Music Technology and Performance

BTEC Level 3 Study Programme (Extended Diploma in Music Technology)

Start Date:
Finish date:
Red Tape Central
Level 3

Course Description


Do you want to
  • Have hands-on experience using a full range of analogue and digital equipment in our state-of-the-art studios?
  • Have top industry pros showing you how to create music; that sounds amazing?
  • Attend field trips to music venues, studios and meet others who work in the music industry?
  • Listen to guest expert speakers including, industry professional session musicians and audiologists, PRS for Music and festival organisers; along with universities for progression?
  • Be taught by industry professionals with years of experience working within the music industry?


If so, then our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is the ideal starting point; for your route into the music industry.


The course:

Our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology is an internationally recognised qualification which is valued by employers and universities. Students may go into careers such as music production and recording, broadcasting; scoring and sound designing for multimedia, live sound engineering and on the DJ club/festival scene; or progress onto higher education.

With a combination of both written and practical work, our 1st year 10-unit course includes - 

  • Studio recording techniques
  • Mixing and mastering techniques
  • DAW Production
  • Music technology in performance

For those who want progression onto our 2nd year, a further 4-unit course includes - 

  • Music technology enterprise opportunities
  • DJ performance techniques 
Work experience and enrichment activities are also provided as part of the programme.
You will progress your skills through regular tutorials and sessions, gaining the confidence & experience to possibly progress onto higher education; or stand out from the crowd and climb the steps on the employment ladder.
Our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology course will gain you up to 420 UCAS points, and is equivalent to 3 A levels.

Entry requirements:

  • Five GCSE's grade 4 to 9, these must include English and Maths.
  • Students must be aged sixteen or over on the 31st August of any given year.
  • A free access course will also need to be completed.

You will be required to attend an interview, all students will be accepted on merit. 

Course costs:

Tuition -
  • Free for those aged sixteen to eighteen; at the time of starting with us.
  • Those aged 19+, please click on the concession link below.
This course will incur a small resource fee, payable by all students.
Course length: Full time for each year of attendance.
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Start Date:  2nd September 2019


Concessions: Click here



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