Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production


The course is full time and lasts for one year. It provides a basic introduction to the study of music, including the music industry, performance, music theory knowledge and music production using technology.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will have the opportunity to study a variety of units covering various aspects of including: Producing a Music Recording, Working in the Music Industry, Exploring Music Composition & Working as a Musical Ensemble.
There is a Major Production Project that is equvalent to two units and provides learners with the opportunity to apply the skills they have developed in the planning and production of a final music project that could be a recording or a gig. Functional skills in English is also an integral and compulsorary part of the course, that aims to develop the skills of learners and help them develop the ability to study academically at a higher level.

Am I right for the course?

Applicants need to have an interest and some skills in music performance and production as well as the ability to work with other music students on group projects.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 9 – 3 OR a Level 1 qualification AND a grade 4 in either Maths or English.

You will need to pass all the units to achieve the qualification. There are no exams and assessment takes the form of both practical assessment and written work.

if you need to do a retake in either English or Maths GCSE this will be built into your timetable.

As part of your course you are required to complete work experience.

At Oaklands we have a variety of professional tutors who have significant industry experience, both as performing musicians and in the music technology field.

What Next?

The logical progression from this course is to move onto a BTEC National Diploma in either Music Technology or Music. Learners need to successfully complete this course to a merit level and pass functional skills to be considered for either of these two year courses.

All Music students develop experience and knowledge of how the music industry works.

Potential careers:

  • Musician
  • DJ
  • Sound Engineer
  • Roadie
  • Singer
  • Music Publisher
  • Boom Operator


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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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