BTEC Firsts in Music: June 2016 update

6 June 2016

Read the latest information on BTEC Firsts in Music, including key dates and training events.

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Key dates

The deadline to complete the first samples for NQF qualifications is 15 June 2016. You will need to work with your Standards Verifier to meet the deadline and make sure that their reports can be completed by this date.

Date Event
15 June 2016 Deadline for completing first standards verification samples
15 July 2016 Deadline for completing all standards verification samples
25 August 2016 Results released to candidates for May/June 2016 exam series

Sharing best practice

We want to continue developing the resources and support material available to all centres delivering BTEC qualifications and encourage you to share best practice, as there are many centres that have innovative ways of delivering and assessing work. If you have any assignment briefs that you feel could inspire other centres, please send them to me, along with anonymised marked learner work. This will help to support centres in assessing to the standard across the grading criteria. If you would be interested in submitting anything, please email

May exam materials

The question papers, mark schemes and examiner reports will appear on the website shortly for the external assessments taken in May.

Training events

The latest Getting Ready to Teach and training events have been announced. To book your place on an event or to be placed on the waiting list, visit our training page.



Jeffery Hole 

Music and Music Technology subject advisor
020 7010 2176


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