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.