Why do BTEC Music?
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music Performance is equivalent in size to one A Level. As a practical course, BTEC is well suited to people who play and perform regularly. It aims to develop your skills as a performer and as an overall musician. It is a good option for people from all musical backgrounds and who really enjoy playing and practising.
BTEC Music National Extended Certificate in Music Performance - Units Studied
Unit 1- Practical Music Theory and Harmony
Unit 2-Professional Practice in the Music Industry
Unit 3-Ensemble Music Performance
Unit 4- Composing Music or Unit 6- Unit 6- Solo Performance
Each unit is individually marked (Distinction, Merit, Pass or fail) and a portfolio of evidence must be produced which demonstrates the candidates work for that unit or in the case of externally assessed units, set tasks and tests must be completed. A portion of this evidence will be written but will also be in the form of video and annotated photographs, diaries and log books. Work is marked by teachers or externally at the end of each unit.
BTEC’s require constant work and attendance. While students will be expected to work independently, they will often be working in teams and be reliant on each other.
All students studying Music will perform in concerts on a regular basis to assess their practical skills.
Students would also be expected to participate in extracurricular activities.
Overall Entry Requirements:
6 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including an English and Maths.
Course Specific Entry Requirements:
GCSE grade 4 or BTEC Level 2 in Music is an advantage but compulsory.
Practical Music grades or Grade 5 theory would also be useful but is not essential.