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Music Performance & Production Level 2 Diploma at Oaklands College

Course description

The course is full time and lasts for one year. It provides a basic introduction to the study of music, including the music industry, performance, music theory knowledge and music production using technology.

Course content

You will have the opportunity to study a variety of units covering various aspects of including: Producing a Music Recording, Working in the Music Industry, Exploring Music Composition & Working as a Musical Ensemble. There is a Major Production Project that is equvalent to two units and provides learners with the opportunity to apply the skills they have developed in the planning and production of a final music project that could be a recording or a gig. Functional skills in English is also an integral and compulsorary part of the course, that aims to develop the skills of learners and help them develop the ability to study academically at a higher level.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's at grade D or above. Applicants should have a keen interest in Music Performance and Production.

Applicants need to have an interest and some skills in music performance and production as well as the ability to work with other music students on group projects.


Learners have to successfully complete 7 units to achieve the qualification. There are no exams and assessment takes the form of both practical assessment and written work.

Financial information

16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

Future opportunities

The logical progression from this course is to move onto a BTEC National Diploma in either Music Technology or Music. Learners need to successfully complete this course to a merit level and pass functional skills to be considered for either of these two year courses.

Further information

Learners will do a functional skills English qualification alongside their main course of study, for which there is a final exam.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oaklands College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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