Students will complete a range of performance and practical units.  Modules include Setting Up A Music Business, Live Music Performance, Creating A Sample Library, Studio Sound Recording, Session Musician and Mixing & Mastering. Students also attend guest lectures that take place throughout the year.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed specifically for students aged 16 yrs+ who are interested in pursuing a career in the music business. Students should have previous experience in music production at Level 2 or above and bring a portfolio of existing work to the interview.

Course Length & Timetable

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The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a two-year full time programme, involving classes on 5 days per week during term-time. Those wishing to study a one-year Level 3 course may choose to apply for a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is five GCSE’s at grades A – C, including either English or Maths, or an equivalent qualification such as a Level 2 Diploma. Students aged 19+ will need to bring a portfolio of their production work. Entry onto the course is subject to a successful initial assessment including a written task, listening exercise and interview.

Study Program for 16-19 yrs

In addition to the course units that make up your main qualification, students get assistance with Maths and English, alongside career advice and work experience placements.

What is a Level 3 Diploma

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a nationally recognised  qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

How Will I Be Assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of practical work, written assignments and group projects.


If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September of the academic year, and you have been resident in the UK / EU for the previous 3 years, you will be entitled to FREE TUITION.  Enrolment for students aged 19+ is based on payment of fees, however you may be entitled to a concessionary fee.  2018-2019 fees for Level 3 courses are £4,495 per year.


Once you have completed the course you can progress to university or directly into employment in the creative industries.