Access Music Technology

Our Access Music Technology course provides an introduction to music technology and should be of interest to anyone looking for a career in music, sound engineering, DJ-ing or music programming. It is intended for those who have little or no background in the subject.

The course provides an introduction to the development of technology in popular music, along with an introduction to different technologies and keyboard skills. Students also study core skills such as communication and numeracy.

The course is delivered in partnership with Edinburgh College and is designed for unemployed students from disadvantaged backgrounds who may require support to maintain a college place. It offers progression on to a range of related courses at the College.

The course requires less than 16 hours a week attendance and should not affect benefit entitlement. Participants are provided with support to help them with any issues they may face in or outside of college.

The course is FREE but eligibility criteria may apply. Financial support may be available through Edinburgh College. There are no formal qualifications needed for this course, but a positive attitude, good work ethic and an interest in the subject are essential.


Participants must be of working age and not currently in education or employment. They must also meet other specific entry requirements (contact us for details).


The course is run three days per week over 20 weeks. It is delivered in one block starting in August.


The course provides a good grounding in Music Technology. It also offers guaranteed interviews for NC and HNC Music courses at Edinburgh College.


The course is delivered at Edinburgh College’s, Milton Road Campus.

North Lanarkshire
East Lothian
South Lanarkshire

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