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Music and Music Technology Level 2

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    1 year

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Music and Music Technology Level 2

Full-time (Further Education)


Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Are you passionate about music? Would you like a career in the music industry?

This course gives you a valuable insight into the music and music technology sector. You will learn topics such as: how to plan and create a music product, and how to work as a musician, both solo and as part of a group.

You will learn how to record and produce music, and you will explore relevant computer software that is used in the music industry.

It will also help to develop a range of practical skills and techniques, preparing you for work and study at an advanced level. This will include looking at a range of music and computer-based topics, as well as studying popular music performance and recording.

As part of this course, you will be awarded the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, and 1 GCSE at grade E, preferably to include English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths, or Entry 3 / Level 1 ESQ in Numeracy and Communication
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Places on the programme are subject to interview and audition.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical sessions and workshops
  • Classroom activities
  • Group work, as a whole class or in specialist groups
  • Self-directed study
  • Personal tutorials
  • Google Classroom

Throughout the course, you will benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, which will vary by campus. These include recording studios, musical instruments, mixing facilities, live rooms, Mac digital manipulation suites, practice rooms, and student lounges.

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits
Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Maths & Welsh/English

If you don't achieve a C or above in Maths and/ or English/Welsh, we will support you to retake these subjects as part of your study programme.


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios and logbooks of activities
  • Performance and observation


Completion of this course gives you a range of options in education and employment.

Many students will choose to progress onto a relevant Level 3 course within Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. This will continue to develop your professional and creative skills at a more advanced level. You could also choose to apply for a course in a different subject area.

You could progress onto a number of advanced Level 3 courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Music and Music Technology Level 3

You will also have potential employment opportunities within the music industry, the creative industries and the technology sector either directly or after additional education. This includes careers as a musician, producer, broadcast engineer, entertainment manager, composer or teacher.

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 2

Programme Area:

  • Music and Music Technology


This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Bangor

Music and Music Technology

Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:

Music and Music Technology

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