Music Performance BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3

Course Overview

The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music runs over 2 years and is equivalent to 1 A Level. It is aimed at all singers and instrumentalists from all styles of music and will prepare you for a career in music and associated industries. If you love popular music, are interested in a music career and want to further develop your skills in music performance, this is the course for you.
You will develop your songwriting skills and have many opportunities to play your original material to audiences across the city.
The course includes workshops with industry specialists in various subjects including production, composition and the music business.
All tutors teaching on the course still work professionally in the music industry as performers, producers or engineers. 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs including Maths and English. 
Outstanding students without these subjects but with a background in Music may be considered but an audition maybe required. 
 

Employability

THSH
Jazz line
Musical Picnic
CBSO
The Rep theatre
Freelance professional instrumentalists   
 

Qualification
Course Outline

Components of Course
    •     Pop music in practice
    •      Developing as a musical ensemble 
    •     Solo performance techniques 
    •     Music performance techniques
    •      Composition 
    •     Music project

Assessment
Assessment will be a combination of performance, coursework and theory 

Coursework
100% coursework

Examination 
No examination

Exam Board
Edexcel.
 

Lauren Priddey

"Studying music has really helped me to improve upon my technical skills and I have picked up many techniques that I can apply to make my performances as good as they can be. It has really helped me to build up my confidence and I plan to continue studying this subject when I leave college"

Lauren Priddey

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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