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Music Technology

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with employers

and professional bodies to ensure that it is appropriate for those interested in working in the sector. In addition, higher education representatives have been    involved to ensure that the qualification fully supports entry to the relevant range of specialist degrees.

There are two mandatory units, which cover the following aspects of digital music production: music and sound for media, and digital audio workstation (DAW) production

Learners will be able to add three optional units, from a choice of four, to the   mandatory content. These have been designed to support their progression to a range of employment opportunities in digital music production, and to a range of Higher Education courses. Optional units introduce learners to specialist areas of their choice, including working in particular environments, and linking with relevant technical roles. The optional units cover areas such as:

  • creative synthesis and sampling
  • remixing and reworking
  • mixing and mastering techniques
  • commercial music production

While taking this qualification, learners will be required to engage with sector employers, where they will be given opportunities to develop practical skills in preparation for employment.


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  • Entry requirements: Merit in Level 2 Music or ability to play an instrument and interview
  • Course delivery: Combination of both portfolio work and external examinations
  • Exam Board: Pearson BTEC National course
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