We believe that everyone, everywhere with the desire and talent should have the chance to start and establish a career in music. You can help by supporting The Ivors Academy Trust’s bursary scheme to help disadvantaged students study TheWRD.
Our diploma for students aged 19+ is delivered through a ground-breaking immersive education platform, regular group sessions and mentorship days in local grassroots music venues across the UK.
The qualification follows GSCEs and provides access to higher education or work. This cost-effective UCAS-accredited course is mainly online, responding to the needs of many young people who can’t start or develop their career in music and the creative industries because of where they live, their background, finances, and lack of contacts and self-belief.
Students learn online and in person at their own pace and it takes up to two years to complete. The skills and knowledge that students develop will create new opportunities whether they stay in education, start a career in music – in front of or behind the mic – or in another industry.
Every student on TheWRD will join The Ivors Academy to access our community and opportunities.
TheWRD is accredited by AIM, the Skills and Education Group Access and approved by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for higher education.