Our one day workshop is specifically aimed at those working within the events industry.

We shall cover methods and types of lighting and how to install your system.



  • What is light? How do we make it? – a little background science.
  • It’s not all Black and White! – a guide to colour and brightness .
  • Methods of lighting –  uplight, downlight, front light, back light, washing, projection and decoration.
  • Types of lighting equipment and typical applications—the advantages and disadvantages of al kinds of equipment .
  • Controlling light, optically, mechanically and electronically
  • LED’s, How to get the best from LED lighting
  • Choosing cables and power distribution—how much power will I need?
  • Installing your system safely—rigging, power, lasers…
  • Be Bright! – Intelligent light?
  • Smoke and mirrors—special effects and how to get a little more from your equipment.

This is a non examined course and provides no formal qualification; it is designed to help candidates with lighting for events. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion.