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Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Music Performance

  • LEVEL 3

Course Overview

The course centres around the study of music as a performer. You will study how to work within the professional music Industry.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 26 Jun 2026

Entry Requirements

Requires four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, maths, music (if taken) and may include a BTEC. Alternatively a Level 2 BTEC.


Course information

Students will study Professional Practice in the `Music Industry, Ensemble Music Performance, Composing Music, and Practical Music Theory and Harmony.

Two year course

You will be assessed through external and internal vocational and academic assessments. Just over 30% of the course will be externally assessed, 70% internally assessed.

Assessment may include: performances, rehearsals, community projects, research presentations or written reports.

Level 3 EDEXCEL BTEC National Extended Certificate in Music

During your two years of study you will undertake a work placement. You will also hear from a variety of industry speakers, visit careers’ fairs and attend workshops, trips and visits.

University, preparation for freelance musicianship

Level 3

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