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Guitar - Advanced

Course code: QCXU502P

Subject area: Music & Performance

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 19:30

Days of week:


Course date:

28th Apr 2025 - 14th Jul 2025

Course location:

Cheney School

Contact details


01235 555 585

Develop your guitar-playing skills even further. This course is for people who are playing beyond the basic level and would like to improve to a more fluid and accomplished level of playing. Join this entertaining, informative and inspiring course and move your guitar playing to a whole new level. In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.
Building on your skills you will continue to play both on your own and with others in the group.

On this course you will cover more complex:• Guitar chords• Chord progressions• Strumming patterns• Finger-picking techniques and styles

By the end of the course you will have:• Improved your confidence as a musician• Enhanced your understanding of the instrument• Experienced several playing styles and techniques• Improved your musical understanding and appreciation of a variety of genres including blues guitar, rock guitar and classical guitar.

Please note, you will need to bring your own guitar. There will be no teaching sessions on 26/05/2025.No refreshments available, please bring your own.Free parking onsite

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
The course will provide resources and valuable information on how to maintain your skills and to continue your practice, and how to develop your own future learning path.
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information
Entry criteria
This is a continuation course from Guitar Improvers. The course is aimed at learners who are beyond the basics, with more confidence or for those who have not played in a long time and need to brush up their skills.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £144.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £144.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £72.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £72.00

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
As this is a non-accredited course, a variety of teaching and learning methods will be used.
They will include demonstration, practical, 1 to 1 tuition and group work. Informal methods of assessment will be used.
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.