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Music Technology

PLC Post Leaving Cert

If you want a Music Industry career in Production, Live Sound, Studio Engineering, Events and DJ-ing, then our Music Technology course is the place to start. You will develop music production skills in studio recording, mixing and post-production editing in our professional facilities. This is matched with specialist lessons in music sequencing, sound synthesis and music technology to help you explore your creative musical potential.

Award Name Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Major
Awarding Body QQI
NFQ Level Level 5 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ) Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
Alternate Provider:
Carlow Town
Attendance Options:
Full time, Daytime
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Course provider


1 Year

Entry Requirements

The basic entry requirement to all Level 5 courses is as follows:

•Over 18 years of age and/or successful completion of the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent international qualification)

•Successful completion of a Level 4 major award
(or equivalent international qualification)

The basic entry requirement to all Level 6 courses is as follows:

•Successful completion of a related Level 5 major award
(or equivalent international qualification)

Some programmes may require specific subjects, or skills.

If you have completed a Level 5 course and wish to study at Level 6, please remember that you need to complete a new application.

Our teachers will assess if the course is the right option for you at an interview. All reasonable efforts are made to facilitate diversity and to support learners with additional needs. See the section Open Learning and Students with Additional Needs for more information.

Mature applicants who don’t meet the minimum entry requirements, but who have acquired skills or experience, are welcome to apply, and we make sure the course is suitable at an interview.

Students aged between 18 and 23 years who do not have the minimum entry requirement or RPL will be referred to career guidance.

Garda Vetting (Clearance)

Garda Vetting (police / criminal records clearance) is a requirement on courses where students have access to children or vulnerable adults. Students must be vetted for clearance by the Gardaí prior to attending work experience. It is your responsibility to obtain Garda Vetting Clearance / criminal records clearance.

Students who have lived outside the jurisdiction of Ireland /Northern Ireland, and for whom Garda vetting / clearance is unavailable, are required to provide verifiable evidence of criminal records clearance from the relevant police authorities.

We will provide you with information about making an application for clearance, but it is your responsibility to complete any necessary application and to obtain clearance. If you are offered a place on a course, you will be issued with information at registration.

Careers / Further progression

Progress to further study and careers including:

Live Sound Engineer
Music Producer
Studio Engineer
Studio Manager
Sound Engineer
Post-Production Engineer
TV & Film Sound Technician
Event AV Installer
Venue Sound Technician
Broadcast Engineering

QQI FET Links to CAO Courses

Course Web Page

Further information

These means-tested maintenance grants are available to eligible students attending approved full-time courses of further education, in approved Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) centres.

Applications are made online to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through

You will be invited to an interview – this is to make sure that you’ve made the right choice!

Applications are now open for September 2024

Practical projects will also enable you to learn about the world of live sound, events management and the music industry.

This course features a high level of training in a wide range of industry standard music production software including Logic Pro™, Ableton Live™ and Pro Tools™

What Makes This Course Special
•Talented Musicians on our staff
•Outstanding facilities and equipment
•Professional Recording Studio with Pro Tools®
•Industry standard Apple Macs Suites
•Build your demo portfolio
•Excellent progression routes

Course/Programme Content

Sound Engineering and Production
Multimedia Audio Production
Music Technology
Music Industry Studies
Radio and Podcast Production
Work Experience

5M2149 - Sound Production

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sound Production 5M2149

PLSS Code: 415713
Coordinators: Paul Hickey

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.

Phone: 059 913 4230
Email: Email:

Alternate Provider:
Carlow Town
Attendance Options:
Full time, Daytime
Apply to:
Course provider