Learn to become a professional DJ

This innovative EDEXCEL approved DJ skills diploma is designed for people wishing to embark on a career in the DJ industry. Previous experience of DJing or DJ equipment is not necessary and is suitable for enthusiastic beginners.

“Learn traditional DJing methods alongside the latest techniques with laptops, controllers and software”

Learning environment

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 equipment and software at all times during your course.

You will learn

Learn the skills necessary to be a successful DJ

During the course you will learn how to use the latest DJ equipment and software with brands such as Pioneer, Techniques, Serato and Traktor. Learn the traditional methods of DJing alongside the latest techniques with laptops, controllers and software. You will also learn how to create live sets and performances with software such as Ableton.

Learn to produce and create remixes

Alongside the DJ aspect of the course you will also learn to remix and produce your music using the latest version Ableton and incorporate your own productions within your DJ sets.

This 6 month part time course can be taken on weekdays, evenings and even Saturdays, or can be accelerated to 6-8 weeks if studied on a full time basis. All aspects of DJing, mix creation, remixing and music production are covered:

  • Introduction to DJ equipment and integration
  • Beat matching and mixing
  • Advanced DJ techniques
  • Set planning and mix tape creation
  • Digital Dj’ing using software
  • Remixing and live performance
  • Music Production techniques using Ableton

Understanding equipment and the club environment

  • Understanding professional/club grade audio systems
  • Equipment maintenance and product knowledge
  • Understanding cables & signal flow
  • Innovative approaches to Beat matching and advanced listening skills
  • Gain Structure
  • Optimising Headphone Use

Basic DJ techniques

  • Understanding cue points and multiple cue points
  • Advanced use of faders and fade techniques
  • Split-cue monitoring
  • Multi-deck and multi-format mixing
  • Using Filters
  • Groove riding

Advanced DJ techniques

  • In-depth use of equalizers including subtractive techniques
  • Advanced effects
  • Optimizing mixes based on song structure & genre
  • Using Serato and Traktor
  • Advanced use of Mixed In Key software
  • Harmonic mixing Techniques in real-time

Set planning and mixtape recording

  • Understanding Pioneer Rekordbox
  • Advanced ITunes management for DJ management
  • Understanding limiters and basic compression
  • CD burning, Playlists, BPM, Key, cataloging, Metadata
  • Recording live sets
  • Audio Editing and creating presentation mixes

Live Performance with Ableton

  • Optimizing your computer for DJing and audio Production
  • Using Ableton as a production and performance tool
  • Configuring Ableton and controllers for Live performance
  • Understanding and using Push controller
  • Introduction to remixing and mash-up techniques
  • Song analysis and listening skills

Production and remixing with Ableton

  • Drum and baseline programming
  • Warping and manipulating audio and loops
  • Creative use of software instruments
  • Using effect processors: reverb, delay
  • Creative use of processors like compression, limiters
  • Mixing and mastering techniques

Book your place on the DJ diploma

One to One

Start date: flexible
Duration: 6 months part-time or 3 months full-time

£3,498

or £1,198 for first installment*


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* Please note; paying by installments incurs an admin fee of £98 which is included in cost shown.

Features of One to One courses

Enrol anytime throughout the year – you could be starting your course within a week

You set the start date and subsequent classes – fit the course around your lifestyle

Pick your own study times – this can be mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends

Personalised weekly progress report – identifies strengths and weaknesses increasing productivity

Ability to accelerate the course – 8 week courses can be completed in as little as 2 weeks

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our courses, give us a ring on 0207 247 8800

DJ course reviews

“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!”

Paul improved his understanding of song structures
Kevin, London
Advanced DJ certificate

“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.”

Billie, London
DJ Skills Crash Course

“I always had an interest in DJing and decided to take the plunge and give it a go! The tutor made me feel at ease and the course was relaxed but structured. I managed to mix my first mix CD by the end of the course which felt like a real achievement all thanks to London AMP. Cheers!”

Linda took the plunge and did the DJ Skills Crash Course
Linda, London
DJ Skills Crash Course