Forget about English Language or History - you can now go to college and learn how to impress the X Factor judges.

*cue Shakespeare turning in his grave*

Yep, UK establishment Bishop Auckland College has revealed plans to launch a course that will teach students how to make an impact at X Factor auditions.

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The college, in County Durham, will run a 17 week course (17 weeks??? SWEET JESUS how much can there be to learn?) costing £95, and entitled 'X Factor preperation'.

Mike Jinks, head of arts at the college, said: "We will be giving them some home truths. This is not just about saying, 'go on X Factor and you will be famous'. We expect them to work hard.

"We expect them to understand that most people who go on X Factor put a lot of hard work and preparation into it."

"What they'll get is a lot of really useful transferable skills," he added. "Whether they develop the confidence to take on an audition or take on a job interview, I don't see much difference between the skills that you need."

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Yes, except you don't usually have to sing at a job interview. Not if you really want the position, anyway.

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