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Qualification type: GCE AS Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 6807 Course Code: CR8469-05
Academic year: 15/16

Biology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6807
Course instance ID: 
568089568090
Course code: 
CR8469-05
Qualification type: 
GCE AS Level
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Automotive and Engineering
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Biology course about?

This course will further develop many of the typical topics you studied at school, and introduces some of the exciting areas of biology in the modern world, for example, the influence that genes have on development, environmental issues and aspects of human health. In addition to gaining some understanding of the dynamic and exciting nature of biology today, you will develop an awareness of the ethical, technological and economic aspects of the subject. Biology is a practical science subject so you should expect to undertake some experimentation.

The course includes the study of:
-Basic biochemistry and organisation
-Biodiversity and physiology of body systems
-AS practical assessment

Through an assessed practical and external exams at the end of the year.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course, in combination with other AS or A levels, can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Five GCSE A*- C, and at least a B grade in Chemistry, or BB grades in dual award science.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Biology course?

On succesful completion of this course you will be awarded an AS level in Biology.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

30

Hours per week

3

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.
Qualification type: Award Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 16644 Course Code: CR3574-05
Academic year: 14/15

Music Technology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16644
Course instance ID: 
568057568059
Course code: 
CR3574-05
Learning AIM code: 
50111334
Qualification type: 
Award
Level: 
1
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

The course aims to give an introduction of professional music production standard hardware and software systems. On completion of the course the learner will have gained knowledge within the recording studio environment and music sequencing systems.

What are the areas covered by this course?

- Studio recording
- Using microphones
- Multi-track mixing
- Computer music production
- Sound Effects in music production

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

There are no formal qualifications needed for entry on this course, though a keen interest in music and its production is essential. One GCSE at grade D is desirable.

How is the course assessed?

The assessments are largely practical on this level; and involve learning to record an artist, mixing a recorded multi-track or creating a computer-based piece of music.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Music Technology

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

We offer Level 2 Music Technology and Performance, accessible by completing the Level 1 award.

What are the career opportunities?

Career opportunities vary within the music industry, including work as a studio recording engineer, live sound engineer, performer, artist manager, promoter, event?s organiser, publisher, administrator and much more.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 02/02/2015

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Award Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 16644 Course Code: CR3574-03
Academic year: 15/16

Music Technology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16644
Course instance ID: 
566961566976
Course code: 
CR3574-03
Learning AIM code: 
50111334
Qualification type: 
Award
Level: 
1
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

The course aims to give an introduction of professional music production standard hardware and software systems. On completion of the course the learner will have gained knowledge within the recording studio environment and music sequencing systems.

What are the areas covered by this course?

- Studio recording
- Using microphones
- Multi-track mixing
- Computer music production
- Sound Effects in music production

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

There are no formal qualifications needed for entry on this course, though a keen interest in music and its production is essential. One GCSE at grade D is desirable.

How is the course assessed?

The assessments are largely practical on this level; and involve learning to record an artist, mixing a recorded multi-track or creating a computer-based piece of music.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Music Technology

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

We offer Level 2 Music Technology and Performance, accessible by completing the Level 1 award.

What are the career opportunities?

Career opportunities vary within the music industry, including work as a studio recording engineer, live sound engineer, performer, artist manager, promoter, event?s organiser, publisher, administrator and much more.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Award Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 6845 Course Code: CR3574-02
Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
Academic year: 15/16

Music Technology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6845
Course instance ID: 
566943566944
Course code: 
CR3574-02
Learning AIM code: 
50111334
Awarding body: 
Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
Qualification type: 
Award
Level: 
1
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Music Technology course about?

This course is aimed at people with a desire to learn about the technical side of music and its production.

- Studio recording
- Using microphones
- Multi-track mixing
- Computer music production
- Sound effects in music production

The assessments are largely practical at this level, and involve recording musicians in the studio, mixing a recorded multi-track and creating computer-based music.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

We offer Level 2 Music Technology course, accessible by completing the Level 1 award.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

There are no formal qualifications needed for entry on this course, though a keen interest in music and its production is essential.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Music Technology course?

On successful completion you will be awarded the Level 1 Award in Music Technology.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

Course length

16 Week(s)

Weeks per year

36

Hours per week

2.5

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.

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Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16624 Course Code: CR24606-02
Academic year: 15/16

Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (Technology Pathway)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16624
Course instance ID: 
566767566768
Course code: 
CR24606-02
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This is a practical course and you will develop your skills in sequencing, live sound, studio and DJ technology. You will also develop an understanding of the structure of the music industry and the history and development of popular music.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The course covers:
Digital recording and production
Using a digital audio workstation
Music sequencing and production
Composing music
Sound reinforcement (live sound)
Organising a music event

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

You will need four GCSE's at grade D or above which should include a grade C in English or Maths.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through a mixture of practical and written assignments.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (Technology Pathway)

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

You can progress on to the BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) in Music or Music Technology

What are the career opportunities?

You could work in venue management, live sound, backline technical management, roadie or in retail.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16623 Course Code: CR24606-01
Academic year: 15/16

Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (Performance Pathway)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16623
Course instance ID: 
566762566763
Course code: 
CR24606-01
Learning AIM code: 
50106545
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This is a practical course and you will develop your skills in sequencing, live sound, studio and DJ technology. You will also develop an understanding of the structure of the music industry and the history and development of popular music.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The course covers:
Music Performance
Instrumental Study
Music Style Development
Composing music

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

You will need four GCSE's at grade D or above which should include a grade C in English or Maths

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through a mixture of practical and written assignments.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (Performance Pathway)

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

You can progress on to the BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) in Music or Music Technology

What are the career opportunities?

You could work as a performer, session musician, music teacher, music venues or in retail.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

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Qualification type: BTEC Extended Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16036 Course Code: CR6976-03
Academic year: 15/16

Music Technology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16036
Course instance ID: 
563129566707
Course code: 
CR6976-03
Learning AIM code: 
50077168
Qualification type: 
BTEC Extended Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This work-related qualification is ideal for those who are interested in the technical and creative side of music. It provides the knowledge, skills and experience needed to become a professional in the music, media and entertainment industry or to progress onto a higher education course. The course is delivered by practical and theory sessions in purpose built recording studios, computer music suites, venues and classrooms.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The course includes the study of the following:
- Recording studio equipment eg mixing desks, microphones and effects units
- Live sound and PA system engineering techniques
- Industry standard music creation software eg Logic Pro
- How the music industry works, including different job roles and royalty payments
- Record production projects in the studio
- Composing music and creating music videos
- Keyboard and listening skills
- Plus options for DJ skills, acoustics or performance

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths and English, or a BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) with a Merit grade. An aptitude for technology will also be an advantage.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is through a combination of written and practical assignments, of which some will involve working in small groups. You will receive ongoing feedback from your personal tutor on your progress.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology. You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses, such as HNDs, foundation degrees and degrees in music technology and sound recording. Previous students have gone on to the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (LIPA), Salford University and Bretton Hall. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

There are many opportunities to work in the music business as a studio engineer, producer, artist, live sound engineer, DJ, media/TV composer. Specialist careers advice will be available from your personal tutor or our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

45 Week(s)