Music Technology Btec Subsidiary Diploma

Edexcel Music Technology BTEC (500/7844/6)

At Elstree UTC, students have the opportunity to study Music Performance and Music Technology in a dynamic and creative environment. The BTEC courses are tailored to suit individuals in their chosen area. The industry-standard studio allows pupils to go beyond the basics of sound recording and learn how to mix and master to a professional standard. Productions at Elstree combine all of the creative arts, and students work together to achieve outstanding performances, with everyone working behind the scenes.

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers a greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

If you want to produce digitally mastered music and your interested in this are of technology, this is the course for you.


The Pearson BTEC qualifications in this specification aim to provide a broad educational base for further training, further education and employment within the music sector. The qualifications will develop learners’ abilities through the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programmes. The BTEC qualifications in this specification have been designed in consideration of the Sector Qualifications Strategy (SQS) for creative and cultural industries. 

The specific units of this course will be finalised with a consideration of those students taking the course. 

The following are core units: 

25 Music Production Techniques

32 Sequencing Systems and Techniques

35 Sound Creation and Manipulation