• Course Information

    This is an opportunity for serious and gifted musicians to extend their skills in the areas of Performance, Composition, Musical Analysis, Music Theory and Production.

    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    BTEC Music is a new and exciting course for Runshaw College. It is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is designed for students who have a passion for Music and do not wish to study any other subject.

    As a music student at Runshaw you will enjoy our superb music facilities, which include a specialist studio with grand piano, digital piano, and five spacious, well-equipped practice rooms.

    Our teachers are highly qualified, experienced examiners many of whom are graduates of leading UK Conservatoires of Music and are professional musicians who perform extensively. We already have an excellent track record of results on our current BTEC Music courses, with 100% pass rate and the majority of students achieving a Merit or above.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry onto the course will be achieved through a performance audition, alongside the college entry requirement of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, including a C grade in GCSE Music. If you have not studied GCSE Music, then you will require ABRSM Grade 3 Music Theory qualification by the time you enrol on the course.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessments take place throughout the year through practical observations, assignments and written exams.

    Your practical work will be graded: Pass, Merit or Distinction. The work is collated in a portfolio of evidence. Your tutors will provide you with feedback to be logged in your learning journal ensuring you are fully prepared for all assessments.

  • Progression Pathway

    Our Music students in recent years have progressed to:

    • The Royal College of Music
    • Trinity College of Music
    • Birmingham Conservatoire
    • The Royal Northern College of Music
    • Manhattan School of Music
    • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
    • Bangor University
    • Durham University
    • Leeds College of Music
    • Leeds University

    In 2017, the Music department forged a partnership with Leeds College of Music and consequently, all of our students are guaranteed an audition, should they apply to Leeds College of Music.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.