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Music Technology (Events Support) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Bebington High Sports College

Course description

The course provides education and training for those working in the Music and Music Technology industries.

You will complete six units over two years, achieving a pass, merit or distinction grade equivalent to one A Level.

Course content

YEAR 12 – (3 units):

  • Unit 11:Music Events Management (compulsory) The aim of this unit is to develop the skills and knowledge needed to manage music events. Learners will become familiar with administrative tasks, strategies and factors that influence the success of an event then will put the theory into practice by planning and managing a music event.
  • Unit 8: Concert Production and Staging The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop the skills required to set up staging and sound for concert performances safely, whilst taking into account relevant legal and safety considerations.
  • Unit 9: Delivering a Musical Product The aim of this unit is to enable learners to experience the process of creating and delivering a product probably a CD recording within guidelines typical within the music industry.

Year 13 – (3 units):

  • Unit 5: Backline Technical Management (compulsory) The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop their knowledge and skills in the setting up and maintenance of backline instruments – guitars and basses with associated equipment, and the methods used to support musicians in performance situations safely.
  • Unit 29:Live Sound Techniques The aim of this unit is to develop skills in the use of live sound reinforcement equipment. Learners will become familiar with the sound equipment used in a music venue and will set up a sound system, use outboard equipment and set up monitor mixes.
  • Unit 39:The Sound and Music Industry This unit will enable learners to gain a knowledge and awareness of where their career choices fit into the ‘big picture’ of the industry and gain skills in creating a business plan. It includes an examination of working conditions, practices and approaches to employment.

Entry requirements

Essential 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language.


100% coursework assessed continuously over the 2 years. No examinations.

Future opportunities

This course offers a specialist qualification that focuses on the events support section of the music industry and particular aspects of employment within the sector. It offers a mix of theoretical, practical and vocational learning and provides opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as a carer or progress to further vocational qualifications. During the course students have the opportunity to visit a range of music and industry based institutions as well as having visits from external agencies to support learning.

Students who study Music Technology (Events Support) may prepare you for entry into university to continue studying to degree level, or to employment in the music technology industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bebington High Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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