What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to the music and music technology industry. Learners must complete the mandatory unit: Working in the Music Industry.
This qualification is particularly relevant for:
• unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to a specific vocational area to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer
• young people on traineeships who are working at level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship
• learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning in health and social care before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 2 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.
Progression & Entry Requirements
Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.
Learners can progress to a level 2 certificate or diploma in Music and Music Technology, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Skills for Music and Music Technology.