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Music BTEC Level 3 Certificate at Alsager School

Course description

The course is the equivalent of 1 A level and will be studied over two years. Through a series of practical assignments you will learn all about the recording studio and how to record, mix and master. You will learn how to sound engineer live gigs as well as put on your own music event. All units are largely practical but each has an element of research and written work, which must be completed to attain the unit grade.

In year 1 you will take the Level 3 Certificate in Music Performance comprising of 3 units of study:
- Music Production Techniques
- Delivering a Music Product
- Live Sound Techniques

On successful completion of the Certificate, you can progress to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in year two, gaining a full A Level equivalent (60 units in total).

The three study units of the Subsidiary Diploma are:
- Sequencing Systems and Techniques
- Special Subject Investigation
- Major Music Project

Entry requirements

You should be able to perform on your chosen instrument / voice at approximately grade 4 standard and will be expected to pass an audition where you will be expected to perform on your chosen instrument / voice.


The course has no exams, all work is submitted through a portfolio of evidence from practical assignments including recordings, presentations, videos and written work.

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Future opportunities

Sound Engineering or Studio Technician. The BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology is suitable for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the Music Industry or Higher Education or any course requiring good communication and teamwork skills. Any student who wants to know more should speak to Mr. Galley in the music department or go to the edexcel website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alsager School directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2016
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