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A Week of Musical Celebration

This week is filled with events celebrating music, the music industry and musical events as World Music Day (21 June) lands loud and strong. Festivals like, Let’s Rock in Wales , Hampton Court Palace Festival and of course the UK’s largest and most popular festival, Glastonbury Festival, are all being staged this week.

World Music Day or Fête de la Musique as it is originally known is a celebration of the creation of music and aims to motivate young budding and professional musicians to perform and support the love of music around the world.

But the music industry is much more than just the artists.

Professionals such as producers, managers, booking agents, tour operators, lighting technicians, sound operators and more, play a vital role in ensuring the artists can share their talent with the world through recorded and live events.

How can AIM support the music industry?

As an awarding and end-point assessment organisation specialising in the creative industries, we’ve been using our knowledge to create approved qualifications and robust assessments for apprenticeships, which give learners the opportunity to learn about these little understood music support professions.

Take a look below to find out more about AIM qualifications and apprenticeships that your centre/organisation could offer, and breathe new life into the music industry now and in years to come.

Creative Entrepreneurship for the Music Industry

This suite of flexible, vocationally relevant, creative entrepreneurship qualifications have been developed in conjunction with employers and provide learners with the skills to develop realistic employment opportunities in the music industry or to progress into higher education.

The suite focuses on recognition of achievement through practical musical skills, production, composition, live events and entrepreneurship, and offers flexibility of unit combinations. These level 3 qualifications are available as award, certificate, diploma and extended diploma.

Live Event Technician Apprenticeship

This standard focuses on the preparation and set-up of technical equipment for events such as concerts, festivals, theatrical performances, exhibitions, conferences, product launches and showcases. Ultimately specialising in sound, lighting or video, apprentices carry out routine and specialist technical preparation and set-up of equipment for events.

AIM’s end-point assessment includes two assessment methods:

  • observation with questions
  • interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

Event Assistant

This level 3 apprenticeship standard has been developed to create more professionals capable of providing support to event planners or project managers by carrying out a diverse range of tasks necessary to plan, organise and deliver an event, such as, finding the right location and venue, working with the design team on the look and feel of the event or organising logistics such as transportation and catering.

AIM’s end-point assessment includes three assessment methods:

  • a work- based project or practical case study carried out by the apprentice
  • portfolio of evidence
  • professional discussion

Want to know more?

Employers and training providers should contact the AIM customer experience team on  who will be able to answer your queries and provide more information about how we can support you.

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