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Please note: The BTEC Level 3 qualification is set to be updated in September 2018, although no specification has been published as of yet. The above is an outline of the current qualification offered at BOA.

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music is an intensive and exciting 2-year course, delivered by highly-qualified teaching staff. 

This qualification has a strong practical basis giving students the opportunity to develop their personal potential and acquire a wide range of practical skills which will support further study or entry into employment in relevant industries. The course makes extensive use of BOA’s excellent resources including a recital  room, 11 practice rooms and a Recording Studio. This is a specialist programme and is aimed at students who already have a passion for and experience of music.

What will I learn on the course?

  • Theory and Harmony
  • Solo and Ensemble Performance
  • Music Production Techniques
  • Composition and Song writing
  • Singing or Instrumental Techniques
  • Event Management and Promotion

How is the course structured?

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music consists of 18 units over 2 years. The units contribute to the final overall grade awarded at the end of the course. Depending on size, the units take between a half term and a full term to complete and one or two are usually taught in parallel.

How will I study?

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music is  entirely coursework based and so students will build up a portfolio of evidence such as; written work,  video recordings, photographs and audio recordings.

BOA works in partnership with a range of performing arts providing students with opportunities to further enhance their vocational skills.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this course will be based on evidence collected in student log books, written reports and essays, presentations, live performances, recorded material (both audio and video) and teacher observations. 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.