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This course is designed to introduce you to a range of skills in music performance and production. At the same time you will complete GCSE qualifications in maths and English. The programme leads to the award of a Level 2 Progression Diploma in Music and Music Technology along with pass grades in GCSE maths and English.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    • 4 GCSEs at grade 3-2* Evidence of previous experience or study at an appropriate level in music or music technology.

    Assessment Method

    Continuous assessment by practical work projects online portfolio presentations written research projects and group work.

    Aims of the course

    • To enable you to explore and develop a range of techniques used in music performance and production* To give you the all-round skills you need to progress to level 3 study in creative media.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualification will prepare you to study on a Level 3 UAL Diploma in Music Performance and Production at Southwark College.


    The programme is delivered through a mixture of lessons workshops and projects. You will learn in our classrooms and specialist music studios and benefit from trips to creative venues and getting involved in projects with external partners.

    Career Options

    After further study you can pursue a career in music performance or production.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 30/06/2023
Course Code 4MUAI9S0


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 2,085 p/year
24+ Please Enquire
International £9,000 p/year

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Duayne Sanford

Duayne Sanford

"I’m currently touring with electronic soul band Honne, and have been travelling the world with them for three years. We’ve played prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude, Leeds Festival and BBC Big Weekend in the UK and – further afield – Coachella, Seoul Jazz Festival and Austin City Limits."

Stephen Maclellan

Stephen Maclellan

"Music is a subject you study because you love it – which might not go for every subject. It’s an area where you can really unleash your creative streak and it allows you to work in a really cool industry."

Bobby Packham

Bobby Packham

"I’m only three months into my one-year apprenticeship, and have learnt a lot in that time. The more I work, the more comfortable and confident I feel in my role."

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