Music (Production)

L3 Level 3
Full Time
4 September 2023 — 21 June 2024
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The foundation and extended diploma in Music (Production) is a two-year full-time course offering learners the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and transferrable skills that will support their future career progression into a dynamic music industry. The course will also prepare learners for Higher Education studies in music related courses.

What you will study

Subject specific course content includes:

  • Studio recording
  • Creating musical material through production
  • Music technology and live events
  • Planning a career in the industry
  • Personal Music Profile
  • Collaborative Music Project

Learners will also be studying the Welsh Baccalaureate as part of their programme of study, which also includes weekly tutorial and etutorial sessions.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £0.00

Studio Fees: £65.00


At CAVC we have a state of the art recording studio that uses industry leading software, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live and a suite of studio quality processor plugins. 
We also have 2 specialist music production suites with the latest Apple Mac workstations that also use a range of industry relevant software packages.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C including English Language and Maths or a Level 2 Diploma in this discipline at Merit grade or higher, combined with English and Maths GCSEs at grade C or above. You must attend an interview.

Teaching and assessment

There are no exams during this course. Instead, you are continually assessed throughout the year and results are based on practical and written projects.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

4 September 2023

End date

21 June 2024

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Music


What our students say

"I really enjoyed the course, I've been able to be creative and work with other artists. It's made me really happy!"

Vocational Access Case Study
Matthew Williams
Level 3 Music Student

Career prospects & further study

£4.5 billion

The music industry is worth £4.5 billion to the UK economy and has grown by 2% since 2017 (UK Music 2018).

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by Higher Education providers as contributing to admission requirements for many relevant music courses.
From this course you can progress internally at CAVC on to our Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) in Electronic Music Production.

Need to know



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Performing Arts


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Next steps

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE