Lauren Edmondson

Music Course Leader

Performance Skills Level 2

About The Course

This course is the equivalent of an A*-C GCSE, and is entirely coursework based, with no exams, which is ideal for young people that suffer from anxiety. The qualification is marked as a pass or fail, and is internally quality assured by our team, and externally quality assured by NCFE. There are three performances that take place over the qualification, typically one at the end of each term, in our performance space at Lamp.

We evidence progress through an online portfolio, which includes text, pictures, video, and audio. 

A clip from our 2018 Xmas show


This qualification takes students through 2 mandatory units and 2 optional units. No previous qualifications are necessary for this course, and students will learn an instrument, and perform their music.​

Mandatory Units

  • Unit 01 Develop technique for performance

  • Unit 02 Rehearse and perform


Optional Units

  • Unit 03 Developing as a musical performer

  • Unit 04 Solo muscial performance

  • Unit 05 Working as a musical ensemble

Progression Routes

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Moving Image Production

  • NCFE Level 2 Music Technology

  • Creative and Media Diploma

  • NCFE Level 3 Music Performance

Other Music courses:​​

A clip from our 2018 Xmas show