Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Music Performance

Course Code: Q100141

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Music Performance

- Equivalent to one and a half A Levels

For you if you play an instrument and/or sing and want to develop your skills within a professional environment.

Units include:

  • performing as an ensemble
  • creating musical material
  • using session styles
  • planning a career in the music industry.

You will learn how to create the right sound as a band, for specific popular music genres, such as blues, rock, soul, country and punk music.

The course is also designed to challenge and develop the elements of your personality that will support you as a self-employed musician. You will get the opportunity to explore real life scenarios as a professional musician, with the economic considerations that arise from that.

We have extensive links with local recording studios, music businesses and music venues that will open doors into the industry or allow you to gain invaluable work experience.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English language and ideally a merit in Level 2 music.  You must play an instrument or sing to a good level to study on this course and an audition is a key part of the application process.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

Assessments will comprise 60% personal investigation and 40% externally set practical exam. Your coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You could progress to some of the most prestigious music universities in the country, including BIMM, ACM, Leeds College of Music and Bath Spa, as well as progressing directly into industry. Previous students are working all over the world as performers, session musicians, recording engineers, music composers, vocal and instrumental tutors and teachers, as well as working for community workshop organisations.Ful

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