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Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology
Course Content

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Creating and marketing a music product
  • Music sequencing
  • The sound and music industry
  • Audio engineering
  • Computer music systems
  • Acoustics
  • Multimedia
  • Live sound
  • Sound creation and manipulation
  • Sound recording techniques


Attendance of 100% is necessary in order to complete the course.

Students may also choose to study for a GCSE to increase their qualifications, or to resit a pevious GCSE subject to improve a grade. Students have the opportunity to perform and learn to play musical instruments through Wednesday afternoon workshops.

English and Maths
If you are aged under 19 and if you do not hold a GCSE grade C or higher in English and Maths, you will be required to work towards these qualifications.
Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-C including English, Maths and preferably Science, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music or Creative Media Production at Merit level or above.


The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local business wherever possible.


Visits and trips outside of the College play an important part of the course and external speakers may be included in the programme.

What does this course lead to?

This course is a recognised route into Higher Education. Students may progress to a Higher National Diploma or Degree course.

Employment opportunities range from music industry, recording studios, theatre, radio, TV, films or multi-media.

Equipment Required

Students need to provide a good pair of headphones, a 1 GB USB memory stick, a set of low-cost turntable cartridges and needles and CD-Rs for assignment work. Estimated cost is around £100.

Additional Costs

Each student is responsible for purchasing general stationery items.

Financial Information
If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free.
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.
Staged Payment
A staged payment plan is available to help with course fees.
Reduced Fees
Fee concessions may be available if you are out of work, on low income or studying for your first Level 1 or Level 2 qualification.
If you are unable to pay any of the course costs, or need financial assistance you may be eligible to receive a college bursary.
For further details on fees and financial help please contact Student Welfare on 01256 306393.
Travel Subsidy
BCoT offers discount on travel to and from the college for full time students. We offer 50% discount on rail fares and if you are travelling by bus, we offer 25% off Zone 2 buses outside of Basingstoke. There is financial assistance available for those families on a low income.