BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Music Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Music, Drama and Dance



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
03 September 2024


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You'll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification.

In a nutshell

This 2-year course is ideal for students with a passion for Music and who are interested in a career in the Music and Performing Arts Industry.

This course is for you if...

... You have a passion for music
... You are interested in a music career or a performing arts role
... You are enthusiastic about getting creative!

What will I be doing?

Areas of study include:

  • Music performance techniques

  • Weekly Workshop session

  • The Music Industry

  • Music Theory

  • Sequencing

  • A history of popular music

  • Studio Recording Techniques

You will be continually assessed throughout the year, mostly through practical assignments and you will rehearse, plan, and perform in 3 major music events throughout the year. Your skills as a musician and as a team member will be developed and challenged.

You will have access to a theatre with excellent sound and lighting facilities which will be used during your workshop sessions and music nights. You will use our Mac suites running Logic X for sequencing and our newly refurbished recording studios for making that all important demo recording.

What is expected of me?

Full commitment to attendance is required. Respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation along with creative ability and a desire to succeed are the essential qualities we expect to see in all our learners.

You must be able to play an instrument and vocalists would benefit from being able to play, or start to learn to play, an instrument.

What qualifications you will achieve

  • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (year 1) L3 National Foundation Extended Diploma (Year 2).

  • Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate

  • If you did not achieve a C grade or above in Maths or English, you will need to re-sit.

What comes next?

Successful completion of the first year course will allow you to progress on to the second year and complete the full extended diploma.

From there, progression routes include entry to H.E. or the new BA Audio Production and Songwriting 3 year qualification (Available at Crosskeys Campus) or HND Courses in Performing Arts, Music and Music Technology, or Employment as a Performer/Technician.

Additional information

As part of the entry requirements, you will be expected to attend a taster session where you will take part in an audition.

Where can I study BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Music Level 3?

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 03 September 2024

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team