BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
Exam Board: Edexcel
Subject Leader: Mr S Noakes
This course is designed to give students both a practical and theoretical understanding of music and the music industry through a variety of study units. This qualification will equip students with a music foundation which will enable them to progress onto further training or education.
How is the course organised and assessed?
This is a 60 credit BTEC course and is taught across Year 12 and 13. This qualification is broadly equivalent to 1 A Level. This course is very flexible with a mix of optional and compulsory units students must take. For the compulsory Units, students choose one of the following: Unit 23 + 33 or 40 — Music performance techniques (solo performance or ensemble performance), Unit 5 + 3, 7 or 32 — Backline technical management. (Arranging, composing or sequencing), or Unit 11 + 3, 7 or 32 — Music events management. (Arranging, composing or sequencing). There are a host of different choices for the optional units but here are four we recommend: Unit 39 — The Sound and Music Industry, Unit 17 — Marketing and Promotion in Music, Unit 14 — Listening Skills for Music Technologists, Unit 43 — Special Subject Investigation.
Students who have completed this course will be in ideal places to both begin working within the music industry or to go onto further music education.