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Music & Music Technology Level 1

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 introduces you to 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 the next level. This will include looking at a range of music and computer-based topics, as well as studying popular music performance and recording.

Entry Criteria

There are no specific recommended prior qualification requirements for this qualification.

However, places on the course 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


Music & Music Technology Level 2

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 1

Programme Area:

  • Music and Music Technology

Music and Music Technology

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

Music and Music Technology

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