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The Level 2 Diploma in Music provides an excellent opportunity to broaden your musical knowledge and playing skills through both practical and academic study. This course will give you the foundations from which to develop yourself as a practicing musician, as well as teaching you the skills you need to study music at a higher level. This Course allows you to explore various elements of music. It is made up of 7 units which include Performance, Rehearsal, Music Theory, Solo Performance and working in the industry, along with a collection of units which are focused on planning a music event. You will be expected to study approximately 16 hours in College as well as completing self-directed private study. This course is aimed at students who want to develop their musical knowledge as well as their playing and performance skills. You will be advised about the progression opportunities available to you and prepare for this.

Course details

The course focuses on practical activities and is for students wanting to follow a vocational programme in either Music Production or Music Performance. You will study and develop skills in the processes involved in organising and being part of music performances, developing as an artist, music theory, composition and singing. You will be encouraged to learn additional instruments to your first study instrument and perform in College and at venues in and around Wirral. Although the emphasis is on practical assignments, you will need to complete written assessments in the form of evaluative log books and rehearsal diaries and contextual and business studies. Students must be able to perform.

Entry guidelines

Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old.

Level 1 qualification or 3 GCSEs or more at Grade 3/D.

Satisfactory interview and satisfactory reference.

Related musical experience with an established interest in music.

Other related music qualifications (e.g. Associated Board Music grades).

A good audition before starting your course.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

Students are assessed through projects and assignments.

Additional Information


Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work.
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (grade 4 or above).
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.

Where can I progress to?

On successfully completing this course you may be able to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Music Performance course or other Level 3 courses.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref P010J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1700.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 09:30 — 15:30 12 Quays
    Thursday 09:30 — 17:00 12 Quays
    Friday 09:00 — 16:30 12 Quays
  • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref P010K001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1700.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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