DJ certificate course for complete beginners
This edexcel approved DJ certificate course is suitable for beginners who are either looking to DJ professionally or as an enjoyable hobby. You will receive practical hands on tuition from day one by professional DJs who are approachable and patient. You will also receive a personalised weekly progress report/assessment that helps identify your strengths and weaknesses aiding you to successfully complete the course.
“learn the tips, tricks and the secrets of how to become a successful DJ in a bar or club”
You will be taught in our brand-new, purpose-built, air conditioned DJ studios and not a classroom. This is a practical ‘hands on’ course where you will be exposed to the very latest DJ performance equipment such as the new Pioneer CDJ-3000 multi player at all times during your course.
Learn the skills necessary to be a successful DJ
During our DJ certificate course you will learn how to use the latest Pioneer DJ equipment and Rekorbox software. Learn to mix with traditional methods alongside the latest techniques with Macbooks, controllers, time coded vinyl and software.
How to promote and equip a club night
The course is also very useful if you want advice on promoting a club night and if you’re considering purchasing a DJ set up for home. Whatever your musical genre preference, we can teach you all the basic skills needed to start mixing and DJ’ing in clubs and bars.
Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you
Choose either the 8 week part time or 4 week full time week option which can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings and even on Saturdays. It is possible to fast track the course to 2 weeks if studied on an intensive accelerated learning basis.
Course overview and what you will learn
Understanding equipment and the club environment
- Understanding professional club PA systems/sound reinforcement
- Equipment maintenance and product knowledge
- DVS and DJ formats overview
- Cueing up tracks
- Trimming and gain structure
- Understanding song structures, beats and bars
Understanding and using mixing techniques
- Pioneer CDJ and Rekordbox integration
- Transitions and fade techniques
- Split-cue monitoring
- Multi-deck and multi-format mixing
- Using Filters and EQ basics
- Crossfader curves
Using processors and set building
- In-depth use of equalizers including subtractive techniques
- Advanced effects
- Optimizing mixes based on song structure & genre
- Essentials of set building
- Advanced use of Mixed In Key software
- Harmonic mixing Techniques in real-time
Set planning, Capture and Mastering
- Impact mixes
- Set development and progression
- Cross genre mixing and BPM development
- Recording mediums, live sets
- Mastering for streaming platforms
- DJ promotion and establishing a fan base
Book your place on the DJ crash course
I took the DJ crash course with the objective of generally knowing what decks did. I’d picked up odd bits of info from youtube tutorials but being at London AMP gave me a really solid foundation to play at house parties or consider going professional. The facilities were great and they have the new Pioneer CDJ3000’s which were amazing and I gained a good knowledge of what tech to go and buy afterwards. I would definitely recommend London AMP, they were brilliant.
“As I’ve been playing out regularly for the past 5 years I wasn’t sure what more I could learn. I was amazed at the depth of knowledge Chris has on DJ production and he has really opened up my eyes to the creative possibilities for DJs… cheers Chris!”
“I needed an overview of DJing and decided to enrol on this course as the course structure seemed perfect for me. The tutor was really patient and had a great knowledge of all styles of music. Taking the one-to-one option worked for me as I could stop the course and ask questions at anytime. Thanks a lot for all your help.”