Level Two RSL Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners (Performance Pathway, Technology Pathway, Composition Pathway & Music Business Pathway)

This course is designed and delivered by practising musicians, composers, programmers and instrumentalists and offers learners a comprehensive insight into the workings and demands of a professional musician.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

Music Performance Pathway

  • Auditioning for music
  • Composition and music theory
  • Music rehearsal skills
  • Recorded music performance
  • Live music performance
  • Live sound recording
  • How the music industry works
  • Careers in music

Music Technology Pathway

  • Live sound recording
  • Music sequencing and production
  • Digital Recording and production
  • Remixing and production
  • Composition and music theory
  • How the music industry works
  • Careers in music
  • Auditioning for music

Music Composition Pathway

  • Composing music (styles)
  • Music arranging (styles)
  • Composing music (solo)
  • Composing music (collaboration)
  • Selling music
  • Music technology
  • How the music industry works
  • Auditioning for music

Music Business Pathway

  • Earning money in the music industry
  • Music stage manager (assistant)
  • Event health and safety
  • Auditioning for music
  • Careers in music
  • Organising a music event
  • Composing music (styles)
  • How the music industry works

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through practical activities and written coursework depending on the subject matter. Coursework and practical assessments are based on realistic workplace situations and live assignments where appropriate.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English
  • Or level one diploma
  • Or introductory diploma
  • Or NVQ level one
  • Or equivalent

What next?

A successful final grade on this course will lead directly on to the Level Three Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Spring Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide