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BTEC First Award in Music

Title of qualification

BTEC First Award in Music


Exam Board



What will I learn?

  • Understand different types of organisations that make up the music industry.
  • Compose your own music ideas and explore creative stimuli to meet a brief.
  • Develop your music performance skills and review your own practice.
  • Plan, develop and deliver a music product.


How will this course be assessed?

  • UNIT 1: The Music Industry

  • UNIT 2: Managing a music product

  • UNIT 4: Introducing Music Composition

  • UNIT 5: Introducing Music Performance  


What skills do I need?

  • Literacy - the ability to read and write fluently.
  • Listening skills.
  • The ability to co-operate in group activities.
  • Creativity.
  • Confidence.


What is next for me after this course?

With a BTEC First Award in Music, students are able to explore, challenge and realise their potential. During the course, students can see whether the industry is one they want to be in, where they could go, and gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their next steps. After completing the course, students can continue on to further vocational and academic study at level 2 and level 3, as well as apprenticeships and traineeships. What’s more, the transferable skills students master during their studies such as self-reflection, communication, teamwork and problem solving will also support their progress.


Are there any restrictions with this course?