Music BTEC First Pathway 1
The BTec First Extended Certificate in Music is made up of four units - two core units and two specialist units. Each Unit is made up of between 30 - 60 guided learning hours. The Certificate is the equivalent of two GCSE’s. The units currently being studied at AMBEC are outlined below.
Working in the Music Industry (Unit 1)
This unit introduces students to the different organisations and job roles that exist within the music industry. Pupils investigate the different career opportunities through exploring each of the different organisations both independently and as a group.
Professional Development in the Music Industry (Unit 2)
Within this unit students are able to focus upon a career path within the industry which they may wish to pursue. Each student produces a professional development plan to match their chosen career.
Planning & Creating a Music Product (Unit 3)
During this unit students plan for a public presentation of live or recorded music performance work. This could be an end of term concert or the creation of an audio CD. Students are not assessed on their musical ability during this unit but on their planning, developing and evaluation of the creation of their music product.
The Musical World (Unit 14)
The aim of this unit is to enable students to become aware of some of the styles and roles of music from different cultures. Students will also gain an insight into the influences of world music on western music throughout musical history, and have an opportunity of performing work from the world music genre.
Students who follow a BTEC Music course have the opportunity to develop enterprise skills such as:
- Team Work
- Effective communication
- Creativity & innovation
- ‘Can-do’ attitude
- Organising & planning
- Problem solving
It is not essential that you can already play an instrument.
The focus of this unit is on the learners independent research. Learners will acquire research and study skills and present their findings in a variety of ways.