Red Tape seeks to fill final Level 3 Music Technology Study Programme places 2019-20

Red Tape Central has a number of places still available for students wishing to enrol on its Level 3 Music Technology Study Programme for the 2019-20 academic year.

There are currently 4 spaces available on the first year course and 2 spaces for the second year. Term commences on Monday 2 September.

The course is designed for music enthusiasts who are interested in forging a career in the industry. Students receive tutoring for experienced industry professionals, gain hands-on experience using a full range of analogue and digital studio equipment, attend field trips and get to listen to industry expert speakers.

There are also extensive work experience opportunities, allowing students to work towards employment roles within the music industry.


Red Tape’s BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology is an internationally recognised qualification which is valued by employers and universities.

Students may go into careers such as music production and recording, broadcasting; scoring and sound designing for multimedia, live sound engineering and on the DJ club/festival scene; or progress onto higher education.


With a combination of both written and practical work, the 1st year 10-unit course includes –

  • Studio recording techniques
  • Mixing and mastering techniques
  • DAW Production
  • Music technology in performance

For those who want progression onto the 2nd year, a further 4-unit course includes –

  • Music technology enterprise opportunities
  • DJ performance techniques
  • Work experience and enrichment activities are also provided as part of the programme.

You will progress your skills through regular tutorials and sessions, gaining the confidence & experience to possibly progress onto higher education; or stand out from the crowd and climb the steps on the employment ladder.

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology course will gain you up to 420 UCAS points, and is equivalent to 3 A levels.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSE’s grade 4 to 9, these must include English and Maths.
  • Students must be aged sixteen or over on the 31st August of any given year.
  • A free access course will also need to be completed
  • You will be required to attend an interview, all students will be accepted on merit.

Course costs

Tuition is free for those aged 16-18 at the time of starting the course

Those aged 19+, please click here for more information

This course will incur a small resource fee, payable by all students.

Course length

Full time for each year of attendance.

Start date 

2 September 2019

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