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BTEC Music First Award at Queen Elizabeth School

Course description

If you are keen to be involved in practical music-making, to learn about aspects of the music industry, to record your own performances and to learn to use music software for your own compositions, this course would suit you.  This course prepares you for working in music professions such as musician, events manager or sound technician. Highly practical but with theoretical work that supports for example the development of composing skills.  


Course content

BTEC qualifications are designed to be specialist work-related courses.  The course comprises of two mandatory  units “Working in the Music Industry” and Professional Development in the Music Industry” and  two units which are chosen from a list of optional units. These cover aspects of knowledge, understanding and competency necessary for employment within the music sector.  The units will develop your performing ability and compositional skills, as well as offering you a working knowledge of recording and production equipment.  You can explore the numerous career opportunities in music, and organise events to gain valuable skills in marketing, publicity and team work.


Entry requirements

A strong practical interest in playing, creating and performing music. Commitment to rehearsing and working with music groups outside lesson time.


Future opportunities

The BTEC Extended Certificate is good preparation for the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music (Performing) or Music Technology (Production).


Further information

You can speak to Mr Beale or Mr Hooper to find out more about the course and discuss your suitability for it.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years