Level 2 Award and Diploma in Music, Performance & Production

Student at Academy of Contemporary Music
Academy of Contemporary Music. Photo by Liz Carrington.

The Level 2 Award and Diploma in Music Performance and Production has been developed to provide students with an understanding of music performance and production as a collaborative activity and prepare them for the reality of the sector, progression and paths available to them.

The qualification has been designed for students who have an interest in music performance and/or music production or a related subject who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Purpose Statement - Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance & Production (PDF 1MB)

Qualifications at a glance


  Award Diploma
Level 2 2
Units 2 8
TQT (Hours) 90 840
GLH 60 480
Typical course duration 6-8 weeks 1 year
UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) N/A N/A
QAN 601/6464/5 601/6465/7
Typical progression Music production, music performance, music composition

Specification and documents

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

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