Teaching the BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice, Free Webinar

Guidance and resources to effectively deliver this vocational music course - connecting theory to practice

Mon 30th Jan 2023, 5.15 - 6.45pm GMT (UK time)


This session will take place via Zoom and all places must be booked in advance of the day.

The BTEC music vocational qualifications provide an ideal programme of study for students at key stage four who have thrived through a practical approach to learning at key stage three.

The qualifications continue to be approved by the DfE and are included in 2023 league tables.

The session will be led by Sarah Ross-Shaw, a Musical Futures Champion Teacher who has with extensive experience of using Musical Futures approaches to deliver BTEC Music.

The session will give delegates an opportunity to see how Musical Futures approaches, the Musical Futures Online resource platform and other materials can enhance learning and make the course accessible for all students, whatever their background and prior learning.
The session will also touch upon understanding the specification and assessment.

Note: This session is delivered by a teacher who delivers BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice in their own setting – representatives from Pearson are not present.

Aims of the session

  • A look at the key principles of Musical Futures pedagogy and rationale behind the approach to support the teaching of BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice 2022+
  • Learn how to approach the development of knowledge and understanding through relevant and authentic musical activities.
  • Develop an understanding of the impact of learning through performance-based activity.
  • Learn how to approach composition (songwriting) in an innovative, engaging and student-friendly way that gives students the best opportunity to succeed.
  • Understand how Musical Futures approaches and Musical Futures Online can be utilised to support learning at examination level.

Session Content

Be prepared from some practical, hands-on learning – please have an instrument such as a ukulele or guitar to hand.

  • Keeping practical music-making at the forefront of BTEC teaching using Musical Futures models and practical approaches to learning.
  • Developing your students: learning through performance – using Musical Futures resources to explore and perform as a basis for developing knowledge and skills
  • Making the theoretical practical.
  • Developing student creativity and performance – encouraging your students to really use their ears to recreate successful performances.
  • Assessment

Who is it for?

This online session is recommended for those who are already familiar with Musical Futures and who would like to see how this approach can be used successfully in teaching the BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice

  • Secondary/high school music specialists 
  • Instrumental teachers/freelance staff involved in BTEC delivery

What's included?

As well as an insight into using Musical Futures approaches to teach the BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice attendees will receive:

Why attend this training session?

Teachers who attend this training report that they value:

  • The opportunity to discuss how others deliver the BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice with their own students
  • Being able to see how Musical Futures Online can support the delivery of the specification
  • Examples of the resources and activities used in delivery in another school
  • An opportunity to build a collaborative network of support with other music teachers

Book Your Place

Places are limited and are available on a first come first served basis

How to Book:

  • Secure your place online by using the Book Now button below
  • You will receive the link to attend the online session (via Zoom) in advance of the day
  • If all places are taken, please email info@musicalfutures.org to be placed on the waiting list

Teaching the BTEC Music Tech Award in Music Practice


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Sarah Ross-Shaw

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Just wanted to say a massive thank you for sorting out what can only be described as an amazing resource. My pupils absolutely love it, and it’s exactly what’s needed after Covid. I have so many pupils now wanting guitar, bass, and piano lessons.
Trish Parrans-Smith Director of Music - King Edward VI Aston School, Birmingham

Terms & Conditions

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