Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, operating in over 200 countries and offering career-focused qualifications grounded in real-world industries. Pearson is the UK’s largest awarding body, with more than 3.4 million students worldwide. They provide a broad range of academic and vocational qualifications, including Pearson BTEC, Edexcel, LCCI and EDI. 


In our pursuit of excellence and finding the best qualification to give our students a passport to the world of music and the creative industries, we have partnered with Pearson. Through rigorous training of staff and the development of course material and facilities, we at Pearlbay Institute are equipped with the resources to give our students access to fine quality education with the guidance, support and qualifications of Pearson UK.


This qualification is intended for individuals wishing to pursue a career as a professional audio engineer in the music industry. It provides the music industry with people who have a range of audio engineering skills to produce a wide variety of music, recordings and sound-related works to a professional level.

Graduates of this credential will be able to:

  • Record, mix and master a variety of materials to produce professional-level music. 
  • Apply a variety of creative and technical sound engineering techniques and processes to produce professional-level music. 
  • Create, produce, and manipulate music, recordings, and other sound-related works at a professional level. 
  • Analyze and contribute to musical arrangements and compositions to produce professional-level music. 
  • Explore and analyze material and context for audio engineering and production. 
  • Analyze and reflect audio engineering and production work to improve practices. 
  • Manage your own professional practice, professional development, and industry knowledge to develop employment opportunities. 

Pearson BTEC Degree Pathway Audio Engineering & Music Production
Pearson BTEC Degree Pathway Audio Engineering & Music Production
Pearson BTEC Degree Pathway Audio Engineering & Music Production


Pearlbay Institute offers you the opportunity to follow a robust academic pathway through Pearson’s BTEC programme,  starting at Level 3 and going through to Level 5.

Level 3 – equivalent to the size of 2 GCE Advanced Levels
Level 4 – equivalent to the 1st year of an undergraduate UK degree
Level 5 – equivalent to the 2nd year of an undergraduate UK degree

Join now for our Pearson BTEC Degree Pathway in Music Production and Audio Engineering and Save LKR 600,000, when you register before the 31st of October 2022. Don’t Miss out!!!

Pearson BTEC

BTECs are high-quality, career-focused qualifications grounded in the real world of work. BTEC learners develop and apply the knowledge, skills and behaviours employers and universities seek. A BTEC in Music is an excellent choice for learners seeking practical and creative qualifications. The course aims to provide learners with the relevant skills and knowledge that employers value and the confidence to progress into a fulfilling, exciting career in a creative industry. 


What is BTEC Higher Nationals?

BTEC Higher Nationals are internationally recognised higher education qualifications at levels 4 and 5 that are equivalent to the first and second years of a university degree, providing progression to both university and employment. They represent the latest in professional standards and provide opportunities for students to develop behaviours for work, for example by undertaking a group project or responding to a client brief. A student may even achieve exemption from professional or vendor qualifications, or student membership of selected professional bodies, to help them on their journey to professional competence.

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Music is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the music industry and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, universities, colleges and students to ensure that it is a programme that meets the needs of industry, as well as what you would expect to achieve throughout your course. To help our you develop in your chosen specialism, there are a number of pathways, some of which are listed below:

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

Some typical jobs after completing the HNC*
Top Line Songwriter; Arranger; Songwriter; Transcriber; Performer; Solo Artist; roadie; Music Producer; Music Promoter.

Some typical jobs after completing the HND*
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.

*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. 


What is HN Global?

HN Global Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals are supported by a specially designed range of digital resources, to ensure that tutors and students have the best possible experience during their course. These are available from the HN Global website http://www.highernationals.com/. With HN Global, tutors can access programme specifications that contain useful information on programme planning and quality assurance processes. Tutors can also view Schemes of Work and Example Assessment Briefs, helping them create meaningful courses and assessments. HN Global also allows tutors to create and annotate reading lists for their students and also keep up-to-date on the latest news regarding HN programmes.

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