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Pre-Professional Music Performance Certificate at East Sussex College

Course description

This is a fantastic opportunity for musicians hoping to go on to study at conservatoire, or to develop their performance skill to a higher level. The Pre-Professional Certificate is a one year course (a second year leading to an Advanced Certificate is available) and is an 'add-on' available only to A Level Music and BTEC L3 Music students. Students are tutored in small ensembles (for example string quartet, vocal trio or rock group) by teachers who are themselves professional performers. The student ensembles give two recitals per year. The course is taught on one timetabled lesson per week, so it will not clash with other subjects or take the place of a full A Level.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need instrumental or vocal skills grade 6.


Students will perform in a number of ensemble concerts each of which is recorded for assessment. Students also complete a number of written evaluations and written tasks that should support their long term ambitions in the music industry.

Future opportunities

A high percentage of Academy students have progressed on to university or college to study music. A sizable number of students have gained places at music conservatoires ranging from the Royal Academy of Music to the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).

Further information

This course is run by East Sussex Music Service at the East Sussex Academy of Music (on SDC campus) in partnership with Sussex Downs College, Lewes.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 June 2018
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