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Sound Engineering


What is the course about?
This course is offered as a practical introduction to sound engineering, meeting the needs of a range of learners following media oriented courses and establishing a foundation for further studies. The course combines practical training and experience with theoretical appreciation. Candidates will study Microphone Technique, Signal flow, Use of the Sequencing Software to program MIDI, mixing and mastering. You will also study Employment and Professional Development, Working Practices and Protocols, and Emerging Technologies and Health and Safety. It meets a wide range of vocational needs through emphasis on responsibility, good work practices, creativity, effective communication and co-operation.

How long does the course last?
The course is delivered over 12 weeks. Though not essential if students have access to a computer, additional work outside of the teaching room can be helpful.

How much does the course cost?

What qualification will I obtain?
On completion successful candidates will achieve City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Audio Visual Industries Induction qualification certificate. The qualification itself is fully unitised and provides candidates with a “shopping basket” of individually assessed units as well as being able to follow the full route to gain certification for the over arching award.

What are the progression opportunities?
On completion of this qualification candidates may progress into employment within Audio Visual Media industry or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
• Level 3 Diploma in Media Techniques (7501)
• Levels 2-3 NVQs for Stagehands in Film and Television (7504)
• Level 2 NVQ for Crane Technicians (Audio Visual Industries) (7505)



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