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BTEC Level 2 TECH Award in Music Practice

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The BTEC Level 2 TECH Award is an intensive and exciting 2 year course, delivered by highly qualified teaching staff who specialise in a wide variety of areas within the music industry. You will study a range of units reflecting the nature of the music industry in the 21st century. These include Performance, Song-writing and Music Technology units, together with an exploration of careers within the music industry.


What will I learn?

You will study a range of units reflecting the nature of the music industry in the 21st Century. Content within these units will include The Music Industry and Associated Professional Practice, Musical Genres & Styles, Critical Listening & Analysis Skills, Solo and Ensemble Performance Technique, Music Theory, Composition and Studio Recording Techniques.

How is the course structured?

The two-year course will consist of project work for 3 large scale coursework components & completion of multiple, smaller ‘skills development’ units. These units will assess practical performance, composition technique, professional practice and theoretical understanding. Two of the large-scale components are internally assessed with the third set and assessed by the external exam board. All units are compulsory.


How will I study?

Each week of study on the Level 2 pathway will consist of practical performance, composition tuition, theory development and professional practice. Alongside the formal coursework components, pupils will work towards showcase events, recording sessions and collaborative projects.

Component 1: Exploring Musical Products & Styles. This unit is delivered during year 1 of study.

Component 2: Music Skills Development. This unit is delivered during year 1 & 2 of study.

Component 3: Responding To A Commercial Brief. This unit is delivered during year 2 of study.


How will I be assessed?

Assessment is mainly through internally-assessed coursework with one externally-assessed exam unit. All work is assessed using Pass, Merit and Distinction grading criteria. Meeting deadlines is an important part of the professional music industry and also the assessment process. Unit assessment deadlines will be communicated with students and parents, and it is expected that these will be met in all cases.