Music and Performing Arts

Music, Performance and Production Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2019 and will be completed in one year.

Entry requirements
  • Four GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including GCSE English and maths
  • You will need to have a basic standard of musicianship
  • You will also need to demonstrate your musical skills at interview


You will achieve

UAL Level 2 Award/Diploma Music Performance and Production

Last updated: 4th April 2019

Course overview

The Level 2 Award and Diploma in Music, Performance and Production endeavours to provide you with an introduction to music, performing and production, encouraging re-engagement with education and the skills and understanding to progress to further education or employment within the creative industries.

Course content

This is a very practical course that provides many opportunities for instrumental development, playing in bands, rehearsing and gigging. This course will help you to understand music and music theory plus will teach you skills in:

  • Rehearsal techniques for musicians
  • Planning and creating a music product
  • Singing
  • Working as a musical ensemble
  • Solo musical performance
  • Exploring the music profession




How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your practical work and coursework.

What equipment will I need?

Your own instrument is essential and the ability to play it to a reasonable level.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

  • Employment: this course can form the foundations for future study and work in this industry
  • Education: You could progress onto an Extended Diploma course at Barnsley College in an area of Music such as Music Performance or Music Production. To do so you need to achieve a Merit grade for your Diploma. To progress onto the Extended Diploma in Music Technology you need to gain GCSE Maths at grade C or above and we can offer this alongside the Diploma course. Many students then continue to university

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.


Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Music, Performance and Production Level 2 Full-time