Music SCQF Level 5 NC

What is special about this course?

This National Certificate in music is aimed at school leavers, adult returners and those keen to work in the music industry. The course gives an introduction to the skills and a small taste of many aspects of the industry. It is designed as a potential starting point for those interested in working in the music industry or as CPD for those already employed in some capacity within the industry.  The course also contains a National 5 Skills for Work Creative Industries award.


Entry requirements

  • Three National 4 qualifications
  • Ability to play a musical instrument to a reasonable level (Grade 1)
  • A love of music and performing
  • All applicants will be interviewed which will include an audition



  • Appreciation of music
  • The Creative Process
  • Creative Project
  • Skills Development
  • Creative industries an introduction
  • Composing skills          
  • MIDI Sequencing                  
  • Live performance                  
  • Performing music on one instrument or voice                      
  • Introduction to Scotland's creative industries                    
  • Sound engineering and production                        
  • Music literacy and aural skills         
  • You will also develop core skills in IT, communications and literacy.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Flexible

Theoretical knowledge will be delivered as part of practical based classes.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Alness

Start date

Intakes are in September and January for this full time course.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

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