What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification provides a wide 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.
This qualification is particularly relevant for:
• Young people interested in a career in the music industry who intend, but need a fairly extensive learning programme at level 1 before they will be ready, to access level 2 qualifications or a level 2 apprenticeship
• Young people and adults, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the music industry but need a a fairly extensive grounding in the subject and an extended opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, before applying for work.
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 Diploma if they need an extended introduction to the sector including the opportunity to build up a range of skills and knowledge, explore a number of potential job roles and career pathways in the sector, and gain a set of more generic workplace skills. The Diploma will be suitable for learners who would benefit from an extended period of time working at level 1, up to 2 years, before progressing to employment or to a level 2 qualification or apprenticeship.
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).