BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Music (General) - Cambridge Regional College

BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Music (General)

BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Music (General)

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, 20/09/2023
Level: 4
Start Date: 20/09/2023
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 1 Year
Type: Full Time, Higher Education
Cambridge Campus, 25/09/2024
Level: 4
Start Date: 25/09/2024
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 1 Year
Type: Full Time, Higher Education
About the Course

Key Facts

• Start: Sept 2023
• Course length: 1 year
• Course level: Level 4
• College attendance: 2 days per week
• Campus: Cambridge

Course Overview
The new BTEC Higher National qualifications in Music are designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, providing students from all backgrounds with a clear line of sight to employment or progression to further higher education study. Practical knowledge will be gained through a range of creative workshops in response to industry focused briefs.
The course is suitable for students progressing from Level 3 or A Levels who want a faster and more direct route into the industry, as well as the more mature student who is looking to retrain within the music industry. As a student on this course, you will have access to 1:1 pastoral support via our student support team, technician support and state-of-the-art industry standard equipment which includes:
• Music Recording Studios, featuring a flagship Audient ASP4816 Recording console, Genelec monitors, Pro Tools Studio & plugins, Logic Pro X and outboard compression & gates
• 5.1 Genelec Surround mixing suite running Pro Tools 12, UAD plugins, a Universal Audio Apollo Interface and Presonus Faderport midi controller
• Mac editing suite running Pro Tools 12, Logic Pro X, M Audio USB keyboard controllers and Native Instruments Komplete
• A live performance space with full backline with Blackstar and Vox amps, acoustic piano, PDP drumkit, Allen & Heath Q16 and Yamaha LS-9 digital mixing desks, digital stage box and a range of industry standard microphones.

The course will consist of 120 credits delivered through 8 units:

• The Music Industry
• Marketing and Promotion for Musicians
• Professional Development
• Recording Technology
• Music Production Fundamentals
• Live Sound Techniques
• Composing Using Technology


After successful completion of this study programme, you can progress onto the Level 5 Higher National Diploma Course at Cambridge Regional College, attend one of our great feeder universities joining the second year of the programme, or enter employment in the related industry in which you have specialised in.

Entry Requirements

For students who have recently been in education, the entry requirements are for you to have at least one of the following: • 48 UCAS points (DD or PPP or P - UAL) • Relevant Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC, UAL, Access to HE Diploma or 2 A Levels • GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or above or demonstrated competency at Level 2 or above Mature students without appropriate Level 3 qualifications should have a keen interest in the subject and a portfolio of work.


We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. Your work will be continually assessed throughout the year with written assignments, presentations, practical experimentation, and portfolios of work.

How to Apply

How to Apply for a Higher Education Course at CRC

There are 3 ways you can apply for your chosen course:

1) Apply online direct from this course page.
Click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page by the course information. By clicking this button, you will be taken to our online application system. This system will ask you to create a new account if you have not created one previously. Once you have created an account you can apply for the course.

2) Apply through UCAS
When you have found your chosen course on the UCAS website, you can apply directly from UCAS. You will need to have created a UCAS account if you do not have one already to apply.

3) Editable HE application form
If you are unable to use the above ways to apply, you can also apply by filling in our downloadable HE Application form. This can be downloaded by visiting this page.

All forms will need to be returned to our admissions team at, The Admissions Office, Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2QT.

For further assistance please contact our Admissions Team at

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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