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Welcome to Red Tape Central

Red Tape Central (Red Tape Studios) is a state of the art technology training centre situated in the heart of Sheffield.

Courses we offer include: 

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology

Level 1 & Level 2  Study Programme in Music With IT





About us

Red Tape Central delivers a high standard of courses, both music technology; ICT and business and administration, offering nationally recognised qualifications from entry level up to degree level.

Red Tape Central have been in business for 27 years and is a well-established name within the music industry with local and international stakeholders.  This includes contact with the major/ key independent record companies and associated management companies.

Red Tape Central have strong connections with major artists though the link with the recording studios that cohabit the site. Artists that have used the studio complex and its facilities include; Arctic Monkleys; The Human League; The Spice Girls; S-Club 7; Robbie Williams; Public Image; Cabaret Voltaire; The Pretenders and Heaven 17. Most of these artists have either hired Red Tape or delivered master classes to Red Tape’s student body.

Facilities available

  • Real Working Environment 
  • Music & IT industry professional staff
  • Virtual Learning Environment
  • Fantastic State of the Art Studios
  • Great opportunies for work and progression


Additional support

All Apprentices have an allocated assessor who is available to support the Apprentice throughout their Programme. 

Learner success

The Apprenticeship Programme has been running since the summer of 2004 and in that time it has recruited over 150 young people, over 80% are still employed by the Council, and many have gained promotion that recognises their achievements and experience.

80% of BTEC graduates go on to Higher Education. Three have recording contracts.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Red Tape Central through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 21 March 2018
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