- Some instruments or vocal skills although you may not have had the opportunity to gain any formal qualifications
- For those returning to education, life skills and experience may allow entry.
Introduction (SCQF Level 5)
1 Year (typically 3 days a week in college)
Throughout this course, there are opportunities to perform, compose and listen to music from a wide variety of genres and styles, which could include jazz, classical, rock, folk and electronic music. It is a foundation course for learners who wish to go on to further study and to gain skills and knowledge appropriate to the music industry.
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
A list of materials will be sent to you before the start of the course.
SQA units in Music.
If you are studying a full-time non-advanced course (below HNC level), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
“The lecturers are industry experienced and maintain a high standard which really gives you that extra push you need as a school leaver. My lecturers went above and beyond to help me in any way they could and I know that they still would today.”
“If it wasn’t for College I wouldn’t have the confidence that I have now to market myself as an actor. I am the product so it’s a different kind of confidence that, I think, you need for yourself. College was definitely the first stepping stone for me – to take charge of my own career, to take the lead, make my own decisions with support and guidance from my tutors.”
“My time at college really helped me grow. It gave me the foundation on which to continue building skills and confidence.”
“I’ve now been Guitar Technician with Blossoms for about two-and-a-half years. This, along with some more networking, has helped me pick up work with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Frank Carter, Shed Seven, Two Door Cinema Club and even Gerry Cinnamon!”
“I really enjoyed my time at NESCol. It really made me focus my sights on a career path in screen acting and I am confident that the skills I have developed at college have given me a great start.”
“I would encourage anyone who feels they have outgrown school to apply for NESCol. If you feel too mature for a school environment but perhaps too young for university, give yourself the experience of further education.”
Please note: Course delivery – in response to Covid -19, courses may be delivered through a blend of campus-based classes and/or remote learning. Please check at time of booking. All classroom environments follow strict government social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and visitors.
You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the ‘Apply Online’ button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
Completed forms should be signed and returned to us at the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.
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