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Music - Level 2 Diploma at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

This is an exciting vocational course that has been designed for those interested in developing their practical music and music technology skills.

Throughout the course you will study a range of core and optional units that are designed to give you the practical skills needed to progress within the music industry including composition, performance, music technology and music business.

Students interested in a music or music technology course can check out what current students are up to at; a unique platform showcasing the very best in student songwriting, production and performance – exclusive to West Notts students and staff.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs with at least 3 points (grade D) including English or maths.
  • Music performance and/or music technology experience, and an audition.

All applicants progressing from a Level 1 programme must be able to show a high level of commitment, willingness and teamwork.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.


You will be assessed through project work, assignments, case studies, coursework and performances based on realistic workplace situations. The course will be externally assessed through both course work and external examination.

Future opportunities

What can I go on to study?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Music and Music Technology
  • Musicians

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.