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Music Practice & Music Technology Btec National Award Level 3 at Greig City Academy

Course description

Through regular lessons each week in a group setting and individual tutorials every two weeks to evaluate your work.

Course content

Main Topics

  1. Music Performance Process
  2. Music Performance Project
  3. Listening Skills
  4. Live Performance Workshop      
  5. Music From Around the World
  6. The Freelance World
  7. Sound Recording Techniques     
  8. Residential in university during term 3                          


Entry requirements

GCSE Music Grade C and/ or BTEC level 2 in Performing Arts in Music. To enter, you need to perform a piece of your choice. You need to have a good attendance and punctuality record and at least 3-4 GCSEs grade C and above.


Each unit is assessed at the end of the term, on the basis of 1-2 units per term across two years.  The ‘Music Performance Process’ and ‘Music Performance Project’ are two major projects and are externally assessed where an outside examiner is invited to see your work. Assessment is written and practical exam and coursework.


Future opportunities

Opportunities to develop the training for the growing live music industry and to integrate vocational qualifications.  For full time learners to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in cultural venues, artistic programming and sound engineering, or progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as BTEC Higher National Diploma in Music Performance or Music Production or a full time degree in Pop Music, Music Technology or Jazz, popular and Commercial Music.

Further information

There are two main classrooms for multipurpose musical activities, one recording studio, three music rehearsal rooms and two music store rooms as well as three concert venue areas within the school. Greig City Academy  is directly linked with ‘Collage Arts’ in Wood Green which has access to the ‘Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Selby Centre’ recording studios.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Greig City Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years