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Music Practitioners Level 3 Certificate at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

Course description

The Level 3 Music Practitioners Certificate is a 20 credit qualification which can be taken in one of four pathways:





Course content

This qualification is open to Learners aged 16 and over. The Music Practitioners Level 3 Certificate carries UCAS points, UCAS points can be used to apply for an undergraduate qualification.

How Does The Qualification Compare

A Music Practitioners Level 3 Certificate is equivalent to:

Distinction - 30 UCAS points

Merit - 20 UCAS points

Pass - 10 UCAS points


Qualification                 Grade                   Performance Points

Level 3 Certificate :

Distinction - 135 performance points

Merit - 112.5 performance points

Pass - 82.5 perfomance points

AS Level:

A - 135 perfomance points

B - 120 performance points

C - 105 performance points

Entry requirements

GCSE Point Scores

In advising students as to the most suitable choice of post-16 courses/programmes of study, we use a GCSE 'Point Score' as a benchmark.

The Score is made up from the best six GCSE grades achieved by the student using the following scale:-

A* - 8 points

A - 7 points

B - 6 points

C - 5 points

D - 4 points

E - 3 points

F - 2 points

G - 1 point

This process has been used successfully over a number of years and proved to be an accurate predictor of likely success through the various possible routes of study.

Yellow Route:

  • To study 4 A Level subjects over 2 years – 42 points (minimum) including Maths & English (following consultation)
  • To Study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years points – 30 points (minimum) including Maths & English

Green Route:

  • To study a green route a point score of 30 points from at least 4 separate subjects

N.B. Although, as stated above, these ‘scores’ are good predictors of likely success upon entry into the Sixth Form, each student is treated as an individual and the post GCSE Interview is a very important process. Parents are welcome to be present at these interviews.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Dyffryn Aman directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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