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Music Performance Subsidiary Diploma - BTEC Level 3 at Kingsbridge Community College

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 in Music Performance provides students with a programme of learning in Music focussed specifically on performance. It will give you an understanding of vital skills to start a professional career or move on to further study, and in insight into employment opportunities available.

The course consists of two years:

YEAR 1: During the first year students will study one compulsory core unit plus a choice of a further two units from a range of specialist areas. At the end of the first year students can either leave the course with the BTEC Level 3 in Music Performance or go on to complete a second year.

YEAR 2: The second year consists of one compulsory unit and two further units from a range of specialist areas. After two years students are awarded the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Performance.

The focus of this qualification is to provide students with the opportunity to specialise in musical performance and specific areas within this, such as improvisation, singing or theatrical performance.

Where will this qualification take me?

Employment opportunities

With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment. If successful there are a wide variety of prospective careers that you can explore, for example: a popular musician, classical musician or theatrical performer.

Further vocational and academic qualifications

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Music (Performance) has the equivalence of one AS Level.

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music (Performance) has the equivalence of one A Level.

It is possible for you to progress further into higher education, as successful BTEC National qualifications give UCAS points for university applications.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and Maths. Students are expected to select a minimum of 4 AS subjects in Year 12 and continue to follow a minimum of 3 subjects to A2 in Year 13. 

  • At least Grade C in GCSE Music OR
  • At least Grade 4 practical on your instrument or voice OR
  • Interview with Head of Music

It is also recommended that students are taking individual singing/instrumental lessons on their chosen instrument.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingsbridge Community College directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years