Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Music


1 year


The Broadway Theatre


Sep 2021


Adult 19+

This course incorporates sequencing, Performing & Creative composition processes and aims to develop a broad skills to create an all-round 21st-century musician.

The course focuses on developing a wide range of knowledge and skills and includes exploring different ways of working in various musical Styles, Creating material and sequencing techniques as well as planning a creative career. Much of the course involves practical explorations and public performances alongside project-based work as well as building a personal Portfolio.

Units studied include:
Using Musical Styles
Creating Musical Material
Performing as an ensemble
Planning a Career in the Industry

You will study in a creatively rich environment, the Broadway Theatre in Barking. A working theatre, which is managed by Barking & Dagenham College, as well as being home to our School for the Performing Arts, Music & Technical Theatre. You will also have access to the theatre stage for both rehearsal and performances.
You will work collaboratively with other students on productions both at the Theatre and at other venues, and you will have the opportunity to create your own vibrant and innovative pieces.

Assessments are done in a variety of ways which include: Practical rehearsals and Performances, written documents and presentations.

You should have at least 4 GCSEs at level 4 or above, or grade A* - C, including Maths and English, and preferably Music or Music grades.

Admission to the course is by interview.

There are a range of trips and workshops with industry professionals such as: Summer Music Festivals Work experience on Site at The Broadway Theatre working as part of the Front of House team in a range of roles.

On successful completion of the course you will able to progress onto The Extended Diploma in Music

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.