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Music Technology – L3 Applied General


Special Entry Requirements

In addition to the level 3 Applied General 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 single Applied General is equivalent to one A Level and can be taken alongside A Levels or Applied Generals. This qualification enables learners to develop a core knowledge of the music technology industry and the use of recording and technical equipment.

During the course you will develop skills in  studio recording, music production techniques and live sound. This will enable you to record bands and instrumentalists, create your own pieces of music and develop you listening and analysis skills.

You will study the music technology industry and deal with real-world professional scenarios, equipping you with the skills necessary to enter this exciting field.

Preparing for Music Technology

We have created some transition packs on our website to show you the kind of work that you will be doing at level 3 and to help you prepare for September.

If you have any questions about the course, please email

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 

The course is based in our bespoke Music centre which is fitted out with a music studio, practice rooms and modern production equipment, enabling you to learn in a practical and enjoyable way.


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

Career Opportunities

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