01/15/2013 03:14 pm ET Updated Jan 15, 2013

'X-Factor' Preparation Class Offered By Bishop Auckland College

A college in England is offering a course to help people get ready to audition for the "X-Factor" TV show.

The 17 week class is offered at Bishop Auckland College with an enrollment cost of £95 ($150), and will teach hopeful popstars lessons in singing and performance, the BBC reports. It's offered on Monday evenings for three hours, and upon completion, students will qualify with an NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Music, the school's website noted.

"I've watched 'X Factor' auditions and thought, 'You could have done well, but you just weren't prepared for it,'" Mike Jinks, head of art, music and performing arts at Bishop Auckland, told the BBC.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the course begins on Monday and runs until the 10th season starts. It's taught by Susan Harris, who has worked with musicians like Lenny Kravitz.

Success stories coming out of the "X-Factor" include One Direction, Joe McElderry and James Arthur, the Independent reports.



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