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Music Technology BTEC Level 3 Diploma *Fees Payable* at DLD College

Course description

During the first year students will work towards a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to one A-level). Successful students will be able to progress onto the second year of the where they will work towards the BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to two A- levels).

Throughout the duration of the course students will develop a portfolio of work, music industry knowledge and the skills to assist them in finding employment within an area of the Music Industry or support an application for a higher education course at University.

Course content

A wide range of music technology related themes will be studied including music production techniques and audio engineering principles, marketing and promotion, music sequencing, the sound and music industry, live sound techniques and acoustics.

Students are taught by specialist tutors and are assessed through coursework designed and vocationally relevant lessons that incorporate demonstrations, micro-teaching and tutor guided support. Delivery methods will include practical workshop sessions, classroom-based theory sessions, self-directed Independent Learning using resources on the online VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) and in-house master classes delivered by visiting industry professionals. There will also be opportunities to obtain a valuable insight into the music profession through visits to areas of the music industry, gaining knowledge, skills and advice from professionals.

Entry requirements

English Language and Mathematics grade C or above is essential. GCSE Music or Level 2 equivalent and the ability to play an instrument are not essential but welcomed, as are ICT skills. All applicants will be interviewed.


To study BTEC, your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0.

At the start of each academic year of study, students following a BTEC course without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English training course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside BTEC lessons.

If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the BTEC programme you will normally be offered a place on the Abbey DLD Colleges One Year Pre-sessional (Pre-BTEC) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the program, students may progress to a Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma courses in music technology-related subjects or entry to the music industry workplace.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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