National Certificate Music at SCQF level 5

National Certificate Music at SCQF level 5

The National Certificate (NC) in Music at SCQF level 5 is designed as a foundation course for learners who wish to go on to further study and to gain skills and knowledge appropriate to the music industry.

Throughout the NC in Music there are opportunities to perform, compose and listen to music from a wide variety of genres and styles, which could include jazz, classical, rock, folk and dance.

National Certificates (NCs) are designed for full-time delivery over one year (or part-time over two years) and are available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

The National Certificate in Music is aimed at school leavers, adult returners or those working in the music industry. It is designed as a starting point for those interested in working in the music industry or as continuous professional development for those already employed in some capacity.

Access

Access to the award is at the discretion of the centre, however candidates would benefit from previous experience of a music course or Units at SCQF level 4.

Ideally, candidates should have an interest and some experience of music making and/or composing. Relevant work experience would also be acceptable.

Employment and progression

This NC provides a platform which will allow successful candidates to progress to the NC Music at SCQF level 6 and from there to an HNC, HND or degree programme. They will also be better equipped to seek employment in the music industry.

Qualification structure

This National Certificate in Music consists of 7 mandatory units at SCQF levels 4 and 5 and 5 optional units from a choice of 22 at SCQF levels 4 and 5. Learners must achieve a minimum of 72 SCQF credit points to achieve this qualification.

For further information on the units and structure of the qualification please refer to the Group Award Specification document (505 KB).

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Qualification structure

This National Certificate in Music consists of 7 mandatory units at SCQF levels 4 and 5 and 5 optional units from a choice of 22 at SCQF levels 4 and 5. Learners must achieve a minimum of 72 SCQF credit points to achieve this qualification.

For further information on the units and structure of the qualification please refer to the Group Award Specification document (505 KB).

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How to assess

Centres are encouraged to make use of ICT where possible. Some Units are suitable for e-assessment and individual Unit Specifications give guidelines as to where it might be possible to use e-assessment. Examples include online tests and the use of online resources to allow candidates to compile portfolios.

Qualification Verification Summary Report

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

Qualification Verification Summary Report 2018 (180 KB)

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