NCFE

NCFE Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Music Technology

Ref:
601/6779/8
Sector:
Arts, Media and Publishing
Features:
Performance Points, UCAS
Shortlist for approval
Shortlisted
Support Materials

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
372
TQT
610
This qualification is approved in the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Key Stage 5 Performance Tables and is now available for registrations.

This qualification is equivalent in size to an A Level. It is aimed at post-16 year olds studying a Key Stage 5 curriculum with an interest in creative music production and performance.

It is appropriate for learners wishing to continue their education through applied learning which will equip them with transferable knowledge and skills, whilst giving them the opportunity to respond to contextualised industry briefs.

Level 3 Applied General qualifications are automatically eligible for UCAS points under the new Tariff. The UCAS points have been awarded for this qualification in May 2017 as follows: P – 16, M – 32, D – 48, D* - 56.

Qualification Specification

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

Purpose Statement

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

Manchester Metropolitan University Letter of Support

This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

Middlesborough College Letter of Support

This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

Newcastle University Letter of Support

This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

University of Huddersfield Letter of Support

This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

Summary of Changes

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

University of West London Letter of Support

This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

Evidence and Grading Tracker

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

Frequently Asked Questions

External Assessment Practice Paper Audio Samples (Written)

External Assessment Practice Paper (Written)

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

External Assessment Practice Paper (Practical)

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

External Assessment Practice Paper Audio Samples (Practical)

Internal Assessment Sample Tasks

This document provides example tasks for internal assessment.

Delivery Guide

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

Grading Calculator

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.

Practical External Assessment - 29 January - 28 February 2018 - P000453

This past paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Written External Assessment - 14 March 2018 - (P0000455)

This folder contains support materials for the written external assessment.

External Assessment Written Paper Audio files.zip

These audio samples will help learners prepare for the external assessment.

Practical External Assessment 8 May - 13 June 2018 P000454

This folder contains support materials for the practical external assessment.

Written External Assessment - 13 June 2018 (P000456)

This folder contains support materials for the written external assessment.

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.

External Assessment Windows (mono)

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.

Mandatory units

  1. Using a Digital Audio Workstation (A/507/4987)
  2. Creating Music (F/507/4988)
  3. Multi-Track Audio Recording, Mixing and Mastering (A/507/4990)
  4. Sound Creation (J/507/4992)
  5. Live Sound Performance Technology (R/507/4994)
  6. Digital Music Business (Y/507/4995)
  7. Applied General Music Technology - External Assessment Practical (AGMT/EXTA/P)
  8. Applied General Music Technology - External Assessment Written (AGMT/EXTA/W)

Pathway to progression

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