Music (BTEC)

Develop your practical skills in performing and composing through practising your own instrument and forming your own bands! Experience the thrill of planning your own live music event! 

Course Overview
Year 1

As with all BTEC courses, there are mandatory units. Learners taking this qualification will take three mandatory units:

* Music Performance Brief

* Music Composition Brief

* Professional Practice in the Music Industry


Learners choose one optional unit to support their choices in progression to music courses in higher education, and to link with relevant occupational areas.

Optional units cover content areas such as :

* Arranging music

* Composing music

* Music promotion

* Solo performance


Year 2

University degrees in media production; cultural studies or English. It will also be very useful for going on to study other creative/practical courses like photography or graphic design and courses such as business studies and marketing.


Performer; composer; session musician; music studio; retail; education.

Take my word for it BTEC Music is FUN, CREATIVE and requires a lot of imagination. You can have endless possibilities in Music.

Jack Vaughan

Key Facts

Qualification type:

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music

Additional entry requirements:

GCSE Music or BTEC level 2 is highly advantageous, but not necessary.

A passion for performance, combined with a committed approach to becoming a professional musician.


A combination of timed supervised work (assessed externally) and coursework (assessed internally) during the year

Opportunities for work-related activities:

Visiting and performing in Professional venues. Workshops by professional musicians and activities involving the Music industry


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