Music: Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate at NESCOT
Do you find music exciting? You will learn by completing exciting assignments that are based on real music workplace situations. The course will teach you about music and the industry and will provide a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification.
This course will introduce you to the important things you need to know about if you want to work in the music industry. You will learn composition and arrangement using software and studio hardware. You will also learn about recording skills and techniques. Your musical production and performance skills will also develop whilst you work on your assignments.
To ensure you are really equipped to survive in the music business, you will learn many aspects of how the industry works, how to get yourself noticed, and how to protect your work and ideas.
It is not a requirement that you should have studied music before taking a First Diploma in Music.
Four GCSEs at grade D or above including English, or Level 1 Diploma plus maths and English.
You may want to progress to a specialist BTEC National programme in Music or Media if you get Merit grades on your First Diploma. Alternatively you may progress into jobs such as work in music shops. You can also seek employment as a music performer, session player, or in the recording industry.
Potential career routes in the Music industry:
- Backstage crew
- Box office staff
- Licensing and royalty collection
- Lighting designer
- Music manager/director
- Music teacher
- Performer, recording artist
- Producer (live events)
- Producer-engineer (music)
- Production manager
- Record label manager
- Record retail manager
- Recording industry producer
- Singing coach
- Sound engineer
- Sound technician
- Studio management
- Tour manager
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.