Access to HNC Music

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus


This course is designed to prepare talented musicians for further study at either HNC or university level.

To be successful on this course, you’ll need to be a confident performer in terms of technique, but also understand that working as a musician involves knowledge of recording, composition or songwriting, and business.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including Music or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry is subject to interview and audition. Musical performance ability in at least one instrument or voice, at a minimum of National 5 level.

Students without any formal qualifications, but with life experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area will also be considered for entry.

Progression Routes

Progression on to HNC Music or onto a university course or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Music Performance and Sound Production

SCQF Level