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Music - Level 2 BTEC Diploma

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More information about this Course

Useful Information
Mode of Study: Full Time
Level: 2
Duration: 1 Year
Awarding/validation body: BTEC

Course Overview

Are you wanting to start your journey into a music career? Do you want to learn about how to create music in industry standard studio spaces?

This music course teaches you the skills you need to start a career in music including:

Composing tracks using DAWs such as Logic Pro and Ableton

Recording vocals and instruments in industry standard studios

Studying the music industry

Course Highlights

Every day you will be able to use industry standard studio spaces to produce and record your tracks.You will be learning how to compose and produce music from lecturers working in the industry.You will be creating the styles of music you want to, enabling you to form who you are as an artist or producer.

Career Opportunities & Further Study
On completion of the Level 2 course you will be able to progress onto the Music Technology Level 3 Diploma.


All assessment is project based. You will be taught content that you then take into an assessment project to show what you have learnt. You will need to demonstrate the skills and techniques covered in sessions within your assessments and you will have to keep either written, video or audio logs to evidence you working. You will also have research projects covering the music industry where you undertake personal research tasks to show your understanding of a topic.

Each assessment is graded as pass, merit or distinction and at the end of the year your final grade is calculated on what you achieved across all of the projects.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at grades 3/D as a minimum OR a related Level 1 vocational qualification;


Including a GCSE at grade 3/D (or equivalent) as a minimum in English OR English and Mathematics assessed at Entry 3 or above by College assessment.


If you are a performer you will need to audition 2 pieces on your chosen instrument or as a vocalist. You will need to bring the backing tracks in for the audition or have the YouTube links for the instrumental version of the song. You may also audition your own compositions where possible for the 2 tracks. If you are a producer you will need to bring in 2 projects you have worked on previously to play and discuss how you created the tracks.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

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