BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Exam Board: Edexcel

2 years

Equivalent to: 3 A Levels

Course Content:

At Alton College on the BTEC Music Technology course is entirely coursework based and  you will study:

Year 1

  • U25: Music Production techniques
  • U39: The Sound and Music Industry
  • U14: Listening Skills
  • U32: Sequencing Systems and Techniques
  • U26: Music Tech in Performance
  • U20: Music & Sounds for the Moving Image
  • U37: Fnctional Muisc Keyboard
  • U30: Pop Music in Practice
  • U17: Marketing
  • U24: Music Project
  • U40 Working & Developing as a Music Ensemble

Year 2

  • U31: Planning and Delivering a Muisc Product
  • U7: Composing
  • U21: Music in the Community
  • U35: Sound Creation & Manipulation
  • U29 Live Sound Techniques
  • U 38: Music Freelance World


100% coursework

Studying at Alton College:

Lessons take place in one of out dedicated Apple Mac Suites where you will be using Logic Pro X. You will have access to our 3 recording studios and will run sessions throughout the course recording bands and producing / mastering tracks.

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework.

To study this course, you will be able to demonstrate purposeful study of music.

Course costs:

A good pair of studio headphones and an external hard drive/ large USB Stick.

Music Technology works well with:

BTEC Rock and Pop