Edexcel BTEC Music Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
This course has the equivalent UCAS points = 1 A Level
What is the course about?
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology (Events Support):
For the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology (Events Support) students specialise in the technical and promotional aspect of putting on live music events. The structure of the course consists of 2 mandatory units and a further choice of 4 optional units. All units are focused around developing skills and progressing towards a career in music. Tasks include practical activities, workshops, research and reflective tasks and written assignments and verbal presentations.
Backline Technical Management (Mandatory)
Music Events Management (Mandatory)
Audio Engineering Principles (Optional)
Delivering a Music Product (Optional)
Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry (Optional)
Music Project (Optional)
The Sound and Music Industry (Optional)
Stage Lighting Operations (Optional)
For the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music (Performing):
For the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing, students specialise in the performance area of music and are able to choose a combination of solo or ensemble pathways on instrument or voice. The structure of the course consists of 6 units in total; one compulsory unit, a choice of 2 mandatory units and a further choice of optional units. All units are focused around developing skills and progressing towards a career in music. Tasks include practical activities, workshops, community work, research and reflective tasks and written assignments and verbal presentations.
Music Performance Techniques (Compulsory)
Solo Performance (Mandatory)
Ensemble Performance (Mandatory)
Music Project (Optional)
Live Music Workshop (Optional)
Music in the Community (Optional)
Musical Theatre (Optional)
Musical Composition (Optional)
Singing Techniques (Optional)
How will I be assessed?
Each unit is divided into several tasks with given criteria. Your teacher will assess your evidence when a task is completed against the criteria, and award you Pass, Merit or Distinction. You must achieve a Pass in all tasks to achieve an overall Pass for a unit. The exam board will request work to externally verify. This ensures that your work is meeting the national standards of the exam board.
How will this course help me in the future?
This course will primarily develop either your performance or technical skills and enable you to make a step towards participating in or managing live performance in all stylistic genres of the music industry. The course will also develop your planning and organisational skills and you will understand the complex nature of planning and organising a live performance event or community workshop. Possible career pathways are: performer, music theatre actor, classroom music teacher, film/TV composer, singing teacher, music therapist, community worker, peripatetic teacher, music journalist, events manager, theatre/concert venue manager, music producer, session musician, sound engineer, lighting technician etc.