Accessibility links

Music Level 2 Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This is the perfect course if you want to develop your musical talent in either singing or playing an instrument. The course focuses on developing your performing and technical skills. You have the opportunity to work with different combinations of musicians and singers to improve your confidence as a performer.

Course content

Our music courses cover a varied syllabus including practical and theory sessions to give a full understanding of the music industry. You will need to be proficient on your instrument and be prepared to perform and compose in a variety of genres and styles.

Entry requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade D or above including English and preferably maths, OR a relevant Level 1 qualification with equivalent English and maths. You must also have the ability to play an instrument or sing.


Coursework is assessed at regular intervals and you will receive written feedback and guidance.

Financial information

You will be expected to purchase all stationery and any specialist materials relating to your chosen area of practice (drum sticks for drummers for example). There will also be trips to performances to enhance the curriculum (usually two or three per year) which cost about £15 each.

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for employment in the music industry or for further study, such as the Level 3 study programme in Music Performance at Tresham.

Further information

Entry is subject to a successful interview and audition.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • The four-storey building, designed by Bond Bryan architects, provides a vibrant and contemporary college environment.  The heart space of the complex is the impressive atrium that includes a Learner Information and Advice Centre, a Refectory and Coffee Shop, Computer Suites and a multi media Library and Resource Centre.

      At the campus we offer a range of full and part time courses in Business and Administration, Computing, Art and Design, Teaching, Performing Arts, Sport, Public Services, Health Care, Child Education, Hairdressing and Beauty.

      The college prides itself on the specialist facilities on offer at the new campus.  For creative study there is a 165-seater performance theatre, dance studio, media suite, ceramics workshop and art rooms. Active learners can take advantage of the multi-use four-court sports hall, fitness suite and forthcoming landscaped sports fields. The hairdressing and beauty salons are also based at the campus.

      Supported Learning Programmes specially created for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities are on offer at the Kettering campus. Students develop the essential social and work skills that build confidence and prepare them for independent living and employment. High level support is provided by skilled and experienced staff in a simulated living area including kitchens, a bathroom and lounge.

      Skills for Life Workshop is available to improve basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages