NME is reporting that a U.K. College is running a course to help students get on "The X Factor" talent show.
The 17 week course, offered by Bishop Aukland College, will end just before the audition stage of the programme and offers tuition in singing performing and appearing confident in front of the judges.
The College's head of Art and Music, Mike Jinks, has issued the following statement:
"I wanted to run a course which prepared people for 'X Factor' auditions and similar competitions across the country."
He added: "People auditioning also need to know that the ones who succeed on 'X Factor' don't just walk in there blind. It's not about just wandering in, singing a song and you're famous. Most applicants have been doing the rounds for years working really hard - it's very rare that you get a Susan Boyle character."
"There are plenty of colleges running this qualification but as far as I'm aware none of them have designed the course around 'The X Factor'."