Further Education Courses (2017 Entry)

Work in your preferred genre* – Classical, Jazz or Pop – while exploring topics as varied as ensemble skills, performance techniques and composition.

Although practical musical skills development is a core aspect of the course, you will also spend time learning to use music software in a variety of contexts. The course also involves a fair amount of written and theoretical work often connected to researching and writing reports, or preparing and presenting information. You will learn about the music industry itself and develop skills and knowledge that prepare you for professional life.

The majority of learners who undertake this course intend to progress to University or Conservatoire study.

Extended Diploma

A two-year qualification equivalent to three A Levels, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma gives you a wealth of musical experience and transferable skills, preparing you to continue to undergraduate study or the workplace.

90-Credit Diploma

This 90-Credit Diploma in Music is available for those who want to study for only one year. This will be because either you already have AS qualifications and some UCAS points, or you just want to do a one year course.

Leeds City College

As of September 2018, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma and 90-Credit Diploma will be delivered by Leeds City College. A detailed course overview and information about Open Days, facilities and tutors will be available on the Leeds City College website from September 2017.

This non-performance-based course gives you a thorough and up-to-date grounding in music technology, with a focus on using technology to capture, manipulate and produce music.

You will explore areas such as live sound, sound recording, sequencing, mixing and mastering.   Although practical skills development is a core aspect of the course, you will spend time learning to use music software in a variety of contexts and develop your understanding of the history of music technology and production. The course also involves a fair amount of written and theoretical work often connected to researching and writing reports, or preparing and presenting information. You will learn about the music industry itself and develop skills and knowledge that prepare you for professional life.

The majority of learners who undertake this course intend to progress to University or Conservatoire study.

Extended Diploma

A two-year qualification equivalent to three A Levels, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma gives you a wealth of musical experience and transferable skills, preparing you to continue to undergraduate study or the workplace.

90-Credit Diploma

This 90-Credit Diploma in Music is available for those who want to study for only one year. This will be because either you already have AS qualifications and some UCAS points, or you just want to do a one year course.

Leeds City College

As of September 2018, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma and 90-Credit Diploma will be delivered by Leeds City College. A detailed course overview and information about Open Days, facilities and tutors will be available on the Leeds City College website from September 2017.

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