When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes (course free to 16-18 year olds)
  • Course Code K24MCAB09A
  • Suitable For This course is free for 16-18s

What you will learn

Are you an aspiring musician, vocalist, producer, performer, rapper, and/or DJ? Are you looking to develop your career and begin your next steps in a newly refurbished college? This programme has been developed to provide students with an understanding of music performance and production as a collaborative activity and prepare them for work in the music industry. The qualification has been designed for students who have a keen interest in music performance and/or music production, and who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. The level 3 diploma draws upon established approaches to music teaching, learning and assessment that are successfully proven to appeal to and engage students seeking practical study over a more academic study route. Modules are centred on development of practical skills, industry awareness, and research methods. Applicants should have a keen interest and experience in either music, music production, or music performance. Willingness to learn, improve, and self-motivate will be crucial in ensuring successful completion. Upon successful completion, learners will achieve a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in either Music Performance or Production, depending on their specialism.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand a range of activities, roles, and relationships in developing and producing a musical performance, and/or collaborative activity.
  • Analyse and research musical and production components in music performance, and within a composition.
  • Apply and evaluate composition and critical listening skills.
  • Identify progression opportunities within the music performance and production sector.
  • Evaluate critical perspectives that influence the analysis of performance and production activities.
  • Appreciate the contexts within which music performance and production are positioned.
  • Analyse and research a production design brief in music performance.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC National Extended Diploma in Music [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

Your Diploma will require compulsory college attendance. It is expected that 16-18 learners will achieve this qualification alongside an appropriate study programme and other timetabled elements, such as work experience and enrichment.

Entry requirements

You need to have achieved at least 4s GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including Maths and English, and a related Level 2 qualification, ideally in music.

What you need to know before you enrol

You must be aware of the attendance, self-study, and homework demands of the course.

What you need

Class materials will be provided, as will access to the music technology suites and rehearsal rooms.

What you can do next

Progression may include further study at degree level, conservatoire study, or relevant employment.