plans; overall financial objectives and plans and approves the annual operating budgets.

If you wish to contact the Chair of the Council, for any queries relating to governance, or to contact any of our board members please email or write c/o The Clerk to the Academy of Live Technology Council, Unit 53, South Kirkby, Pontefract WF9 3NR.

If you are interested in working with us as an independent member of one of our boards and would like to know more about our current vacancies please get in touch with the Clerk to the Council on 

Need Help?

If you have any questions about Governance or anything else at the Academy of Live Technology, please get in touch. 

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