• NPA Sound Production (Level 6)

  • Local Authority

    North Ayrshire Council

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilwinning Campus Monday/Wednesday 2pm-4pm

    1 Year

  • Start Date

    From 12 Jun 2017

Who is the Course for

This course will interest you if you are interested in music and / or sound production and want to learn how to use industry standard software, such as Pro Tools, Ableton and Native Instruments, to create and manipulate tracks.

What is the Course About

This National Progression Award (NPA) is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you will need to succeed within the creative industries sector or to progress to further study. It is designed to bridge the gap between entry level education and professional career development. The NPA will allow you to develop a skill-set, linked to National Occupational Standards for Sound, which has a thorough grounding in audio recording practice and also allows individual and personalised skills development through the optional Units.

SQA Course Units:

  •   Sound Engineering and Production
  •   Sound: Understanding the Signal Path
    • What do I Need

      There are no formal entrance requirements, but it’s useful (not vital) to own and play an instrument and you will receive an interview. You should be committed to consistent and full attendance throughout the course.

      How will I be Assessed

      The majority of assessment is practical. You will have plenty of opportunities to develop competence and skills through formative work prior to any assessment.

      Next Steps

      Successful completion of this NPA may provide opportunities for you to be considered for entry to other courses, e.g. National Certificate Sound Production SCQF level 6 or you may wish to consider other NPA programmes.

      What do current students say

      “Like the hands on practical elements of the course best and enjoy using up to date software.”

Start Date

12 Jun 2017



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