If you’re passionate about music, and would like a career in the music sector, then our courses could be your first step to realising your dream.

Our courses cover key areas such as performing and composing; listening and analysing, and the history of music. We also offer courses on digital sound and music technology, which cover such areas as sound design, sound production and sound recording.

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Top career opportunities

Education advisers and school inspectors

Average salary: £42,806
Experienced salary: £68,162

Musicians

Average salary: £42,078
Experienced salary: £68,598

Other skilled trades

Average salary: £20,051
Experienced salary: £29,702

Top jobs in sector

  • Therapy professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group plan and apply physical and therapeutic treatments and activities to assist recovery from physical and mental illness and to minimise the effects of disabilities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 222: Therapy professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £35,027 per year. That is about £2,918 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,171 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £52,874 per year.

  • Further education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Further education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,835 per year. That is about £3,152 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,253 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,512 per year.

  • Secondary education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction in one or more subjects, including physical education and diversionary activities, within a prescribed curriculum in a secondary or secondary/ middle school.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £48,402 per year. That is about £4,033 per month, or £23 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £30,243 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £71,594 per year.

  • Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £47,445 per year. That is about £3,953 per month, or £23 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £29,307 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £70,387 per year.

  • Special needs education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,765 per year. That is about £3,563 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,003 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £64,854 per year.

  • Education advisers and school inspectors
    What does this career do?

    Education advisers and school inspectors plan, organise and direct the educational activities and resources in a local authority education area, and undertake inspections of schools and other training establishments excluding universities.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,806 per year. That is about £3,567 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,544 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £68,162 per year.

  • Teaching and other educational professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other education and teaching occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 231: Teaching and Educational Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,637 per year. That is about £2,636 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,782 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,834 per year.

  • Musicians
    What does this career do?

    Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,078 per year. That is about £3,506 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,622 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £68,598 per year.

  • Arts officers, producers and directors
    What does this career do?

    Arts officers, producers and directors assume creative, financial and organisational responsibilities in the production and direction of television and radio programmes, films, stage presentations, content for other media, and the promotion and exhibition of other creative activities.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £39,395 per year. That is about £3,282 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,227 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £65,624 per year.

  • Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group operate and assist with still, cine and television cameras and operate other equipment to record, manipulate and project sound and vision for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,158 per year. That is about £2,596 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,611 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,918 per year.

  • Sales accounts and business development managers
    What does this career do?

    Sales accounts and business development managers plan, organise and undertake market research to meet the requirements of an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £45,219 per year. That is about £3,768 per month, or £22 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,082 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £89,606 per year.

  • Pre-press technicians
    What does this career do?

    Pre-press technicians prepare, format and compose text and graphics in a form suitable for use in a variety of print processes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £34,258 per year. That is about £2,854 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,646 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,211 per year.

  • Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers
    What does this career do?

    Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers make, repair and restore wooden furniture, decorative objects and other crafted pieces of woodwork.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,326 per year. That is about £1,443 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,582 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,085 per year.

  • Other skilled trades
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group engrave jewellery and stoneware, make artificial hairpieces, charge fireworks and munitions with explosive material, make lampshades, wickerwork, toys, dolls, models, candles, artificial flowers, other fancy goods, make patterns for moulds for metal castings, make and tune musical instruments, craft precious metals and stones, and perform other hand craft occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 544: Other Skilled Trades.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,051 per year. That is about £1,670 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,498 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,702 per year.

  • Metal working machine operatives
    What does this career do?

    Metal working machine operatives operate machines to cut, shape, abrade and otherwise machine metal, use hand and power tools to remove surplus metal and rough surfaces from castings, forgings or other metal parts, and clean, smooth and polish metal workpieces.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,901 per year. That is about £1,908 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,618 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,925 per year.

  • Routine inspectors and testers
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group inspect and/or test metal stock, parts and products, electrical plant, machinery and electronic components, systems and sub-assemblies, textiles, wood, paper, food, plastics and rubber goods, parts and materials to detect processing, manufacturing and other defects.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,461 per year. That is about £2,038 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,786 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,315 per year.

  • Industrial cleaning process occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group clean manufactured goods, plant and machinery, and industrial, commercial and other premises.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,389 per year. That is about £1,449 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,789 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,918 per year.

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