BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology: April 2017 update

Tue Apr 18 11:00:00 UTC 2017

Read the latest information on BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology, including key dates and news.

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New BTEC National Extended Certificates in Sound Engineering and Digital Music Production

We have released the new BTEC National Extended Certificate in Music Technology specification online. There are two option at this size. The first is in Sound Engineering and the second is in Digital Music Production. These specifications are for first teaching in September 2017 and have been submitted to DfE for consideration on the 2019 performance measures in England. I will update you further when there is more news.

We are also developing a 180 guided learning hour, Certificate in Music Technology that will be submitted for consideration on performance measures in June. Further details on this specification will be available during the summer term.

External Assessments

The external assessment briefs will be available online on their release date. Unit 5 part A was released at the beginning of April and part B will be released on 24 April. The briefs for other units will follow on their release dates.

The Administrative Support Guides for BTEC Nationals in Music Technology unit 5, unit 6 and unit 7 are now available online. These contain important information on what you and your center must do when running the assessments.

Training

There are two training dates for the new BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology available to book on to for online events. Please book on to these to find out the latest information and to start preparing to teach these courses in September 2017.

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Key dates

Date Event
24 April 2017 Release date for BTEC Nationals (2016) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task Part B
24 April 2017 - 28 April 2017 Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task
2 May 2017 Release date for BTEC Nattionals (2016) in Music Technology Unit 6 Task
2 May 2017 - 12 May 2017 Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016) in Music Technology Unit 6 Task
8 May 2017 Release date for BTEC Nationals (2016) in Music Technology Unit 7 Task
8 May 2017 - 19 May 2017 Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016) in Music Technology Unit 7 Task
15 May 2017 Submission deadline for BTEC Nationals (2016) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task
26 May 2017 Submission deadline for BTEC Nationals (2016) in Music Technology Unit 6 Task
26 May 2017 Submission deadline for BTEC Nationals (2016) in Music Technology Unit 7 Task
30 May 2017 Deadline for first sampling
30 June 2017 Deadline for any further sampling
5 July 2017 Results reporting deadline for UCAS applicants
12 August 2017 Certificates will be in centres if 5 July 2016 reporting deadline met for BTEC Nationals (2010)
16 August 2017 Results released to candidates BTEC Nationals (2016)
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