Unit Award Scheme


In successfully completing this unit, the Learner will have

Evidence needed

shown knowledge of

1 the names and functions of three controls or parts of vinyl DJ equipment, eg stylus, tone arm, platter, crossfader, pitch control, bass pot, RPM selector, start/stop button Teacher completed itemised checklist
2 two safety concerns when using vinyl DJ equipment, eg no liquids nearby, wires do not create tripping hazards Teacher completed itemised checklist
3 how many beats are in a bar of dance music Teacher completed checklist
4 a definition of BPM and Tempo Teacher completed itemised checklist

acquired an understanding of

5 what a musical phrase is Teacher completed checklist

demonstrated the ability to

6 count to the pulse of music Teacher completed checklist
7 use vinyl DJ equipment to confirm that a song is at a suitable cue point by using headphones only Teacher completed checklist
8 use vinyl DJ equipment to set a cue point on the first beat of a bar and phrase and start from this cue point following a musical count in Teacher completed checklist
9 use the pitch/tempo fader and nudging on vinyl DJ equipment to match the tempo of two songs and produce a beat-matched fade mix which respects the phrasing of both songs. Teacher completed checklist

All outcomes recorded on an AQA Summary Sheet

Approved 15 February 2017Level - Level One