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Music Performance and Production — Level 2 Diploma

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Course ID: 174684

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 1 year course.
  • This qualification is equivalent to 3 GCSEs.
  • Utilise our outstanding recording studios and kitted-out computer music suites.
  • Access support from our exceptional teaching staff, who are active within their profession in the industry.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a career as music producers, musicians, sound engineers, or in the film and TV industry.
  • Level 2 qualification.
  • Study in our inclusive, supportive and respectful learning environment.

What to expect from the course

The Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production is a one year course and is equivalent to three GCSEs. This course is aimed at aspiring musicians producers, sound engineers (live and studio) and students that want to be involved in music and sound for media such as, Games, Film and TV. If you enjoy a creative, hands on approach to music performance and production, our course will enable you to make the kind of music you have been dreaming about.

The course covers music performance techniques, digital recording and mixing techniques, music sequencing, music and sound production, the music industry practices, original music composition.

The college has two recording studios and four computer music suites (two PC based and two Mac based). In the Music Production Department. You will learn industry standard sequencers that includes Cubase, Pro Tools and Logic Pro.

The course team comprises entirely of qualified teaching staff that have been sourced from industry and remain active within their profession.


UAL Level 2 Diploma Music Production

Why study with us?

The Music team at the City of Liverpool College have significant industry expertise as professional practitioners and maintain good working relationships with well known local, national and international artists and companies including recording studios, record labels, live production companies, computer games companies and film/tv production companies.

We can give helpful and realistic advice that can support you as you plan your career path.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

This course is designed for students aged 16 or above.

Your English and Maths will need to be at a minimum of level 1 which is GCSE D-E (4-1) standard. You must have at least 1 GCSE at a minimum of grade D (3) or equivalent.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £33,958.60 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 2212.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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