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Music Performance - BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music Performance suits students who play an instrument or  sing. It is ideal for guitarists, drummers, bassists, keyboard players and pop, rock  or musical vocalists.

It offers a specialist qualification that covers the key knowledge and practical skills required for a career as a professional musician. It consists of three mandatory  units and one optional unit.


You will complete four units of study  outlined below:

Mandatory units

• Ensemble Music Performance

• Professional Practice in the Music Industry

• Practical Music Theory and Harmony 

Optional units

• Composing Music

• Music Performance Session Styles

• Solo Performance

• Improvising Music  

How will it be delivered?

A combination of classroom study, self study and enrichment activities.

Entry requirements

GCSE Music grade 4 or above with a good standard of instrumental or vocal ability demonstrated.

Your next steps...

Studying Music BTEC can lead to further study of the subject at university or a music college, however it can also lead to other subjects in higher education. It is desirable for employment in the arts, teaching and other types of jobs which require the skills developed on this course.


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