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Music BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Cheshire College

Course description

This Level 3 Extended Diploma will give you the skills required to work professionally in the music industry, in both performances and production and will encourage the theoretical understanding needed to underpin these activities. Tutors on the course will often use their professional expertise to help you understand the music industry and will guide you when you organise and perform live events. There are no formal examinations on this course but you will be expected to build a portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills as a musician.

Course content

This Level 3 Extended Diploma will give you the skills required to work professionally in the music industry, in both performances and production and will encourage the theoretical understanding needed to underpin these activities. Organising and performing live events are key for this course. You will realise your creative ideas through the use of industry standard software and professional recording equipment. 

Tutors on the course will often use their professional expertise to help you understand the music industry and will guide you when you organise and perform live events. 

There are no formal examinations on this course but you will be expected to build a portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills as a musician.

Entry requirements

For the Extended Diploma (2 years) you will need a minimum of: i) 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language/Literature (or L2 functional literacy) and Music ii) or a Level 2 Diploma in Music (Merit) plus 3 GCSEs grade A*-C, iii) or a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music (Merit) plus 4 GCSEs grade A*-C, plus at least a grade D in GCSE Maths (or L1 functional numeracy pass). For the Subsidiary Diploma (1 year) you will need a minimum of: i) 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language/Literature (or L2 functional literacy) and Music, ii) or a Level 2 Diploma in Music (Pass) plus 2 GCSEs grade A*-C, iii) or a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music (Pass) plus 3 GCSEs grade A*-C, plus at least a grade E in GCSE Maths.

Future opportunities

On completion of a Level 3 Extended Diploma it is possible for students to progress onto Higher Education, to study Degree and Foundation Degree subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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