Bishop Auckland College is offering pop-star hopefuls training in how to pass X Factor auditions.
The 17 week X Factor Preparation Course starts next week with no formal entry requirements other than enthusiasm and motivation.
On completion, students will receive a NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Music.
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