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Music Technology RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners at Sydenham School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form

Course description

The RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners: Music Technology, enables learners to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of working in the music technology sector.

It’s suitable for learners who are motivated by applied learning through hands-on creative experiences related to the work of a performing musician and music technologist.

The course is the equivalent to 1½ A levels

Course content

Students taking this qualification will study 2 mandatory units:

  • Live sound recording and sound reinforcement
  • Planning for a career in Music

There will then be between 3 and 5 optional units covering different aspects of the Music Tech Industry such as

  • Remixing and Production
  • Creating a Sample Library
  • Setting up a Music Business and
  • Live Sound Engineering.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-C and Grade C in GCSE Music or pass in Music Tech/BTEC if taken. Prior knowledge of technology and music software/hardware is desirable.

Minimum point score of 38 including Maths and English at grade 4 at GCSE. This is equivalent to 4B and 4C grades overall at GCSE. Students will also need to achieve the subject specific criteria below:

NEW GCSE POINT SCORE GCSE grade 2017 Points:

  • G 1.00
  • F 1.50
  • E 2.00
  • D 3.00
  • C 4.00
  • B 5.50
  • A 7.00
  • A* 8.50


Work is assessed through coursework which can include a range of evidence such as video and audio examples.

Future opportunities

This course prepares students for further study, for example at University, or for a career in Music Technology. Learners will develop their sound recording skills; mixing and mastering skills; sequencing and productions skills; live sound skills; radio programming skills; video production skills and gain an understanding of contextual issues relating to music technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sydenham School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017
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