Platform One Introduces New Post 16 Music Technology Course


Platform One College of Music just keeps going from strength to strength, with results significantly above national benchmarks for the last 20 years.

Platform One is delighted to announce the introduction of a brand-new Level 3 Music Technology Extended Diploma – starting in September. 

The full time 2 year programme is designed as an alternative to A Levels in a sixth form setting, offering real life music industry experience. 

Despite the global pandemic, the world of creating music has never been busier and has never been such a viable career pathway.

“There has never been a better time to be a working in the creative industries.  You only need to consider the amount of new digital platforms, channels, websites, games and content that all require music.   This exciting course is right at the heart of the new music industry”.     

David Pontin, Education Director of Platform One

The Extended Diploma offers all things music technology including studio recording, creating music for film, television and games, music production and live events.   Students will also study video editing, marketing and promotion.

Year 2 of the course allows students to specialise on their own individual project, linked closely to progression into employment or higher education.

“It is great news that Platform One are launching a brand-new production and music technology course. I have been composing music for films, television and games for many years now – this is a serious career path and opportunities are constantly growing. Platform One have such incredible connections with the actual industry and that makes what is taught relevant to long term careers”

Andy Gray – Film / Games Composer and Patron of Platform One (pictured above)

Potential students do not have to play a musical instrument however must have a passion for music production. 

The study programmme is equivalent to three full A Levels – so is ideal for progression to University degrees. 

For more information or to make an application for September 2021 please email –

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