North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Music Technology

Awarding Body



Unit 1 Live Sound

Unit 2 Studio Recording Techniques

Unit 3 Music and Sound for Media

Unit.5 Music Technology in Context

Unit.6 DAW Production


+ 5 optional units

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

Standard NBP16 Entry requirements

Why should I follow this course?

You should follow this course if you are a musician with a keen interest in music technology.  This course will provide you with a range of music technology skills that will enable you to record bands, produce creative technology based compositions, and develop your knowledge of current studio recording, production practice and live sound.

What will you learn?

During the course you will learn how to use different production tools and techniques to capture, edit, process and mix audio in both the recording studio and for live sound purposes. You will learn how to use software to create, edit, manipulate and structure sounds to produce music/audio for different media projects. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of recording and production techniques, and learn the context which led to their development.

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

The course is mostly practical with independent learning as the core activity. Through teacher led and group activities you will develop the skills to produce work for assessment. There will be classroom based lessons to develop your understanding of the context in which these technologies developed.

What can I do with my qualification?

You will develop a broad range of skills including project management, appraising and analysis, creativity and imagination. Students will be able to progress to undergraduate study in Music Technology, Sound Production, Sound Engineering and many other courses requiring a similar skill set.

What minimum qualifications will I need?

Standard NBP16C level 3 course entry requirement.

Examination Board: Edexcel