Music

At the Vale, we offer a range of practical courses covering numerous subjects within the Music industry. The courses have been designed to integrate,  allowing young people to choose and take part in a variety of modules. Pupils will be able to tailor the course to their aspirations. Musical focuses come under these three main topics: Sound Production/Engineering, Performance and Business. 

Music at the Vale is a great space to learn and develop skills. Our music tutors have a range of experience from studio work to performing around the world, they still actively work in the music industry. Collectively they provide an outstanding provision for pupils in a SEN setting.

The future of music at the Vale looks great; we are constantly upgrading the equipment and developing the space to create a nurturing environment. Our intention is to allow pupils to learn to express themselves musically. We will always encourage pupils to play towards a professional or semi-professional level. Even if pupils don’t wish to pursue music to a professional level, playing music can relieve stress and greatly improve confidence and mental health. 

Gateway Qualifications provide a range of introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to the music industry, alongside transferable employability skills which are needed both in the music industry and across other sectors.

Depending upon the level, units taught consist of:

  • Music Performance
  • Music recording
  • Singing
  • Instrument Tuition (guitar, drums, bass, piano etc)
  • DJ Skills
  • Music Technology
  • Media

Students will study towards the following qualifications based on their ability:

  • Gateway Level 1 Award in Skills for Music and Music Technology
  • Gateway Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Music and Music Technology
  • Gateway Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Music and Music Technology
  • Gateway Level 2 Award in Skills for Music and Music Technology
  • Gateway Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Music and Music Technology