Delivered by Access to Music, our course is based in purpose-built facilities and offers good progression to higher education.

Your course will be delivered by Access to Music, the UK’s leading specialist in the field of popular music education. This means access to industry tutors and national music opportunities, as well as practical courses with flexible entry requirements.

Music Performance – These courses are about learning the skills to be a performing and recording artist. It includes Musicianship, Song writing/Composition, Rehearsal Skills, Recording, Release and Distribution, Performance and Marketing & Promotion.

Music Technology – These courses are about gaining the skills to create and mix music using software and hardware. It includes Musicianship, Song writing/Composition, Realisation, Mixing and Recording, Release and Distribution and Marketing & Promotion. You can find out more at

Key elements:

  • Musicianship
  • Song writing/Composition
  • Rehearsal/Realisation
  • Release and Distribution
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Performance opportunities
  • Industry opportunities

  1. Part of a national music college with wide range of opportunities.
  2. Good progression to higher education.
  3. Industry specialist tutors.
  4. Ex-students are now industry professionals (e.g. Ed Sheeran).
  5. Purpose-built rooms and facilities.

Musician, Producer, Session Musician, Songwriter, Composer, Sound Engineer, Band Promoter, Music Journalist, Music Marketing, Event Manager, Festival Organiser, Music Retailer

What can I go on to do?

  • Enter employment
  • An apprenticeship
  • Progress to a degree programme or other higher education programme

Our main criteria is an ability and passion for music and a dedication to gain skills. You will be invited to an audition/interview where we will assess which course is best for you.

If you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths, any programme you choose will require you to continue studying English and maths.

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