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Guitar - Beginners

Course code: QCXU500P

Subject area: Music & Performance

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 19:30

Days of week:

Monday

Course date:

23rd Sept 2024 - 9th Dec 2024

Course location:

Cheney School

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

A perfect introduction on learning how to play simple tunes on a guitar.
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.
On this course you will learn the basics that you need to play simple tunes on a guitar.You will cover• Basic guitar chords• Tuning an acoustic guitar• Correct hand placement• How to read music

You will work on a group piece as well as receiving individual feedback.By the end of this course learners will be able to • Play along with some modern songs• Read TAB music and chord charts • Have an understanding of the guitar neck and the basic concepts of music theory.

Learners will be able to progress onto the improvers course. Please note, you will need to bring your own guitar.

No refreshments available, please bring your own.Free parking onsite

Please note that there will be no class on 28/10/2025.

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 improvers course is open for continued learning .
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
It is aimed at beginners. There are no entry requirements for this course.

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
Please note you will need to bring your own guitar.

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: £158.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £158.40

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £79.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £79.20

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.