A college has launched a course specifically aimed at helping prepare budding performers for the X Factor auditions.
The X Factor Preparation Course at Bishop Auckland College in Durham lasts for 17-weeks and ends just in time for the next round of auditions for the ITV1 talent show.
Students who enroll in the course will "receive tuition in singing and performing and coaching on how to project themselves confidently", the college said.
The course will run from 6pm to 9pm on Monday nights from January 21 and will be led by Susan Harris, who has worked with musicians including Lenny Kravitz during her career.
There are 40 places available on the course, which costs £95, and students will qualify with an NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Music.