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Music BTEC

Edexcel BTEC Music Level 3

This course has the equivalent UCAS points:

Extended Certificate = 1 A Level

Foundation Diploma = 1.5 A Levels

Diploma = 2 A Levels

What is the course about?

For the BTEC Extended Certificate in Music:

This course offers a broad yet in depth study into areas of Music and the Music Industry. The course aims to provide pupils with the skills and knowledge required within the industry and at the same time offers higher level thinking and transferable skills for progression to Higher Education or Employment.


For the Extended Certificate pupils must study all the mandatory units plus ONE optional unit. Units covered:

Ensemble Music Performance Techniques (Mandatory Task)

Practical Music Theory and Harmony (Mandatory Assignment)

Professional Practice within the Music Industry (Mandatory Task)

Solo Performance (Optional Assignment)

Composing (Optional Assignment)

Music Promotion (Optional Assignment)

Music Performance Session Styles (Optional Assignment)

Music Software Skills (Optional Assignment)


Further options and mandatory units are available for the Foundation Diploma and Diploma courses.