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Kick Start your Singing Voice

Course code: QPAV104P

Subject area: Music & Performance

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:00 - 20:30

Days of week:


Course date:

6th Jan 2025 - 24th Mar 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Come along to our one-term (11 sessions) course starting in January through to March 2025 for people who would like to learn more about their singing voice in a relaxed small group environment with a very experienced singing educator. Discover the techniques and enhance your well-being and confidence in expressing yourself through your own very individual instrument with material tailored to you.
On this course, there will be a refreshed introduction to the singing voice and vocal health with the use of physical, breathing, and vocal exercises to improve your singing experience along with an exploration of your voice and its characteristics and range. Sessions will continue to expand into various aspects of singing such as tone quality, smoothness, register changes, and tuning, working with songs suitable to the students’ style, ability, and experience. This will include a lot of singing together as a group but also will provide opportunities for solo work when appropriate as well as own choices of songs throughout the course.

Please note there will be no session on 17/02/25.

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?
To keep extending your skills and enjoyment, sign up for Kick-Start Your Singing Voice 3, that will start in April 2025 at the same weekday, time and venue as this course.
Entry criteria
This course is aimed at singers who have ‘had a go’ at singing such as using karaoke or in the shower or having been in a choir many years ago. 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
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
A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used on this course. They will include demonstration, practical, 1 to 1 tuition and group work.
As this course is unaccredited, informal methods of assessment will be used. This could include discussion and observation. Your tutor will give you informal feedback.
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.