Music

BTEC provides the perfect combination of hands-on experience and academic work, Maryam Taher, Biomedical Science Undergraduate, BTEC Applied Science

We’ve been working closely with teaching professionals in the music sector to develop an exciting new range of Level 2 and Level 3 music qualifications designed around what you’ve told us you need. You'll find:

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  • external assessments in new 2018 qualifications are now project based with no exams
  • the option of a Level 2 course with no external assessment
  • practical and appropriate assessments focusing on performing, producing and creating music
  • summative unit grading designed to help with reporting value added through ALPS
  • a flexible approach to delivery so you can teach in a way that meets the needs of your learners.

Use the links below to explore specifications and course materials for our music qualifications and sign up for music updates for the latest news and information.

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BTEC Level 2 and 3 Music qualifications

BTEC creative music overview table

For Level 2 learners

Give your learners the opportunity to acquire the technical skills they will need to progress to employment, an apprenticeship or further technical study.

BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice (for 14-16 learners)

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music Industry Skills (from 2017 for 16+ learners) - no external assessment

BTEC Level 2 Technicals in Music Production 

BTEC Level 2 Firsts in Music (for 14+ learners)

For Level 3 learners

Help your learners develop their own music portfolio and the technical skills they will need to support their entry to higher education or employment. 

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Music (NEW for 2018)

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Music Technology (2016)

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Music (QCF)

"I have been so impressed with how open-minded and forward-thinking Pearson have been and the new courses will offer exciting opportunities for teachers and learners" Shaun Chambers, Head of Music & Music Technology, Manchester College

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