Digital DJ-ing with Sound Production NQ Level 6

What is special about this course?

If you would like to know more about sound production, the recording process and the theory behind it, then this intensive course will be just right for you. We are also giving the students the opportunity to learn about DJ-ing for live performances and on live Radio in collaboration with local radio station Nevis Radio.

The course covers the studio skills, basics of audio engineering, introduction to digital DJ-ing and the chance to work on a creative project which brings together all of the skills you have learned.

You’ll have the chance to study with our professional lecturers who are also award-winning musicians with strong links to the music recording and DJ-ing industries in Scotland.

Each week will comprise of both face to face learning in college as well as self-directed online learning from home via Brightspace.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but candidates would benefit from previous experience of a sound production and/or a music course or related study.

You will study an NPA Sound Production: Recording plus some additional relevant units at SCQF Levels 6 including:

  • Sound engineering and production
  • Understanding the signal path
  • Media: Making a radio program
  • Music: An introduction to the UK music industry


Students must have access to basic sound production equipment such as laptop, DAW, microphone and headphones.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Tuesday 9.30am – 4.30pm

How long will my course last?

28 Weeks

How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed in written, practical and observation assessments throughout the year.

Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William

Start date



£240. Funding may be available towards the cost of this course, please contact us for further information.


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What can I do on completion of my course?

This course would be an ideal for anyone who wanted to gain skills and confidence in sound production and/or DJ-ing for pleasure, to enhance their current studies in music, or as a route to further study in the future.

It would be a great start to anyone interested in studying music subjects in either further or higher education, including our Music NC, Music HNC or the Applied Music BA (Hons).

Upon successful achievement of this NQ, candidates may find employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • at entry level as a sound production/recording assistant in a recording stuido or rehearsal facility
  • at entry level in radio station technical operations or a DJ (particularly community-based)
  • as a self-employed sound recording engineer/DJ

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