BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice: April 2019 update

Mon Apr 15 08:22:00 UTC 2019

Read the latest information on BTEC Firsts in Music and BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice, including key dates, latest news and resources.

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The standards verification deadline for first sampling is 30 May. Please ensure that you work with your standards verifier to allow them time to complete the process by the deadline.

BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice

We are continuing to make more resources available for you to help deliver the new specification. Available online now are OSCA materials and Sample Marked Learner Work. This covers component 1 and 2.

BTEC Firsts in Music

The BTEC First Award in Music has had the final registration deadline extended to 31 December 2021 and final certification extended to 31 December 2023. It is also included on KS4 performance measures in England for 2021 and 2022.

Due to the merger of PRS and PPL we have had some queries around acceptable answers in response to questions on licensing in the unit 1 exam. We will continue accepting PRS for Music, PRS, MCPS, PPL and PPL PRS in response to music licensing questions for a transition period (at least 12 months grace period) for The Music Industry exam but from next January we would expect them to be at least familiar with the term and organisation PPL PRS (with or without the Ltd).

Key dates

Date Event
13 May 2019 Music - Unit 1: The Music Industry summer assessment
30 May 2019 Deadline for first sampling
5 June 2019 Music - Unit 8: Music and Production Analysis summer assessment
30 June 2019 Deadline for any further sampling
5 July 2019 Deadline for reporting results in order to receive certificates for August results day
21 August 2019 Results released to centres and learners

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