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NCFE

NCFE Level 1 Technical Award in Music Technology

Ref:
601/6777/4
Sector:
Arts, Media and Publishing
Features:
Learning Resources Available, Performance Points, V Cert

Level
Level 1
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
144
TQT
215
This qualification is now approved in the 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables and is now available for registrations.

This qualification is aimed at 14-16 year olds with an interest in music production and recording; it's designed to sit alongside GCSEs in the Key Stage 4 curriculum. It is a vocational qualification equivalent to GCSE grades D-G.

Qualification Specification
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Summary of Changes
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This document summarises the changes in the qualification specification since the previous issue.

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

New Music Technology - Whats Changed
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This document provides an overview of the feedback on the Music Technology suite.

Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently asked questions for the new Music Technology suite of qualifications.

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

Factsheet
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This document provides an overview of the qualification.

DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide
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Shaping future qualifications
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V Certs Models explained
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V Cert Centre Support Guide
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V Certs Labour Market Intelligence Report
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Tips for Teachers careers guidance
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Fully Funded Courses List
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Blended Learning Resources
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Career Card Music Technology
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Technical Award External Assessment Results - Spring 2019
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Spring 2019 - External Assessment Achievement Data

Customer Support Guide
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This document provides additional information for schools.

Department for Education Performance Tables - Quick Guide
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This guide has been created to support schools and centres with information on which qualifications have been approved by the Department for Education (DfE) and count towards Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 performance tables.

Department for Education Performance Tables - Quick Guide
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This guide has been created to support schools and centres with information on which qualifications have been approved by the Department for Education (DfE) and count towards Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 performance tables.

External Assessment Timetable
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This document provides a breakdown of the assessment dates/windows for this qualification as well as information about the assessments dates.

External Assessment Practice Paper (Written Mark Scheme)
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This is the mark scheme for the external assessment.

External Assessment Practice Paper (Practical)
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This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Internal Assessment Sample Tasks
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This document provides example tasks for internal assessment.

External Assessment Practice Paper (Written)
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Evidence and Grading Tracker
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This Evidence and Grading Tracker can help learners to keep track of their work.

External Assessment Written Paper Audio Samples
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This folder contains audio files from the external assessment.

Grading Calculator
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Our grading calculator will support you in estimating your learners' overall result for this qualification. Enter your learners' current or predicted grades for the internal units and external assessments to estimate their overall result. Please note: this is for guidance only. The raw mark grade boundaries for the external assessments will be awarded by NCFE after each assessment window.

External Assessment Practical Paper Audio Samples
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This folder contains audio files from the external assessment.

Practical External Assessment 12-16 March 2018
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This folder contains the Chief Examiner Report, Mark Scheme and Question Paper for the March 2018 practical external assessment.

Written External Assessment 18-22 June 2018
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This folder contains the Chief Examiner Report, Mark Scheme, Question Paper and Audio Files from the June 2018 written external assessment.

Practical External Assessment 18-22 June 2018
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This folder contains the Chief Examiner Report, Mark Scheme, Question Paper and Audio Files from the June 2018 practical external assessment.

Level 1/2 Music Technology Exam Results - 2017-18
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This document shows the results of the external assessment components of the NCFE Music Technology Technical Awards

Audio Files 1
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This folder contains audio files from the March 2018 external assessment.

Audio Files 2
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This folder contains audio files from the March 2018 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Practical Paper Spring 2019
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Practice Paper - Practical Spring 2019
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This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Practical Paper Spring 2019
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This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Written Paper Spring 2019
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This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report- Written Paper Spring 2019
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Practice Paper - Written Paper Spring 2019
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Audio Files - Written Paper Spring 2019
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Audio Files - Practical Paper Spring 2019
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This folder contains audio files from the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Grading Structure
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Grading Guide
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Our grading calculator will support you in estimating your learners' overall result for this qualification.

Sample Portfolio Level 1 Merit - Summer 2019
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This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Merit grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.

Audio Files - Sample Portfolio Level 1 Merit - Summer 2019
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This folder contains audio files from the Summer 2019 Sample Portfolio

Chief Examiner Report - Practical Paper Summer 2019
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Written Paper - Summer 2019
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Practical Paper Summer 2019
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This is the mark scheme for the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Written Paper Summer 2019
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This is the mark scheme for the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Practical Paper Summer 2019
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Written Paper Summer 2019
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This document contains feedback from the Summer 2019 for the Month Year external assessment.

Sample Paper - Practical Summer 2019
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Sample Paper - Written Summer 2019
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This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Audio Files - Summer 2019 (1)
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This folder contains audio files from the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Audio Files - Summer 2019 (2)
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This folder contains audio files from the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Practical Spring 2020
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This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2020 external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Written Spring 2020
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This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2020 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Practical Spring 2020
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2020 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Written Spring 2020
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2020 external assessment.

Past Paper - Written Spring 2020
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This past paper will help learners prepare for their external assessment.

Past Paper - Practical Spring 2020
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This past paper will help learners prepare for their external assessment.

Audio Files - Written Spring 2020
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This folder contains audio files from the Spring 2020 external assessment.

Audio Files - Practical Spring 2020
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This folder contains audio files from the Spring 2020 External assessment.

Mandatory units

  1. Using a Digital Audio Workstation (T/507/4986)
  2. Creating Music (J/507/4989)
  3. Studio Recording (L/507/4993)
  4. Sound Creation (F/507/4991)
  5. Technical Award Music Technology - External Assessment Practical (TAMT/EXTA/P)
  6. Technical Award Music Technology - External Assessment Written (TAMT/EXTA/W)

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