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Music Practitioner Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Cranford Community College

Course description

The RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma course is designed for students that have an interest in Music, or the Music industry. The ability to play an instrument is not a prerequisite; however an interest in Music performance, composition, technology or business would be highly advantageous.

The course will be tailored to your own individual strengths, and therefore you will have the opportunity to choose which pathway you would like. There will be a variety of units available to choose from, and students will be able to increase/ decrease the qualification within the specified timeframe. Students will be involved in all aspects of events that take place at Cranford Community College, from technical set-ups, promotions and performances.


Students will choose one of the four pathways below:

  • Technology
  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Business

Students will be required to complete one core unit, and then will have the opportunity to pick from a variety of optional units to build their own tailored qualification.

This is a coursework/ portfolio based course and therefore there are no exams throughout the two years. Students will be assessed based on the work they produce.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course will allow students to increase their qualifications, continue on to higher education at university, or enter the Music & Media industry. Degree courses commonly taken are Music, Music Technology, Events Management, Business, Economics and Engineering. Common career paths are: Professional Musicians, Music Producers, Television, Marketing, Business Managers and Teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years