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Music BTEC Level 3 Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma at Leyton Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is for students wishing to improve their skills as vocalists or instrumentalists. The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is equivalent to one AS Level and should be taken as part of a four-subject course of study. Students who successfully complete the qualification can then go on to study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in their second year at the College, if they choose to, and this course is equivalent to one full A Level.

The focus of the course is on practical rehearsal and performance in a range of contemporary music styles, such as pop and RnB. The course helps students develop their music skills as part of a creative performance package or to balance an academic programme of study.

Course content

Study covers rehearsal and performance skills in music. All students are given opportunities to perform in large-scale professional events which are open to the public. Areas of performance covered include developing instrumental or vocal techniques, performing in a range of popular music styles, and working as part of a band.

Entry requirements

Once we receive your application form we will invite you to attend one of our taster sessions which will include an informal audition. Applicants also need to achieve four GCSE grades A*-C.


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Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Music can go on to study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music at the College, which is equivalent to one full A Level.

Further information

What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?

All of our students regularly perform in professional music events open to the public. Our students are also eligible for a ‘Season Pass’ allowing them to attend every event staged as part of the Leyton Season performance programme at a discounted rate.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Leyton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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