Industry is placed at the heart of Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications. Throughout qualification development and validation, we work with industry experts to structure our qualifications to meet industry standards.

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We work with industry post-validation to further recognise our qualifications as high quality and career-focused; whether that be in the form of upskilling their own workforce with our qualifications or simply formally accepting the qualification as a part of the application process.

We are proud to have developed our Pearson BTEC Higher National in Music with experts from large, global organisations, including: Ramrock Records, Live Music Business, the Shipping Forecast, Marco Piccioni (Session Musician), the Institute of Contemporary Music Practice, the British Academy of New Music, PRS, Help Musician UK, PLASA, the Music Industry Association, Musicians' Union, Kobalt Music, the Shipping Forecast, BBC, Fluid Mastering, Sound Girls, Waterson Music and various specialist freelance consultants and artists. The representatives are able to help design our qualifications to equip learners with skills required by industry across the world.

Ramrock Records and Live Business Music supported the qualification’s registration to Ofqual.