Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Music
Code BTEC Music
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is ideal for learners who are passionate about music! Whether that may be playing an instrument or singing, if you have a love of popular music in its broadest sense then this course is for you. The course is designed to develop students’ emerging performance skills to the next level and fully prepare the student for a future in the music industry, or simply for the enjoyment of studying music in more depth.

Regular performances are a key feature of the department and all students will be involved as ensemble members and/or soloists.

You can complement your studies with 1:1 lessons offered in partnership with the North Lincolnshire Music Service in all instrumental families, piano and voice.

Enrichment activities are also offered including Jazz Rock Band, Orchestra, Wind Band, Mixed Voice Choir and further Music Grades.


This course consists of 3 mandatory units in Ensemble Performance, Music Notation & Composition and Professional Behaviours in the Music Industry. There is a further own choice unit in Solo Performance, Composition or Session Skills. During the 2 year course you will develop your collaborative and performance skills, explore the various roles and responsibilities in the Music Industry, organise your own concerts and write your own music. This is a practically based course with performance at its heart.

How will it be delivered?

This course is internally assessed in performance, composition and the own choice unit and external assessment in Professional Behaviours.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above with an average points score of 4.2 or above.

Your next steps...

Music BTEC develops transferable skills for numerous other subjects: our students have progressed on to various different pathways including business degrees at University, pursued music degrees or continued musical performance as a valued hobby. Students must have the ability to play an instrument or sing on commencing the course with the intent of reaching their performance potential by the end of the 2 years.