The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music Technology is equivalent in size to one A-level and will prepare you for an entry-level role in the music sector. The qualification offers an introduction to the music sector through applied learning. It supports progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other vocational or general qualifications. It is designed to support progression to employment following further study at university.
|Qualification name||BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sound Engineering|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||5th September 2022|
|Cost description||16 to 19 bursary fund available depending on household income|
Minimum requirement: 6 GCSEs Grades 9-4 (or equivalent), including Grade 4 or above in English and maths; Grade 5 or above in music. Strongly recommended: Grade 5 in English. Students should have a good understanding and appreciation of music. Previous experience of making or producing music is essential.
One of two options will be taken, designed to support progression to apprenticeship or employment when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A-levels. Option 1: Sound Engineering - a basis of study for the sound engineering sector with a focus on studio recording techniques and DAW production. Option 2: Digital Music Production - a basis of study for the music production sector with a focus on music and sound for media and DAW production.
Internal and external assessment of units studied, subject to external standards verification
There are many roles in this sector where recruitment is at graduate level. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. It will prepare you for direct employment in the digital music production sector such as music production, sound design and audio restoration.