Further Education

Begin your musical journey with us, with a two year Extended Diploma or one year 90 Credit Diploma in Music or Music Technology.

Find out more at one of our Experience Evenings in October, November, January or April - more information.


Explore a variety of topics in Music Performance, obtaining a qualification equivalent to three A Levels that prepares you for Higher Education or the workplace.


This 90-Credit Diploma in Music is available for those who want to study for only one year, and consists of units that are appropriate to your specialism and relevant to the modern music industry.


Develop your skills in Music Technology with a two year qualification equivalent to three A Levels that prepares you for degree level study or a career in the industry.


This one year non performance-based course gives you a thorough and up-to-date grounding in music technology.


Find out how to apply for our Extended Diploma and 90 Credit Diploma courses in Music or Music Technology, as well as information on tuition fees, funding, interviews and auditions.


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Meet the team

Here are just a few of our FE teaching staff. See the People page for a full list.


  • Guy Scarlett

    • Head of Further & Continuing Education

    • Specialises in recording and production techniques, digital audio theory, acoustics,audio-visual theory and popular music studies

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  • Andrew Potterton

    • Senior Lecturer

    • Has worked in theatre, contemporary dance, film production and music events for over ten years

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  • Jonathan Armandary

    • Senior Lecturer (Pop/Production) & FE Progress Tutor

    • Jonathan performs regularly across the UK with his band, the Nigel Passey Band

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  • Tom Sidebottom

    • BTEC Ensemble Tutor & FE Enrichment Coordinator

    • Tom organises performance opportunities for students at venues across Leeds.

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  • Rob Mitchell

    • Lecturer, saxophonist and composer

    • Rob has performed with bands including Martha Reeves, Candi Staton, The Haggis Horns, Roy Wood and Tony Christie.

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Find out more

Experience Evenings

Come and find out more about our BTEC courses - Experience Evenings take place on campus in October, November, February and April


How to apply

Chosen a course? Check entry requirements, read our guidelines and continue to application

Fees and Funding

Find out more information on what our courses cost and how to fund your studies

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