NCFE Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Music Technology

This Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Music Technology enables learners to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of working in the music technology sector. It is suitable for learners who are motivated by applied learning and learning through hands-on creative experiences related to the work of a performing musician and music technologist.

This qualification is for learners wishing to continue their education through applied learning, equipping them with transferable knowledge and skills whilst giving them the opportunity to respond to contextualised industry briefs.

This qualification features on the DfE (Department for Education) list of approved Applied General qualifications.

This qualification has UCAS points

Aims of the Course

These are to:

  • Focus on an applied study of Music Technology
  • Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a significant core of knowledge and theoretical content
  • Provide a number of opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills.
  • Operate and effectively use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
  • Understand and experiment with musical elements in different musical styles
  • Undertake recordings and successfully mix and master their audio
  • Create sound for a range of multi-media purposes
  • Manage sound for a live performance
  • Explore revenue and marketing within the digital music business


To be awarded the Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Music Technology, learners are required to achieve a minimum of a Pass in each of the 6 mandatory units mentioned below:

  • Using a digital audio workstation
  • Creating music
  • Multi-track audio recording, mixing and mastering
  • Sound creation
  • Live sound performance technology
  • Digital music business
  • Self-awareness and continuous development

How the Course is Delivered

This qualifications is delivered via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which provides access to case studies, learning materials and activities, presentations and web links. Online tutor support and guidance is provided throughout the course, where learners can interact with the tutors, get feedback on their progress and submit their work electronically. This helps you to build the relevant skills progressively, as you receive feedback and support from your tutor during this time. Face to face interactions will be conducted through video sessions.


Each unit of the qualification is internally assessed and graded. The externally assessed components will consist of individual questions which are marked using a numerical mark scheme to achieve a total score.


After successful completion, you will gain Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Music Technology awarded by NCFE

Opportunities for Progression

This qualification fulfils entry requirements for a range of Higher Education courses, either by meeting entry requirements in their own right or being accepted alongside and adding value to other qualifications at the same level.

Degree courses could include:

  • Music technology
  • Live sound production
  • Music production
  • Creative music production
  • Creative music technology
  • Music technology and audio systems
  • Music technology and popular music

Entry Requirements

  • There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification
  • This qualification has been developed for post-16 learners in schools and colleges


£485.00 (Including awarding body registration fees)


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6 months.
Student study commitment would be a minimum of 5-6 hours a week.

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