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Sound and Music Technology Level 2 UAL Diploma at Hertford Regional College

Course description

A one year course introducing a variety of aspects of the music industry focusing specifically on digital music and sound within the studio and live environment. The course aims to provide a taster of a variety of aspects of the music industry in order that students can progress to a level 3 qualification.

Course content

  • Developing skills relating to a variety of DAW’s
  • Developing studio recording techniques
  • Examine roles within the music industry
  • Taking part in the live sound environment
  • Developing a digital music portfolio
  • Develop music theory and composition skills

Entry requirements

  • 136 GCSE entry points or equivalent from top 5 GCSE's
  • D in English Languages
  • Level 1 vocational qualification at a Merit, and
  • D in English Language or a Level 1 Functional Skill English pass
  • Interest in music technology and sound


Assessment will occur through the completion of units with a mixture or assignment, writing and practical demonstration.

Financial information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2016. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2016, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last three years, and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). However, fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). You will be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee, materials fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

Future opportunities

Progression to a level 3 90 credit programme of study

Further information

Additional Activities 

Live performances in and outside of the vocational area
Trips to industry events

What will I need? 

You will need to purchase a kit, the cost of which will be £90. This will include - closed back headphones, storage device and audio interface. The kit fee is payable to the college on enrolment

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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    • Buses: a regular bus service connects Cheshunt and Broxbourne rail stations to the campus.

      Additional buses run to the College including:

      C2/C3 from Harlow                       approx 30 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross      approx 17 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                  approx 40 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Broxbourne and Cheshunt stations to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted. 

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt – 20 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Broxbourne – 24 minutes

      Parking: There are limited car parking spaces on site.