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Level 3 Music Performance

Level 3 Music Performance


Performing Arts, Make-up Artistry and Music

Music Level 3


This course provides learners with the opportunities to study a broad range of areas, related to popular music. It is a two-year full-time programme that is aimed at musicians who are interested in developing the necessary skills and knowledge required to work both within the music industry, and for degree level studies. Whilst studying on this course, working in a band environment, developing effective rehearsal techniques and good communication and performance skills are among some of the main areas of focus within the programme. This is alongside working towards Grade 5-8 music theory, song writing techniques and more technical aspects such as recording and live sound.


  • Performance
  • Music theory
  • Song writing
  • Recording
  • Live sound
  • Instrumental Techniques

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above or a relevant level 2 qualification. Learners will also be assessed on instrumental abilities during the audition process.


We have purpose-built rehearsal and recording rooms which provide realistic working environments for learners. The use of iPad’s and relevant music apps are used to aid studies and keep learners up to date with the latest industry techniques.

Next Steps

Candidates who successfully complete the BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Music(Performing) will need to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music to gain the full level 3 qualification before moving onto HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or Degree.

Mode of Study


Course Features

Level 3

Full Time





Courses are free for 16-18 who have not studied higher than GCSE's. Even if you have studied a different course at college or sixth form we may still be able to help. Speak to the admissions team for more information. There maybe free or reduced costs for adults, contact the admissions team to see if you are eligible.

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