Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Music (General)

This course is designed for music performers and creative technologists who wish to enter the music profession and want to develop a range of skills on a nationally-recognised Level 4 qualification. During the course, learners will develop the skills required to compose and record independently whether in a home studio or in commercial facilites.

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

Course Content

The dedicated professional lecturing team offer industry level training in a wide range of practical and theoretical areas to ensure you are well prepared for progression onto higher education or into the music industry. You will work in our Big Head Studios as part of your studies. The HNC award is made upon the accumulation of 120 credits from the units studied; these units may include:


  • Creative research skills.
  • Music in Context.
  • World Music
  • Music Technology
  • Music Production
  • Music Studio Production
  • Live sound
  • Managing a Creative Business.
  • Tutorial

Students have the opportunity to work in our BigHead Studio complex as part of their study.

Entry Requirements

For entry to the HNC Year 1 candidates will need at least 32 UCAS points from A Level and BTEC comparable qualifications,  satisfactory reference and successful audition and/or interview.

International Entry Requirements

For application to HNC year 1 candidates will need at least 32 UCAS points from A Level and BTEC comparable qualifications, audition or show reel, High School Leaving Certificate, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent English certificate.

Duration and Delivery

HNC one year, full time, Next course start date: September 2018.


Successful HNC graduates can progress onto the HND in Music or on to university for year 1 or year 2 entry into a degree course.

Additional Information

Tuition Fees 2018-2019:

HNC Award (Year 1) - Home/EU students - £4950 / International Students - £9000 plus awarding body fees and consumables.

Fees quoted are per year of study and may be subject to change - please contact us for the latest fees advice.


Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel

Institution Code: K83

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For further course specific information please contact Joe Reeves by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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