The Level 3 BTEC in Music allows students to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the music sector at the appropriate level. This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education in university. By studying BTEC Music, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts.

Entry Requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of Grade 5 or above in both English Language and Mathematics and Grade 5 (equivalent) in at least 3 other GCSE/Level 2 qualifications. A Grade 5 or Level 2 Merit in Music is also required. Other related GCSE/Level 2 subjects may be considered, and an audition may form part of the application process. Guidance on acceptable related subjects can be provided by the Sixth Form Leadership Team.

Course Overview

On This Course You Will Study

During the course you will have plenty of opportunity to perform and progress in music. You will learn the skills needed in order to make the most of rehearsal time as well as create, perform and rehearse in bands. You will become a specialist on your chosen instrument or voice and gain an understanding of the music industry.

You will learn how to target specific audiences and how to put on a professional event.
You will also gain essential skills like communication, time management, dedication, effective practice and independent learning.

The course comprises:
One externally assessed performance exam;
One externally assessed controlled conditions exam;
One internally assessed performance exam;
One internally assessed theory unit.

Progression & Careers

Any career in the music industry:

  • Performer;
  • Composer;
  • Arranger;
  • Sound Engineer;
  • Music Technology;
  • Promoter;
  • Singer/Songwriter.

Where can I find out more?

Point of contact:

Rob Wilkinson

Team Leader of Music and Performing Arts

Contact Rob Wilkinson who looks after this Music course on:

Music 12