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Music (Level 1) - Full-time

Music Performance01

Course outline

This course is perfect if you’ve just started to play a musical instrument, want to develop your skills as a musician and learn how to read and play music. You’ll perform to live audiences and get lots of practice and rehearsal time in one of our many studios.

You’ll study at our Clarendon centre which has a great history and reputation for all types of performing arts. You’ll be supported by excellent tutors and be surrounded by creative people from all different backgrounds.

You’ll learn about the music industry, composing and making music, different instruments, reading and writing music and recording songs.

You can expect professional musicians as tutors and lots of opportunities to play and record. You also study other skills like maths, English and ICT.

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Location Date


Pelham Avenue


Start: 9th September 2019

Course code: C000313 / Q001941


BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Music


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at Grade 3-1 (D-G), including English Language and Maths at Grade 3-1 (D-G) or a Relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification and you will also be asked to sit an Initial Assessment. The initial assessment must show that you are ready to study English and maths at Level 1.

Teaching & assessment

The assessment process is based on practical tasks, projects and productions, supported by a record of written evidence.


Choose to follow with a Level 2 Diploma in Music or Music Technology or into another career using the transferable skills you’ve gained.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

Our students have the opportunity to perform in front of live audiences. To find out more, please visit our Music and Performance Shows page.

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