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Music - Btec Level 2 Extended Certificate at Chichester College

Course description

This course gives students an introduction to a variety of areas including; performance skills, rehearsal skills, studio recording, music technology, the music business and music theory.You will work in bands towards regular performances. Our weekly lunchtime gigs give you the opportunity to hear performances from visiting professionals including former students and staff. All students perform at the College's very own Festival - Chi-Fest – in June.

Course content

You will study the Music Industry, Managing a Music Product, Music and Production Analysis, Music Showcase. You will research a music topic, have an Introduction to Music Performance, and Music Sequencing, you will work towards Solo Music Performances and Music Ensemble work.

There will be a range of both practical and theory subjects. Each unit will require you to complete assessment activities which will be set throughout the year. All the information and criteria to be addressed will be available online and all of the subject material will be delivered at College.

Entry requirements

Students should have a good level of education at GCSE, and an enthusiasm for music. Students must have some basic skills on an instrument or voice.


Each unit will give students the opportunity to be assessed at different times during the course. Some of the assessment is practical and some theory. There are two exams in June which will go towards the final grades.

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

Completing the course will serve as an ideal preparation for you to progress to the level 3 Diploma in Music Practice (Pop) or Music Technology.

Further information

We will supply Drums, Amplifiers, Microphones and P.A.

All students will be required to play or sing at an informal audition and should prepare 2 short musical pieces/songs to perform. Students will be asked to talk about their experience and inspiration 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle