This one year full-time Level 2 programme has been developed to enable learners to introduce the skills and knowledge relevant to the audio technologies used in the music and media industries. These courses provide a theory and practical based qualification which will enable progression to further study or training. This course gives you an introduction into the music and media sectors and includes audio and video media skills, sound recording, music composition and music sequencing. The qualification is equivalent to three and a half GCSEs. The core units provide a broad overview while the optional units build on this by providing a more in-depth exploration of production techniques. The course is assessed through a variety of assignments, case studies, presentations and individual and team projects. If required, you will also undertake Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. The combination of Essential Skills, and the BTEC and OCR qualifications will provide the necessary 4 GCSEs to provide progression to Level 3. This programme will also include a range of additional enrichment and technical development components to enhance your employability
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Opportunities and Progression
On successful completion, students will achieve both a Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Music (600/8640/3) and an OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Media (600/6098/0). The two Level 2 qualifications and successful completion of the Essential Skills components prepares you for entry level employment and provides a good foundation to progress to Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Creative Media Production and Music Technology or a wide range of disciplines.
Students are encouraged to purchase an external hard drive for storage of coursework and assessments