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Which BTEC Music Technology course to run?

Discussion in 'Music' started by i the t, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. i the t

    i the t New commenter

    Please advise if poss -

    I want to start running a BTEC music technology course in Sept but on the Edexcel website
    there are 3 types of BTEC (award, certificate and diploma); all at level 3 !

    If anyone has experience of these and can tell me the difference I'd be grateful
    caue from looking on the site there doesn't seem to be any...

  2. Please check you are looking at the BTECS (from 2010) as the award has changed name now..

    They are different in both qualification and time

    The Subsidiary Diploma (used to be the award) is equal to 1 A-Level (I run it in a sixth form over two years)

    The Diploma is equal to 2 A-Levels

    and the Extended Diploma is equal to 3

    *Remember this is a completely different type of course so comparing them to A-Levels isn't ideal.. need to think more UCAS points..

    message me on here if you need to chat.
  3. Here's the link you should be looking at > http://goo.gl/j5fsd (edexcel BTEC 2010 Music)
  4. i the t

    i the t New commenter

    thanks a lot,
    had an enlightening chat with n advisor today who said to start with the lower
    level and put them in for higher in the second year if they exceed expectation.

    can you recommend any good sites.resources for delivering the units ?
    I do have a specialist background in music tech but is only now after 5 years teaching
    that it looks like we're going to get the kit to be able to deliver music tech courses
    so I've been doing regular A level music so far..
  5. hmm.. be cautious... speak to your exams officer about the "upgrade" as I've been told there is a further cost involved in bumping them from certificate to subsidiary award..

    There are no real resource sites, you need a subject specialist really.. where are you based?

    Edexcel has all of the templates for assignment/EV/IV/Witness Statement etc...
  6. Of course there are resources!

    These are written by John Verity whose has been the Lead Verifier (or whatever the call them now) for Music and Music Tech for years.


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