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BTEC Level 3 Music Performing:Certificate (AS) and Subsidiary Diploma (A2) at South Dartmoor Community College

Course description

This modern and contemporary music course focuses on a broad range of musical skills needed in today’s music sector. The main skill of solo/group performing is supported by a range of skills including aural, research of professional practise, improvisation, composing. These form the basis of study in this highly recognised Music Qualification.

Course content

Core Unit: Performing Techniques

Core Unit: Solo Performance or Group Performance

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A to C to include a C or equivalency at Music GCSE. Also the ability to play an instrument or sing.


portfolio evidence. All units are equally weighted. For Certificate (AS), each unit is worth 33%. For Subsidiary Diploma (A2), the units are each 16.5% with the three Certificate (AS) units carrying forward in the Subsidiary Diploma, and three further units being completed.

Future opportunities

This course provides a great preparation for a career in the music industry and is designed to enable students to gain useful paid employment in performance, recording, music management, and teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

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