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Level 2 First Diploma in Music

This one year course will give you the basics in music and is a good introduction to the music industry.

Available Sessions

We have 3 sessions available for this course running in Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Level 2 First Diploma in Music
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
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Level 2 First Diploma in Music
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
18 Apply Now
Level 2 First Diploma in Music
More Info
Full-Time 03/09/2018
18 Apply Now

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Course Overview
This one year course is equivalent to 2 GCSEs and will give you the basics in music.  
Modules may include:

• Planning and creating a music product

• Working in the music industry

 • Working as a musical ensemble

• Producing a musical recording

• Developing music theory

• Exploring computer systems used by musicians

Entry Requirements
You must have a good general educational background.
2 GCSE passes at grade D-G.
You will also be required to attend an interview and workshop audition and should be able to play a musical instrument to some extent.
You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English or Maths.

The interview process will involve an interview and an audition. The outcomes of which, along with the required grades, will determine your successful entry to this programme. 

Please note that if the course is oversubscribed additional criteria will be applied.


Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course will lead directly onto further study on a Level 3 Programme such as a 90-credit Diploma (equivalent to 3 AS Levels), which can be topped up to an Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) leading to University level courses.
This is the ideal starting point for a career in music.  You can progress to the Level 3 Diploma and then Higher National Diploma in Music Performance or Technology in Bangor which will lead to jobs such as a performer, live sound engineer, recording engineering.  If you want to be a rock star, it all starts here!

How will it make me more employable?

You will ‘Get the Edge’ by:

• Gaining a vocational qualification demonstrating your technical competence

• Gaining a Personal Development qualification demonstrating your employability skills (communication, teamwork, critical thinking)

• Gaining hands on experience through Placements and Industry Projects

• Getting involved in activities such as the SERC Volunteer Programme and SERC Student Companies

This course will help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing the skills and knowledge which employers need you to have.


How will I be assessed and given feedback?
You will be assessed throughout the year through practical assessments and written work.
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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