Music (Practice) Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

23090W1 | School for the Arts, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Our courses are designed for students who are passionate about music and interested in developing the practical and technical skills needed to work in this exciting industry. You will learn in the very best facilities, in a dedicated centre that is vibrant and energetic. You will explore a wide range of music genres and work with a professional team of tutors who bring a wealth of industry experience. We will also provide you with a valuable insight into how the music industry works and relevant career opportunities.

What will I study?

The course is delivered in module form, each one is designed to give you the knowledge and skills required to help you move towards a career in the music business. Some modules involve practical study of different styles and genres of popular music, and lead to live music events. Other areas of study include music technology, recording, singing, composition and arranging. Some modules such as the sound and music industry are designed to give you important knowledge of how the music business works and what career opportunities exist

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a balance of practical work, performances and written assignments. There are no formal examinations.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English. You will need to successfully pass an audition.

What can I progress onto?

You will develop skills for both work and/or university. Many of our ex students are currently enjoying successful careers as musicians, sound engineers and educators.

Other Information

Students will work with a professional team of staff with a broad experience of the entertainment industry. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £7185.00 3F

Exam Fee

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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