Gateway Diploma in Skills for Music and Music Technology Level 2


  • 16-18, Adults


This is a new course run in conjunction with our partners The Islington Music Workshop(IMW), students completing the course successfully will be offered progression to an HNC starting in January 2022 also partnered with IMW

How will I learn? 

You will have the opportunity to study in excellent industry led facilities. Including fully equipped Apple Mac workstations with SSL Nucleus controllers running Logic Pro, and in our state-of-the-art recording studios with the SSL Duality Mixing Console and Pro-Tools recording and editing.

Equipment and other costs

All required equipment is provided, and no further equipment is required. Although a computer or tablet device at home, would be helpful for doing homework.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

The Gateway Level 2 Diploma for Music and Music Technology


Where have students gone to after completing this course?

Most students that complete the course progress to Higher Education including foundation course at level 3 and HNC at level 4

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

The course is validated by the Gateway awarding body


What are the expected employment areas with this course?

 Music Production, Sound Engineering, Film and TV Music Composer and Music Recording Artist


The employment areas that are relevant to this course include

Music Artist, Music Blogger, Film and TV Composer, Music Business Management and A&R, DJ, DJ/Producer, Recording Sound Engineer, Live Event Sound Engineer, Music Business Entrepreneur, Music and Sound Events Manager, Music Journalist, Music Producer, Music Therapist, Musical Director, Rapper, Singer Songwriter, Music Teacher, Musician, Music Promoter, and Music Lecturer.


Where have students gone to after completing this course?

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Is there additional work required by the student?

How will I be assessed?

This programme is assessed through a portfolio of assignments. This includes practical and written work, submission of completed projects, group and individual work and presentations. 

Is there additional work required by the student?

Your set assignment portfolio is assessed as you progress through the course with four distinct submission points at week 4, 10, 14 and 20. There is no additional work required to be completed by students, over and above the set assignments

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc?

You will be spending up to hours per week attending classes at IMW, and you should factor an additional 8 hours per week for homework and assignments.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?


Entry Requirements

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

2 GCSES- English and Maths 

Expected prior knowledge

Some demonstratable musical experience is preferred


Financial Support for 16-18 Year-olds and Continuing Learners aged 19

The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependent of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course-related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.

For further information click here.

For further information on financial support for Looked after Children, Care Leavers and estranged young people, click here