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St Thomas More

Catholic School


Music Technology (BTEC)

Course outline

Year 12 – BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Year 13 – Continuing with the BTEC Level 3 Diploma

What type of student succeeds at BTEC Music Technology?

Music Technology is a practical course which requires an understanding of, and capability in using technology. It is a subject that requires creative thinking and effective team-working skills.

Subject requirements

Either a GCSE in Music or BTEC level 2 in Music Technology are preferred for you to be considered for this course. Learners without either of these should be able to demonstrate a musical skill and are considered on a case by case basis.

Complementary subjects

Music is well paired with other creative subjects such as Media, as well as Physics and Maths if it is your intention to become a technician or sound engineer.


Students receive homework each lesson and the work is linked to BTEC assessment criteria so that it contributes towards your final qualification.


Future Directions

Which university courses require Music Technology BTEC?

Music Technology and Sound Engineering degrees require Music Technology at BTEC or A Level.

Which university courses look favourably on Music Technology BTEC?

Music Tech BTEC is looked upon favourably by any university teaching a practical music or media discipline.

What are the entry requirements to study Music Technology at university?

A university degree will require that you achieve distinction or distinction star in order to study Music Technology.

Which careers could Music Technology BTEC lead to?

Sound Engineer, Musician, Music Programmer, Stage Technician.