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Qualification name BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sound Engineering
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2023
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

The course begins with an introduction to using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). You will use Logic Pro X to develop your sequencing skills before completing an externally assessed unit where you will be asked to create a short piece of music based on stems which are provided. In addition to this unit, you will learn to operate a digital 32-channel sound desk and set up holdback monitor mixes for a live sound event. As part of this, you learn about a range of microphones and microphone techniques as well as how to use DI effectively. You will also produce a multi-track recording and work as part of a production team to create an EP. In total, 5 units will be completed across the two years consisting of Live Sound; DAW Production; Music Recording Techniques;Working and Developing as a Production Team; Remixing and Re-working. By the end of the course, you will have a range of skills which will enable you to successfully access a range of music production degree courses if you wished to do so.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

The standard entry requirement for the Hitchin Consortium is five Grade 9-4 GCSE's or equivalent, including English & Maths at Grade 4 or above. Subject specific additional entry requirements are an overall APS score of at least 3.5 and Merit or above in Music Production or Technology at Level 2.

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