There is still time to apply to the East Cork Music Project (ECMP) before the 2017/18 academic year begins on Monday, 2 October.
The ECMP, a local training initiative now in its sixth year of operation and is based at Midleton Community Centre, is still welcoming applications for two of this year’s courses: the FETAC Level 5 in Music and the FETAC Level 4 in Employment Skills.
The FETAC/QQI Level 5 in Music course is aimed at those who wish to progress to higher education and/or employment in the music industry. Its modules include music industry studies, music performance, music theory and practice, communications, work experience, team working, and safety and health at work.
The one-year course focuses on practical musicianship, live performance, and song writing along with the business of music, marketing and promotion. Participants will stage live shows throughout the year and these performances offering ideal opportunities to put their new knowledge and skills into practice. The only qualification necessary for this course is a genuine interest in music.
Similarly, no qualifications are necessary to apply for the FETAC/QQI Level 4 Course in Employment Skills. This course focuses on developing skills and abilities which allow for progression into further education or employment. Its modules include music skills, art skills, persona l development, career planning.
The ECMP promotes, supports and encourages music and other art forms by providing training and development for young people aged 16 to 25 who have benefited from the traditional education system, committing itself to support its participants in realising their true potential.
For more information or to arrange an interview, contact the ECMP by phone on 086 140 9513 or through email at