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BTEC Music


BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Music Performance

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs 9-4 or equivalent including English. Must be proficient in a musical instrument/voice

Exam Board


Content relating to the subject qualification

A Music vocational qualification that does not have restrictions about the type of music you can study.

There are 4 pathways:

  • Music Composition
  • Music Business
  • Music Performance
  • Music Technology

You can specialise in one of these throughout the course.


Assessment of the qualification

There is no examination for this course.


You will complete 60 credits of coursework. This consists of a variety of different 10 credit units. 2 units are compulsory and 4 units you will choose, focusing on your areas of strength. The exam board externally assesses 1 unit and the rest of the unit are internally assessed.


Career Pathways

Music Business, Music Production, Music Composition undergraduate degrees.

Music Industry careers and apprenticeships including radio, live music sound engineers, music performance.

Business study degrees, ICT undergraduate degrees.


Students perform in many school events such as the Sixth Form Presentation Evening, Christmas Concert, Dance and Music Showcase and Mass. Performance opportunities will also include students organising a concert for other students to showcase their work. This is a great opportunity for students of all ages to share their passion of music.

Trips are often taken to see concerts and musical productions locally such as the Canterbury Christchurch University performances. It is also encouraged for students to make contact with outside groups and organisations to visit Community Music Projects in the Local Area.