The BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sound Engineering syllabus followed and outlined below is from Edexcel.
This is a two year course which students must fully complete.
2: Studio Recording Techniques; 6: DAW Production
Optional Units (students to choose from):
1: Live Sound; 13: Mixing and Mastering Techniques; 14: Studio Design
and Acoustics; 18: Working as a Production Team
A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade 5 and above is preferable and should include Music.
Examination arrangements and weightings
1 unit externally marked 33% of final grade
1 unit internally marked and externally verified 16% of final grade
3 units internally marked and externally verified 50% of final grade
Recommended support materials and revision guides
Students will use Edexcel Student Guides specifically written for this syllabus.
What can I do after I’ve completed the course?
Specific music technology careers could include work as a sound engineer, record producer, or teacher. Other jobs in the music profession include working in the theatre, TV, film industry, recording studios, music performing, music research, and music therapy.