Music (BTEC)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Music


Qualification Type

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Music

Additional Entry Requirements

GCSE Music or BTEC level 2 is highly advantageous, but not necessary.
A passion for performance, combined with a committed approach to becoming a professional musician.


A combination of folio work, performances, recordings & presentations.

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

Visiting and performing in Professional venues. Workshops by professional musicians and activities involving the Music industry
Develop your practical skills in performing and composing through practising your own instrument and forming your own bands! Experience the thrill of planning your own live music event!

Course Overview

Year 1

As with all BTEC courses, there are mandatory units. Learners taking this qualification will study three mandatory units:
• Music Performance Brief
• Music Composition Brief
• Professional Practice in the Music Industry.
Learners choose one optional unit to support their choices in progression to music courses in higher education, and to link with relevant occupational areas
Optional units cover content areas such as:
• Arranging Music
• Composing Music
• Music Promotion
• Solo Performance


With a track record built over 30 years of learner success, BTEC Nationals are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the signature vocational qualification at Level 3. A significant number of our students successfully continue their music education at BIMM (The Bristol Institute of Modern Music)


Performer; composer; session musician; music studio; retail; education.