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Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music Practitioners (Performance) (for students aged 14-16)

Course Name 
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music Practitioners (Performance) (for students aged 14-16)Available for Enquiries

Course Details

Location Thornes Park Campus
Level Level 2
Start Date September
Duration 1 year (Early College Transfer)
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body Rockschool
Course Overview

Music is the third largest exporting industry in the UK and our School of Popular Music has a rich mix of students and musical interests.

If you want to study popular music in a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere, this course provides a real flavour of how work in the music industry evolves, from the initial idea to the final performance.

What you will Study

You’ll develop your music performance skills and knowledge of music technology software, practical recording techniques, and understanding of the music industry. You’ll explore different styles of music, work actively as part of a group, and be encouraged to give and take ideas in the creation of music productions.

Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.

Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future.

Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

How you will Learn This is a practical performance course with some theory work throughout. You’ll develop your skills by completing assignments and projects based on the type of activities required in the workplace.
How you will be Assessed This is a practical performance course with some theory work throughout. You’ll develop your skills by completing assignments and projects based on the type of activities required in the workplace. You’ll be assessed through performances and practical and theoretical work.
Entry Requirements Predicted grades A*-D at GCSE including English and Maths
AND
A reasonable degree of musical ability on your chosen instrument
AND
Interview and audition
AND
A good reference from Head of Year 10 or Headteacher
Attendance Expectations ECT students will attend College for three days per week. Any additional study will be determined by the home school.
Fee Information Please contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College for details: Tel - 01924 789742 or by email - 14-16UnitMailbox@wakefield.ac.uk.
Further Study After completing this course you can go on to study level 3 qualifications in music performance or music technology with further progression to the HND Music programme.
Career Opportunities This course can lead to a variety of roles in the music industry such as performer, session musician, composer, manager, promoter, songwriter, community arts worker, or teacher.
How to Apply School staff should contact the 14-16 Unit on 01924 789742.
For Further Details School staff should contact the 14-16 Unit on 01924 789742.
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Music
Client Group (W) 14-16
Search Ref (W) 58896
Website Ref (W) EXNKBCE5NK