Music Performance, School of Rock

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The Certificate offers an introduction to the Music Industry through practical learning. For learners for whom an element of performing arts would be complementary, the qualification supports progression to higher education and job roles within the sector.  Students will focus on performing music and all the associated elements.


Students will study four units throughout the course with three being mandatory:
Unit 1 – Practical MusicTheory and Harmony
Unit 2 – Professional Practice in the Music Industry
Unit 3 – Ensemble Music Performance
In addition the optional unit which will be one of the following:
•    Composing Music
•    Solo Performance
•    Music Performance in Session Styles
•    Improvising Music

How will it be delivered?

Students will be assessed through a range of approaches.  These will then be assessed either externally or internally.
Externally Assessed – 58%
Internally Assessed – 42%

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 4 in BTEC/ GCSE Music or entry by audition and interview

Your next steps...

This course equips the learner with many skills which will be useful for future pathways.  For specifically music related pathways, students can go on to study performance focused university courses and Music Technology university courses.  The course also gives a very good base for careers in Performance within the Music Industry such as sound engineering and “pit work.”  The course also enabled students to be confident when addressing audiences and the ability to work as part of a team, which is beneficial to any future pathway.