Guitar Beginners

Course code: QCXU500P

Subject area: Performing Arts

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Monday

19th Sep 2022 - 5th Dec 2022

Cheney School

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

A perfect introduction on learning how to play simple tunes on a guitar.

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. Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted visits and have a responsibility to ensure we meet/exceed their requirements. As a result of this you will find you will be expected to understand the government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values as well as complete quality monitoring paperwork as part of the course.

Please note that there will be no class on 24/10/2022

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.

The improvers course is open for continued learning . Feel free to enrol again and develop your playing.
It is aimed at beginners. There are no entry requirements for this course.Enrolment numbers to our courses are reviewed regularly. To avoid disappointment it is advised to enrol early. Course viability decisions are made two weeks prior to the course start date. Any course changes are communicated via email so please ensure you check your email accounts running up to the course start date.On the first week of the course you will be required to bring along one form of identification. This could be a passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

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 2022 prior to starting the course.
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.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £90.75
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £90.75


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £54.45
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £54.45

This is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification

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.
As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.
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. There will be some paperwork to complete.