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Level 2

Music | Performance and Production | UAL Diploma | Level 2


With access to our state of the art recording studios and rehearsal rooms, this highly practical course will teach you about the music industry and develop your musical skills. On both pathways, there are industry lessons and you are encouraged to market your work.

On the performance pathway, you will be in a band and/or playing solo: playing cover songs, or being involved in writing original songs. You will be researching techniques around your personal interests and will play at least four gigs in the year, plus will have the opportunity to make demo recordings of the songs you play.

On the production pathway, you will become an expert in using Logic Pro x to make music in any style of your choice. You will also learn about microphone techniques to add live recordings to your music.

  • Experienced teachers
  • Experienced classroom support
  • State-of-the-art equipment for computer music, recording and rehearsing
  • Inclusive and relaxed atmosphere
  • 100% pass rate for those who attend every session.


To start at this level, you need at least three GCSES at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English and maths.

Additional requirements

Start on the Level 1 Music & Media course if you do not have these grades.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


If you want to find out more about what Northbrook College has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.