BTEC Music Performance and Technology Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Music, Drama and Dance



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
31 August 2021


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language;
  • or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area, to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language grade

In a nutshell

This course will give you an introduction to the world of music and event production.

This course is for you if...

... You have a keen interest and aptitude to progress in the music sector
... You are confident in performing
... You are passionate about music

What will I be doing?

Study includes performance, recording technology, sound technology and understanding music. The course is practically based with an emphasis on developing skills across music-based subjects. You also have access to a digital recording studio.

This course is delivered through:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support

You’ll plan, run and perform as part of three major music events throughout the year. Your skills as a musician and as a team member will be developed and challenged.

You’ll have access to a state-of-the-art theatre, sound and lighting facilities, which will be used to perform music nights. You'll also have access to our Mac suites with Logic X for recording.

You’ll be assessed regularly through external examination and internal assessment, both practically and theoretically and you’ll achieve:

What is expected of me?

To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs Grade D or above to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language, or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area, to include either GCSE Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language grade.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as well as espect for others, enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation, creative ability and a desire to succeed. You’ll need an interest in performing arts and modern music development.

What comes next?

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology

Typical employment opportunities may include working as part of the stage crew or backline technical support.

Further study would enable you to consider the following careers

Event manager, PPC specialist, Radio broadcast assistant, Radio producer,Theatre stage manager,
Composer, media and communication (music industries), musical theatre, song writing, sound engineering, sound technology, stage management, background singer, blogger, booking agent, DJ, event manager, instrument technician, music teacher, music therapist, musical director, orchestra/session musician, recording engineer, singer, tour manager, music producer, music journalist, concert promoter, A&R manager.

Additional information

An audition is required before the start of this course.

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 31 August 2021

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

Contact our Student Recruitment team

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

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