2018 Music Performing Course

Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music

This course is equivalent in size to one A Level.

The course gives you a real insight into all aspects of Music. Taught by teachers who have a wealth of performance and composition experience you will embark upon a personalised journey as you develop your skills as a musician.

With the carefully selected units you will leave the course with the skills needs for a successful career with the music industry.

Everyone taking this qualification will study three mandatory units, covering the following content areas:

  • Ensemble Music Performance (Externally assessed)
  • Practical Music Theory and Harmony (Internally assessed)
  • Professional Practice in the Music Industry (Externally assessed)

 You can then choose one optional unit. All optional units are internally assessed. They cover content areas such as:

  • Composing Music
  • Music Promotion
  • Music Performance Session Styles
  • Solo Performance
  • Music Software Skills.

Course requirements

It is a very practical and hands-on course and as such students need to be organised, self-motivated, meet deadlines, and be good at independent working.
All instruments and voices are welcome.

What type of student is this course suitable for?

BTEC Music is for those students wishing to further develop their own musicality whilst widening their understanding of music from a variety of musical styles and cultures.

Where could this course take you?

Students doing BTEC Music tend to progress onto Higher Education or follow a more personalised career path in Music.

It may set you up for a career in the music industry (e.g. performing, teaching, radio, TV, journalism, tourism, leisure and entertainment, music therapy, retail, music production, publishing and arts administration.

What our students say

“Studying music at NK has been really awesome. The amount of amazing experiences we’ve enjoyed is endless.”  IC Year 13.

“Having the chance to work alongside industry professionals has greatly developed my playing.”  EE Year 13 .

Course Information
  • Course level:LEVEL 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma