Course details

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Qualification name BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sound Engineering
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2024
Cost £0.00
Cost description Students are encouraged to provide their own monitor quality headphones and will have the opportunity to participate in various visits to support their studies.
Attendance pattern Daytime

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


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

At least 6 GCSEs at grades 9-4 , including GCSE English Language, and Grade 4 in GCSE Music or Merit in BTEC Music, Grade 4 in GCSE Additional Science or Physics and Grade 4/5 in GCSE Mathematics. if you have not studied Music at school, then a demonstration of experience and enthusiasm for playing music and using professional DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation). (Level 2 vocational qualifications at Merit or Distinction will be treated as equivalent to one GCSE)

View the key features of this course.

The course focuses on recording, mixing and mastering music, allowing students to utilise the colleges industry standard recording facilities.In addition to this, students will also learn about the physics of sound and how acoustics can be controlled to build the best possible studio environment.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

2 Lessons a week with additional requirement of individual study time of 3 hours a week

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

At the end of the two-year course students will complete the externally assessed unit which takes the form of a fifteen-hour music production exam. This exam will take place over three days, with studentscompleting five hours of assessment each day. The exam is worth 33% of the course.

Music Publishing, Music Marketing, Creative Roles, Broadcast and Games, Music Education & Health; These are just a small selection of the careers you could go on to pursue. Many of these careers require a university degree and therefore we would recommend looking into specific requirements for each university course by heading to their respective websites.

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Name One Sixth Form College
Address Scrivener Drive
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Phone 01473 556615

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