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UAL Music First Diploma - P010

12 Quays Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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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

This is a study programme for students who are 16-18 years.

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.

Equipment Required

Own instrument e.g. guitar or drumsticks if a drummer.

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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Starting 1st September 2020 - Ending - 25th June 2021

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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 : £1800.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+ and are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary. If you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Tuesday 10:00 — 14:30 12 Quays

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