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Music blogging level 3 diploma

An effective blogging course for new and experienced bloggers

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Our music blogging course will equip you with the skills you need to create and maintain a successful and interactive blog that gets you noticed. Whatever type of music you enjoy, a blog provides the ideal opportunity to share your opinions and become a voice of authority among other fans.

It can also get you on the radar of major record labels, artists and music publications. Artists and record companies are in constant need of promotion,  and music bloggers play an important role in this.

A blog gives you the chance to comment on the issues that are important to you. And our music blogging course will show you how to do it effectively.

Your blog will remain unseen without the right training. But our online blogging course will show you how to build and maintain a first-class blog that attracts visitors.

You can start sharing your opinions and passions with the online community within days of signing up.

Successful music bloggers can enjoy many of the advantages of paid music journalists. And you can join them, even if you are a beginner.

The course is ideal for:

  • People who want to start a blog from scratch.
  • Active bloggers who want to improve their existing blogs, or gain a level 3 qualification.
  • People who want to share their views and opinions as a hobby.
  • People who need a career blog to boost their work prospects.

The course is simple and practical and gives you the chance to write real-world posts right from the start.

You will study in our Online Learning Area, which is accessible from a computer or a mobile app.

As a level 3 qualified music blogger, you could be:

  • Reviewing new albums before they are available to the public.
  • Enjoying interview access to established artists.
  • Breaking exciting new artists and helping them grow their career.
  • Building your portfolio and reputation as a freelance music writer.

If you enjoy writing, blogging is a great way to express your creativity and get your views out there. And you will benefit from unlimited tutor support every step of the way, and get personal feedback on every assignment.

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What will I learn?

Our music blogging course will teach you how to launch your own blog quickly, even if you are a complete beginner.

And experienced bloggers have found the course has shown them how to sharpen their skills, updated them on the latest techniques, and helped them start earning money from blogging.

You will learn how to:

  • Define your music blog’s target readership.
  • Create and design your blog, using free web tools.
  • Write interesting, engaging and entertaining posts.
  • Promote your blog on social media platforms and optimise it for search engines.
  • Engage visitors, generate comments, and increase site traffic.

You will also learn how to blog safely, by applying laws including copyright, privacy and libel.

You will benefit from unlimited tutor support from Julian Brouwer, a former music reviewer and national paper columnist. He will help you every step of the way.

He will also give you personal feedback on every assignment, answer your questions and provide expert careers guidance, so you get the very best out of the course.

When you graduate, you will receive the ABC Awards level 3 diploma in music blogging. It proves you are a qualified music blogger. ABC Awards is regulated by Ofqual.


Our music blogging course has been independently endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. So, when you finish, you will receive the ABC Awards level 3 diploma in blogging, and a learner unit summary. This lists the subjects you have studied.

The ABC diploma guarantees that you have been assessed at level 3 standards, and are competent to practise. ABC Awards is a leading national awarding body, and is regulated by Ofqual.

In addition, you will receive the fully accredited CMP diploma in blogging, which is recognised in the UK and beyond. It proves you are a qualified blogger.

These awards will equip you to apply for blogging jobs, learn new skills to use at work or find freelance work.

Music blogging course tutor: Julian Brouwer

News journalist | columnist | editor

As a music blogging course learner, you will work 1-2-1 with Julian Brouwer, who is a professional news reporter and columnist.

Julian is a journalist with 25 years’ experience.

He had his own music column that was syndicated across local newspapers in London, and has written about everything from the Rolling Stones to local pub gigs.

He will mentor you, mark your assignments, and give you expert advice.

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Music blogging course subjects

This vocational course covers every aspect of music blogging. Each lesson includes a practical assignment, based on real-world music blogging.

Every assignment is personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll receive expert feedback on your progress.

Who is this course for?

Our music blogging course is suitable for over-16s of all abilities.

We regularly work with:

  • Beginners who want to write for fun or profit, or to boost their careers.
  • People who need to write engaging and original content for their blogs.
  • Small businesses and freelancers who want to write focused content for their blogs.
  • Experienced writers and journalists who want to add blogging to their skillsets.
  • People looking to start blogging as a hobby.
  • Bloggers who want recognised qualifications.

We have an excellent reputation working with disabled learners, and people who are housebound or terminally ill.

Access to our resources library

You will have free and unlimited access to our extensive resources library. It contains downloadable podcasts, videos, ebooks and tips files to help your career.

This is in addition to your comprehensive course materials and tutor support.

International students

You can study this online course wherever you live. We have students in more than 100 countries. And you can trust us, as we are accredited by two international accrediting bodies:

Both organisations promote excellence in worldwide online study, so international students can verify our quality before they enrol.


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Each organisation has its own standards, code of practice and complaints procedure, so you can enrol with complete confidence.

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