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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
9.1 Performing Arts
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
601/0440/5
GLH:
48 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£28.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    This suite of qualifications will enable learners to progress to further study, apprenticeships or other employment. Learners can study core skills for the sector complemented by employability skills to ensure they are ready to face the challenges of the workplace.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete a total of 6 credits. They must complete the single Mandatory unit from Group A, totalling 3 credits and 3 further credits from Group B (Optional Units).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete 3 credits from this group.

    Working in the Music Industry

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/3383
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    Optional

    Learners must complete 3 credits from this group.

    Multi-Track Audio Recording

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/3367
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    Music Improvisation and Performance Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/3369
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    Music Marketing and Promotion

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/3370
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    Music for Performance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/4737
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    Rehearsal Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/3376
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    Song Writing Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/3377
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    Sound Effect Techniques for Music Production

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/3379
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    Sound Production and Recording

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/3380
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    Sound and Music Production

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/3378
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    Using Aural Skills in Music

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/3382
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    Using the Internet as a Medium for Music

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/0991
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable if you need a short, introductory level 2 course in music and music technology. It will be of specific relevance to:

    • young people on trainee-ships who 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 trainee-ship.
    • learners aged 16 and over who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at Level 2 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 3.
    • unemployed adults requiring a relevant vocational skill set in order to demonstrate their preparedness for employment in the music industry.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides you with an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to the music industry. The learner must complete the mandatory unit: Working in the Music Industry. The learner must then select a further unit from a range of optional units such as Sound Production and Recording, Music Marketing and Promotion, or Music Improvisation and Performance Skills.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma. The learner should take the Award if you need only a small amount of focused learning in music and/or music technology before progressing to a level 3 qualification, an apprenticeship or employment (with further training where possible), as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in the music industry such as recording assistant, or studio set-up worker.


    What are the progression options?

    The learner can progress to a larger qualification at level 2, directly to a level 3 certificate or diploma in music and/or music technology, or to a relevant Intermediate Apprenticeship, for example in Sound Recording, Engineering and Studio Facilities.


    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 aged 16 and over.

    Funding information

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    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms

    Suggested Resources for Music

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