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Performing Musician Subsidiary Diploma level 1 at Leicester College

Course description

From September 2017, this course will be developed into a brand new music and digital media skills course to give learners the chance to dip into a broader array of skills needed for any modern musician, producer or creator. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

Modules may include composition, computer music skills, digital film, media, radio broadcast and journalism, musicianship, music business, careers and study skills. You will look at creative industries as a whole and learn many skills that are relevant to you in today's modern creative industry, whilst ensuring your academic skills are being developed.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference, 90% attendance at your last place of work or study, and GCSEs at 2 (grade E/F/G) or above in English and maths.You will be invited to attend a welcome event whereby you will partake in an audition to show that you are at a suitable level for your instrument, this is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme for you. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


Assessment is via coursework, completed over the year. You will need to evidence in your work that your skills and understanding are sufficient to pass each unit or achieve higher grades.

Financial information

Material fee £20.00.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the level one course, you can progress onto either music technology level 2, performing musician level 2, or media level 2 (subject to suitability). In terms of careers, you can go into a wide array of the sound and music industry roles such as production,remixing, sound engineering, performing, or composition.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 29 September 2017
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