BTEC Level 3 Music Technology

This course is for aspiring Producers, Artists, DJs, Live Sound Engineers and anyone interested in making and recording music. It offers students an insight into the Music Industry, Advanced Composition, Studio Production and Live Sound.

As well as utilising the College’s industry standard 5.1 surround sound Studio and industry level sequencing equipment / software, the course has units on Live Sound, Events Management, Marketing and Promotion. Students on the Extended Diploma, as part of their final major project, produce recordings to be released through the College’s own record label.

 The 90 Credit qualification is a one year full-time course and is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels. The natural progression on successful completion is into a second year for completion of a full Extended Diploma; the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels. Some mature students however may choose to progress from the 90 Credit one year course directly into employment or alternative training.

Preview tracks from the BigHead Musik Release are on our soundcloud.

Course Content

Industry relevant skills and knowledge in all aspects of new digital technologies; practice is supported by theory in studios and live performances. The music industry is a highly lucrative one. To ensure you have the skills to succeed you will develop progressional skills in key areas such as DJ Techniques, Composition Skills, Studio Techniques, Audio Engineering, Music Production and Live Sound. 

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above or equivalent Level 2 qualification. Profile must include GCSE English or Mathematics at grade C/4 or above. A CD or relevant work related material. Equivalent qulifications will be considered. Satisfactory reference and interview.

International Entry Requirements

Our team of specialist course tutors interview every applicant to ensure they are placed on the correct course. For entry on to the first year Music Technology pathway (BTEC Level 3 90 Credit) High School Leavers Certificate C grade or above or other related comparable qualifications. Satisfactory reference, plus portfolio evidence . IELTS 5.0 or equivalent certificate.

For second year entry onto the Music Technology pathway (Extended Diploma) successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Music Technology or Music and satisfactory reference. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent certificate.

Duration and Delivery

The BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma is a full time one year course. If you choose to continue onto a second year pathway you will achieve a full Extended Diploma which is equivalent to three A Levels. On satisfactory completion of a 90 Credit qualification you will automatically be transferred to the second year to gain the Extended Diploma on a pathway of your choosing – Music Technology or Music.


On completion of 90 Credit Music Technology pathway most students choose to continue onto the Music Technology or Music Extended Diploma second year. Some mature students choose to progress onto an HNC, further training or into employment.

Students who complete the Extended Diploma Music Technology can progress to Higher Education; many progress onto our in-house HNC Music (Production), while others many win places either at alternative Universities or at specialist institutions to follow degree courses in related areas. However, we also expect that many will use this course as a direct step into a career in Music Production, Live Sound or Events Management.

Additional Information

This course will be delivered at our Creative Industries Centre.  For additional information please contact the course leader Wynford Dedewo, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0208 939 2671.


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