What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification provides a range of introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to the music industry, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the music industry and across other sectors.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
Learners must complete the mandatory unit: Working in the Music Industry. Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as Music Arrangement, DJing skills, Music Marketing and Promotion) alongside generic employability skills (such as time-management and solving work-related problems).
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 Certificate if they need a broad introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, before progressing to employment (with further training where possible), to a level 2 Apprenticeship 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).