BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology
A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma can be taken full-time over two years.
A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career.
It is equivalent to three A levels which means when you have finished the course you can choose whether to get a job straight away or go into higher education.
All students take five core units:
- Creating & Marketing a Music Product (double value unit)
- Listening Skills for Musicians
- Sound Recording Techniques
- Planning a Music Recording
- The Sound & Music Industry
and twelve specialist units
- The Music Freelance World
- Music Sequencing
- Audio Engineering
- Concert Production & Staging
- Computer Music Systems
- Analogue & Digital Audio Principles
- Introduction to Acoustics
- Operating Live Sound
- Music & Sounds for Multimedia
- Music and Society
- Music Technology in Performance
- Special Subject Investigation
Functional Skills are a compulsory part of all Sixth Form Centre courses. Students set targets to improve their skills, and gain qualifications, in English, Maths and/or IT. The Functional Skills and levels taken are based on initial assessment and previous GCSE results. There is a particular emphasis on skills required for Music. Students build up a folder of evidence from their vocational work and may be required to sit one or more tests.
There are a variety of teaching methods employed from formal lectures/presentations to demonstrations and simulations. Group/team work is developed as are one-to-one skills in a practical environment.
All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. Most assessments are ongoing by assignments set for each unit. There is a balance between practical projects and theoretical/research work.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology.
Opportunities for Progression
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). Students can go into careers such as Music Management, Teaching, Performance and Production.
You could work in:
- Music Production
- Music Business
If you decide to go to university or college you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as:
- Popular Music
- Music Technology
- Music Management
- 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, two of which must be Maths and English Language.
- BTEC First Diploma (Merit or Distinction) together with a grade C in Maths and English.
- All applicants must have a good reference.
For International Students, Secure English Language Test at B2 level, such as IELTS level 5.5 or equivalent.
24+ ADVANCED LEARNING LOANS
From April 2013, anyone aged 24+ and starting a course on or after 1 August 2013 may apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. The loans are designed to help you pay your tuition fees and are available to all UK nationals* studying at Level 3 or Level 4 or an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year. If your loan is for an Access to Higher Education programme and you progress to complete a Higher Education programme, you will not have to pay back your 24+ loan!
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