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AL651
Music and Instrument Technology

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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During the course of your studies on this programme you will be involved in a wide range of practical work, encompassing instrument craft and design, sound engineering, general business and music business. This diversity aims to give graduates of the course a range of skills and flexibility to work within a highly competitive industry.

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With the higher certificate you will be qualified to assume a junior position in the sound engineering or instrument technology or business sectors of the music and related industries.

The following positions should be typical: sound technician (live and studio), event organiser, festival administrator, venue administrator, instrument maintenance technician, instrument repair technician, equipment maintenance technician.



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