BTEC National Extended Certificate inMusic Performance

What Will I learn?

The EDEXCEL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music Performance is an exciting course designed for students who would like to pursue a vocationally relevant qualification in the music sector. The course gives students an understanding of the vital skills to start a professional career or move on to further study, and an insight into employment opportunities available. It is equivalent in size
to one A level, with equivalent UCAS points.

Mandatory Units:
Practical Music Theory and Harmony
Professional Practice in the Music Industry
Ensemble Music Performance

Optional Units:
Composing Music
Music Performance Session Styles
Solo Performance
Improvising Music

How Am I Assessed?

The EDEXCEL BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music Performance is a 360-credit qualification that consists of three mandatory unit plus one optional unit. Half the units are internally assessed and half are externally assessed.

What Career Options Do I Have?

The BTEC Music course is geared for students wishing to pursue various careers in music including performing, composing, music production, music/event management, music broadcasting/journalism and the wider creative industries. The rigour of the course will provide the learner with the relevant qualification base to study at university or music conservatoire. Students can choose to apply for
university courses, conservatoires or start an apprenticeship/job in the sector after completing their studies. Careers where music is directly related to the job could include Music Therapist, Musician, Teacher and Sound Technician. Jobs where studying Music could be helpful are: Arts Administrator, Event Manager, Theatre Stage Manager, Sales, Tour Manager, Merchandiser and Public Relations Officer

Examination Board: Pearson/Edexcel