NCFE LEVEL 2 TECHNICAL AWARD IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

  • Ref: 601/6774/9
  • Sector: Arts, Media and Publishing

This qualification is approved by DfE in the 2018 & 2019 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables.

This qualification is aimed at 14-16 year olds with an interest in music production and recording, and is designed to sit alongside GCSEs in the Key Stage 4 curriculum. It is a vocational qualification equivalent to GCSE at grades A*-C.


Qualification Specification

This qualification specification contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment.


Summary of Changes

This document summarises the changes in the qualification specification since the previous issue.


Purpose Statement

This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to.


Music Technology - What's changed

This document outlines the changes between the current NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Music Technology (600/6904/1) and the new NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6774/9).


External Assessment Practice Paper (Practical)

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment. Both the NCFE Level 1 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6777/4) and the NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6774/9) share the same external assessment.


External Assessment Practical Paper Audio Samples

These audio samples will help learners prepare for the external assessment. Both the NCFE Level 1 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6777/4) and the NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6774/9) share the same external assessment.


External Assessment Practice Paper (Written)

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment. Both the NCFE Level 1 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6777/4) and the NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6774/9) share the same external assessment.


External Assessment Written Paper Audio Samples

These audio samples will help learners prepare for the external assessment. Both the NCFE Level 1 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6777/4) and the NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6774/9) share the same external assessment.


External Assessment Practice Paper (Written Mark Scheme)

This should be used by centres to support the administration of the external assessment practice paper. Both the NCFE Level 1 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6777/4) and the NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Music Technology (601/6774/9) share the same external assessment.


Frequently Asked Questions

This document lists answers to our most frequently asked questions about the new Music Technology suite of qualifications.


Evidence and Grading Tracker

This Evidence and Grading Tracker can help learners to keep track of their work.


Internal Assessment Sample Tasks

This document provides sample tasks for internal assessment.


Grading Calculator

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Delivery Guide

This document provides a guideline that defines the structure and content of the course.


External Assessment Windows

This document provides a breakdown of the assessment dates/windows for each of the qualifications within the V Cert suite as well as information about the assessments dates.


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Qualification information

Reference No 601/6774/9
Sector Arts, Media and Publishing
Level Level 2
Minimum entry age Pre 16
GLH 144
TQT 215
Registration end date 31/08/2021
Certification end date 31/08/2023

Generic Occupational Competence guidance and staffing requirements

Where qualification specifications don’t include specific mandatory staffing requirements, centres should refer to this document for generic guidance.
 

Assessment Windows

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External Assessment for Music Technology

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Level 1 and 2 Technical Award in Music Technology

Performance Points 

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Performance Points tables