One Year | Level 2 Music Performance & Technology Level 2


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Our Level 2 courses are an ideal stepping stone onto a Level 3 course for people who need to develop their skills further.

This course is a fantastic introduction to the music industry exploring both the performance and technical aspects so you can choose your path and prepare for moving upwards.

There are many types of career routes in the music industry and this course provides an excellent grounding to explore the opportunities available to you as a musician, artist or support role.

This course is all about starting your musical journey and exploring the foundations of music performance and technology, so don’t worry if you don’t know which is your route yet. This course will help you decide.

Through practical music making, you will learn composition and keyboard skills, explore music production software and be introduced to recording music and the techniques used to capture sound.

You’ll also learn how to take care of yourself as a musician by maintaining an instrument and committing to a practice schedule. This course is all about studying the fundamentals and then applying them to your own creations such as writing music, sequencing music, creating samples and remixing!

You will expand your skills by accessing practical industry standard backline equipment (amps, drum kits, etc) as well as music sequencing software, using our specialist iMac suites with controller keyboards. You will also have access to our music studios and rehearsal rooms so you can practise, practise, practise.

GO Live

Exclusive to Access Creative College, our GoLive Careers Programme provides you opportunities to have real life experiences in your sector as well as the extras you need to gain the skills for your next steps.

You will get the chance to develop new skills, learn from industry professionals, work collaboratively on a charity project and attend external events! You can also put yourself forward for an award and will celebrate the year’s successes at an Awards Showcase.


Studying at Access Creative College means you get to be surrounded by like minded creative people all on their journey to find and understand their career path.

You will have the opportunity to mix with other creatives whilst also developing your wider and transferable skills such as creative thinking, teamwork, problem solving, communication, promotion and enterprise which will help you in any job situation.


A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English (Language or Literature).


You can progress and continue your learning on our Level 3 courses in Music Performance, Music Production or Vocal Artist, or you could try something different in events, games, media or computing!


Applying for this course is easy. All you need to do is fill in our short online application form. After you have created an account you will be able to provide links to online work, upload relevant documents and book an interview slot. Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch within a couple of days.

A minimum of four GCSEs at grades 3-1 (D-F). To give applicants the best chance of success on the course, ideally, we would like to see as many grade 3s as possible within those four minimum GCSEs.

For school leavers we will require evidence of your predicted and actual grades, ideally backed up by a school reference.

– Please note you will not be able to enrol if you will be under the age of 16 on 31st August. Applications from people under this age are still welcome, but will be deferred to the following year.

INTERVIEW: – Please come prepared to talk about your music, what artists you like and your ambitions.

– For the audition element, please prepare a short performance (around 5 minutes) of two contrasting pieces on an instrument and/or a vocal performance. You may wish to do this to a backing track. Please bring your instrument with you. We have amplifiers, drum kits, keyboards and PA systems. You may want to demonstrate any original compositions.

– You can view/download a detailed Interview Guide below.


Interview Guide 2019