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Why choose us?

LIPA Sixth Form College offers two-year courses focusing only on creative and performing arts disciplines, leading to a nationally-recognised qualification suitable for going onto higher education or conservatoire study

Studying with us offers you:


  • Excellent training in your chosen discipline, enabling you to develop your practical abilities and interests - we were rated 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted in February 2019.
  • A small, yet specialist, post-school learning environment, where you will meet people, like you, who live and breathe the creative and performing arts.
  • Access to industry contacts, masterclasses and workshops, and guidance from a range of creative and performing arts professionals. Our past masterclasses have included some of the industry’s biggest names, such as Paul McCartney, Judi Dench and Elaine Paige.
  • Experienced teaching staff with a range and depth of professional know-how gained in the creative and performing arts industries.
  • Access to professional equipment and facilities, within a purpose-built learning environment in the heart of Liverpool’s Cultural Quarter.
  • Excellent results - in 2019, 99% of our students passed their UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma, with 83% of them at high grades. 80% have progressed to higher education, with 40% going into conservatoires
  • Destinations for our students include Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Royal Northern College of Music, Shockout (Bolton), Leeds College of Music, LIPA, BIMM, UCLAN, Salford University and University of Liverpool . Over 90% of our 2019 leavers are now in higher education or employment.
  • Frequent performance and practical opportunities throughout your course, showing your work to audiences in our studio theatre and other professional settings.
  • Access to, and engagement with, the creative and performing arts community within Liverpool and beyond, with visits to venues and community-based projects.