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Music (Technology) BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Stafford College

Course description

The desirable student must have a keen interest in computer music. Working on a functional skill in English or Maths at Level 1 or Level 2 will be included in this course (unless grade C or above is already achieved).

Course content

14 hours per week including tutorials and functional skills:


  • Exploring Computer Systems Used by Musicians
  • Exploring Musical Composition
  • Producing a Musical Recording
  • The Music Industry
  • Investigating an Area of Music
  • Planning and Creating a Music Product
  • Working as a musical Ensemble


The course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs which gives the opportunity for progression to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology or Music, which are equivalent to 3 A levels.


English & Maths

We are committed to helping students improve their skills in English and maths. Students on a full-time course at College who missed out on GCSE qualifications at grades A-C in these subjects at school will attend additional classes and receive support to enhance their grades. Depending on individual ability, students will work towards GCSE, City & Guilds or Functional Skills awards to ensure that they have the qualifications needed to progress to university or employment. To take catch-up classes to ensure you have the qualifications you need to progress onto university or into the workplace.  

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at D/E or equivalent qualifications in relevant subjects, (English should be one those GCSE’s or functional skills equivalent at Level 2) or a full Level 1 vocational qualification at pass grade, plus demonstration of suitable practical skills and a satisfactory reference provided.


You may be asked to provide a portfolio of work or some evidence of interest.


All applicants will be interviewed.


The course is continuously assessed by course work. This will include your own practical music work

Financial information

If you require any advice on financial /travel support towards your education, please contact Student Services on 01785 275512 and ask for Carole Moore, or by email:

Future opportunities

We advise students that studying the BTEC Level 2 in Music (Technology) is a pathway to gaining a higher qualification to maximise employment potential. It would be unrealistic to think that there are jobs waiting in the industry for students with only a BTEC Level 2 Diploma. A merit is recommended for progression to a Level 3.

Further information

If you would like any more information about the college or our courses, you can write, visit, or telephone Student Services on 01785 275468.  Our e-mail address is:  If you are unsure about which course to take, we can arrange for you to talk to our guidance advisors.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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