Music Technology Level 2

An excellent grounding for people interested in a career in music production. Namely, you’ll come away with music industry qualifications, skills and work experience as a result of doing this course.

Entry requirements

You need to be aged 16 or over.

Course length

You’ll take 1 to 2 years to complete the course depending on how quickly you progress.


You gain a BTEC FIRST in Music (2010) (Level 2).

Course content

You’ll get the knowledge, skills and understanding for a career in the music technology sector by doing this course.  For example, working as part of a stage crew, or providing back-line technical support. Specifically, you learn through  practical experience and doing written assignments.

Some of the core units you’ll do on the course include learning about the music industry, and managing a music product. In addition, you’ll get skills in music production and analysis, developing a music showcase and researching a music topic.

You can tailor the programme to pursue your particular interests by choosing optional units. So this could include music performance and composition, DJ-ing or undertaking a music enterprise initiative.

Additional information

  • You get assessed on your practical skills and on your portfolio of work
  • Training is a mix of practical and theory learnt on the job. In the meantime, you get ongoing support throughout your programme from Mode tutors

Costs and funding

Firstly, the Government covers the full cost of this course for 16 to 18 year olds. Additionally they fund 19 to 24 year olds who have an Education Health and Care Plan. In contrast, the course cost for students who fall out of these categories is £2000.


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