Giving our students evidence of the time they commit and the skills they have gained is written into our mission statements. At our private, school, community and club sessions we deliver or support a wide variety of accreditation and qualifications and we are always working to develop more. Please browse the information on this page to see if any may suit you or the young person you represent. If you would like to begin a qualification or have any query regarding a specific curriculum or syllabus please do not hesitate to ask.
The Unit Award Scheme (UAS) offers learners the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate issued by AQA each time a short unit is successfully completed. Having developed our own DJ-specific UAS units all our students follow a process which entitles them to these certificates as they progress. For a small administrative fee DJ School UK will register and deliver the certificates to any who wants them – please just get in touch.
As consultants during the development of the AQA GCSE Music DJ specification, we are able to provide specialist staff CPD, whole class enrichment or individual student support for this. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
As an Arts Award Centre we offer the full range of five different award levels.
To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. Along the way they are supported by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.
I’m attending university in Bristol to study Electronic Music Production. I immensely appreciate the support that Dan and Jim gave me in the early stages. I honestly believe I could have lacked the confidence to enter this career path if I had not attended DJ School.
It was a Really good Experience yesterday i Really Enjoyed it too. And i Really Enjoyed doing Decks #DJ #Decks #YEAH
When working with children and young people of all ages they are patient, supportive, encouraging, use clear and informative language when giving instructions, and always put the joy of music-making and music-giving at the forefront of what they do. They are a valuable asset to our hub and to the city as a whole
Jim was incredibly patient with me as, with my autism, I was keen to try and achieve things quickly, rather than take things a step at a time and perfect my skills over time. It was always a real pleasure coming to the lessons and I really looked forward to them each time.
Without your skills it would be impossible to run projects and even harder to access difficult to reach and vulnerable young people… I assure you what you are doing is thoroughly appreciated, respected and invaluable to all parties concerned. Again can I emphasise mine and young people’s appreciation for what you do and I look forward to all future work with yourself.
I believe we need more recognition urgently of DJ-based education as a valuable avenue for music education more broadly. I am passionate about the difference DJing can make in the classroom. Pete Dale (senior Lecturer in Music at Manchester Metropolitan University and author of “Engaging Students with Music Education: DJ decks, urban music and child-centred learning”The difference DJ education makes.
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”- PlatoWhy Music?
Music is an integral part of students’ daily lives, and the vast majority possess large personal libraries and use digital music devices and services. – Alyssa M. Batula, Drexel University 2012Music is integral
Even before computers were useful tools for creating music, the 1980’s urban Hip- Hop movement provided ways for young people without musical training to compose and create music. – Alyssa M. Batula, Drexel University 2012Using the turntable to make music:
You can grab any type of music and use it as a percussive instrument – Mixmaster MikeUsing the deck as an instrument