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Course Overview

Music Performance BTEC is the perfect qualification for you to gain knowledge of the music industry in preparation for further study or employment.

You should already have experience of performing, including at school and in other venues. This course will take you to the next level where you will not only learn more about audience awareness and communication but will become an expert at all aspects of backroom preparation for gigs and concerts.

You will gain confidence in solo and ensemble performance and develop greater planning and organisational skills. This course combines well with all subjects, especially Creative & Performing Arts subjects.

Music Performance

Find Your Feet

Our study suite of Find Your Feet tasks have been designed to give you a taster of college life and the work involved by each subject. We recommend that you complete this work so that you know what to expect in September and to help you to choose the right subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects you can try, so find your feet in our study suite.

  • It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements and any work completed will not be marked or graded.
  • It is not required for you to bring any completed work with you in September, however, we would love for you to share your hard work.
  • It is a great platform to start your learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.

Download your (BTEC) Music Performance Find Your Feet task here

Qualifications Available

BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A-Level)

Course Topics

  • What makes a good solo/ensemble performance?
  • Band Rehearsals
  • Solo Practice
  • Pop Music from the 1950s to the present day
  • Solo Performance
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Composing music in one of four chosen decades
  • Session Styles
  • Improvisation
  • Planning a Concert

Course Features

Highly creative

Perform music

Listen to music

Create music

Work in groups


Practical Assessment – 100%

Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel


2018 Results: 100%

Where Courses Become Careers

This course can lead towards a choice of two pathways, either towards further study at university or to a career in the industry working as a musician.

Students have gone onto study at Music College or at well-known universities.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

Through regular performance you will improve your confidence and competency as a performer. You will frequently work as part of a group which will develop your ability to contribute creative ideas and increase your independence of thought. Learning how to be a successful musician will encourage resilience and foster a lifelong love of learning.

The College has links with many professional musicians and music colleges. Students have the opportunity to perform inside and outside of College in various venues across the city.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

T: 01782 854221