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Double BTEC in Music at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Course description


BTEC Music is the perfect course for anyone who has a passion for popular music and the music industry, whether that is performing in a band, writing the next No. 1 hit single or using industry standard software to produce or remix music.

This course is available as a Level 3 BTEC Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels) or Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels)

Course content


  • Live performance skills & developing a band
  • Events Management
  • Composition (Popular Music & Music for Films)
  • Audio/MIDI Sequencing and Music Production
  • Music Theory & Aural Skills
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Live Performance & Session Musician Skills
  • The Music Industry
  • History of Popular Music and Society
  • Remixing skills and Production Techniques
  • Music from around the world

Entry requirements


  • Grade 5 Rock School or ABRSM in your main instrument. If you have not achieved these you must demonstrate your ability to perform to an equivalent standard.
  • The ability to read music
  • A keen interest in current music styles and the Music Industry
  • Willingness to work in different bands/groups performing a wide range of current music styles


100% coursework

Exam board: Edexcel

Future opportunities

The course will provide you with the skills needed to succeed within the Music Industry (performance, composition, studio recording, music business etc) or to progress into Higher Education. The majority of our students go on to study at leading universities in the areas of Popular Music and Music Technology, such as Leeds College of Music, University of Liverpool, University of Huddersfield, University of Salford and University of Central Lancashire.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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      Blackpool Sixth is the Fylde Coast’s leading provider of A levels and BTEC courses.


      With a choice of over 50 advanced level options, specialist teaching and fantastic facilities, Blackpool Sixth gives all its students the perfect springboard to university and great careers.

      Blackpool Sixth’s course range is extremely wide with A levels and BTEC options. Students are able to put together a programme which exactly matches their interests and future ambitions.

      Summer 2012 saw the completion of a £23.7 million development to our campus which has created an excellent learning environment for students.

      In 2011 we were awarded Teaching School status in partnership with Hodgson Academy. The the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance will take a national and regional lead in both shaping and delivering the training and professional development of current and future generations of teachers. Working with high quality graduates and educational leaders of the future will enable us to maintain and improve our teaching standards to the benefit of all our students.