Level 1
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
40 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of Evidence

Unit Learning Outcomes


Be able to transfer or import audio material.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Connect audio equipment for digital editing and recording.
  • 1.2
    Use a computer-based (DAW) digital editing system to edit and review basic audio material, so that there is no deterioration in quality.
  • 1.3
    Configure equipment to safely transfer basic audio material.
  • 1.4
    Save and manage basic audio material.


Know how to solve common editing problems.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Outline common problems associated with editing audio.
  • 2.2
    Outline basic editing solutions to improve audio and remove problems.
  • 2.3
    Identify areas of given audio material which require editing or cleaning.


Know how to make improvements to audio files and to prevent deterioration.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Outline ways in which digital editing parameters are used.
  • 3.2
    Outline procedures for ensuring audio materials do not deteriorate or degrade.


Be able to make improvements to audio files.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Use editing functions on a computer-based digital editing program.
  • 4.2
    Make corrections and improvements to audio materials without causing any deterioration in quality.


Be able to edit audio material to ensure appropriate tempo and timing.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1
    Carry out small drum and percussion edits in which original timekeeping is retained.
  • 5.2
    Carry out vocal/music edits that respect timing, pace and tempo.
  • 5.3
    Measure the overall timing and feel of audio to be edited.
  • 5.4
    Adjust timing and tempo errors through editing.


Know how to save and archive edits as new audio files.

Assessment Criteria

  • 6.1
    Operate computer based menus and parameters to save audio files.
  • 6.2
    Outline procedures for restoring and verifying edited material.


Be able to save and archive edits as new audio files.

Assessment Criteria

  • 7.1
    Describe how to prepare and manage audio for editing.
  • 7.2
    Make safe and secure archive of edits.