Music Production

BTEC Diploma , Level 2
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What Our Students Say

“I think it’s the fact of being able to progress your creativity and be able to work on very new ideas – so whether if you’re going to do like a music video, a documentary, a short film, those sort of like projects where you just get something new, something you haven’t even done before, um it helps to expand your mind into something completely different and work into something that’s not the same thing as you’ve done before.”

Scott, Creative Media

“You get so much experience, like you’re not just doing one side of journalism you’re doing all different things – so one day you’ll be doing some magazines and then the next you’ll be filming in the TV studio so it’s just great to get to experience all kinds of journalism so then you get to decide which part you want to go into.”

Alannah, Creative Media

“The equipment is equipment that I’ve never actually used before coming to college and you know I had to learn about it, but when I did actually learn about it and get to grips with it a bit it really helped me be able to create new sounds on my instruments and stuff like that, and be able to kind of work with them a bit instead of just using old 2001 amps from my old school, so it was pretty nice to be able to use actually new modern equipment.”

Tom, Music Performance

Did you know!

  • English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.
  • We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

Course Information


In this Level 2 qualification, you will develop the technical skills to create, produce and promote music and you will gain an understanding of roles within the music industry.

This BTEC Level 2 Diploma is an intermediate qualification for post-16 learners who want to specialise in a specific occupation, occupational area or technical role. It prepares learners for work or an Apprenticeship by giving them the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments. The qualification also provides progression to Level 3 Tech Level qualifications.

All units are assessed through internal assessment. Internal assessment is through assignments.

Course units/modules

  • Exploring Music – You will develop different techniques to create music and produce a portfolio of musical exploration.
  • Professional Development - You will explore professional development needs and present a professional development plan.
  • Self-promotion in the Music Industry – You will develop a professional identity and produce promotional materials.
  • Music Production – You will develop a music project using a digital audio workstation and develop professional practice.
  • Sound Engineering – You will develop techniques in using sound engineering equipment and use sound equipment for a specific purpose.
  • Music Project – You will apply your skills to develop, refine and realise music in response to a commercial brief.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 including English or maths. You will also be required to attend an interview where you should be able to demonstrate that you have an interest in music or music production.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Progression may include a level 3 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

Assessment types

All units are assessed through internal assessment. Internal assessment is through assignments.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 02/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 73818-01
Fees (Adult): £1,417–£2,225

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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