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Music Technology - BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Special Entry Requirements:

In addition to the Level 3 BTEC entry requirements, a keen interest and passion for music is essential. Previous experience of performing music and/or using music technology software would be an advantage.

Course Introduction:

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A Level and can be taken alongside A Levels or BTECs. This qualification enables learners to develop a core knowledge of the music technology industry and the use of recording and technical equipment. 

Course Modules:

A range of mandatory and optional units are available, including: 

  • Live Sound 
  • Sound Creation and Manipulation 
  • Music Production Techniques 
  • Music Technology in Performance 
  • The Sound and Music Industry 


This qualification is assessed through a variety of practical tasks and written assignments.

Career Opportunities:

This is an ideal course for those looking to pursue Music Technology beyond college. Learners with this qualification could progress to the following job roles:

  • Studio engineer
  • Songwriter/producer
  • Music technician
  • Sound designer

A wide range of careers in other industries are also possible, such as broadcasting, music publishing or arts administration.