BTEC Higher Nationals in Music (RQF)

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Music (RQF)

This qualification brings greater emphasis to the professions and opportunities within the creative industries. The combination of pathways and units will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work within one of the most dynamic and growing areas of the global economy. Recognising the diversity of roles within the creative industries, and the need for both specialist technical skills and broad employability skills, this qualification seeks to embed this range of skills throughout the units; stressing both the creative and the professional.

Pathways within this qualification*:

  • Business
  • Session Musician
  • Artist Development
  • Production
  • Sound Design
  • Sound Engineering
  • Composition
  • Performance

If you'd like more information, or find a college that delivers the BTEC Higher Nationals in Music, you can visit the following sites:

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Careers after a BTEC Higher National in Music

Some typical jobs after completing the HNC** Some typical jobs after completing the HND**
Top Line Songwriter; Arranger; Songwriter; Transcriber; Performer; Solo Artist; roadie; Music Producer; Music Promoter Composer for Media; Composer for TV; Composer for Games/ Apps; Studio Session Musician; Live Session Musician; Solo Artist; Performer; Sound Designer; Assistant Sound Designer; Sound Engineer; Studio Sound Engineer; Live Sound Engineer; Studio Sound Engineer; Music Producer; Record Label Manager; Record Label Owner; Event Manager; Artist Manager.

*This list is a combination of pathways at both BTEC HNC and HND level. Please consult with your local college regarding exact pathways to be delivered within your chosen qualification. 

**These are suggestions of the typical job roles related to this qualification at this level. Pearson does not guarantee employment upon completion, and you will have a responsibility to make sure that you meet the employer’s requirements.