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Guitar - Improvers

Course code: QSAW001P

Subject area: Music & Performance

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:00 - 20:30

Days of week:

Tuesday

Course date:

7th Jan 2025 - 25th Mar 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

Develop your playing skills - this is a course for people who can strum some basic chords but would like to move onto more fluid playing.
Building on your skills you will continue to play as a group and solo playing will be introduced as your confidence grows.

You will cover:- Guitar chords – more complex chord sequences

- Learn finger picking

- Begin to play guitar on your own

- A variety of genres; blues guitar, rock guitar and classical guitar.

Please note due to half term there will be no teaching on 18th February 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?
Guitar - Advanced
Entry criteria
It is aimed a learners who have played the guitar before and are aware of the basics but would like to improve, or 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
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
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, observation and practical exercises. The tutor will be available to guide and support you throughout.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.