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Level 4 Music – BTEC Higher National Certificate

Music HNC at Fareham College

Course Details

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements (students under 21 years old)

  • Level 3 Diploma or A Levels in relevant subjects
  • Audition and Interview

If you don’t have the UCAS point requirements, but have appropriate experience, specific knowledge or industry-based qualifications, then your application is welcomed.


The Higher National Certificate in Music is taught via the Fareham College Music Department, which has a unique and pioneering approach to training. We understand that many of our Musicians intend to make a career in the arts, entertainment and communications industries.

The HNC in Music will further enhance and hone their skills through a year of intensive training. This will encompass both the practical and technological with projects involving performance techniques, audio production, events organisation and music research assignments.

The participants will be expected to be able to work independently to professional standards in state of the art recording studios and rehearsal studios. We pride ourselves on putting out high-quality performances and recordings.

As a Fareham college music student, you’ll develop your skills as a performer, producer, organise your own gigs as well as developing your instrumental skills and musical knowledge.


Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment.


This course provides opportunities for graduates to enter employment within a range of musical and production industries, or progress on to a degree course at university.


Students need to bring own instruments, plectrums, sticks and tuners. PA and drum kits are provided.

Level 4 Course


One Year

Start Dates

Full Time – Weds, Thurs & Fri
12.09.2018 – 21.06.2020 | 09:00 – 17:00

Course Cost

£5,000 per year
Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Funding Information

You may be eligible to receive a Student Loan for this course. Please contact our Enrolments Team on 01329 815 171 for more information or email them below.


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