Candidate Learning LogNCFE Level 1 Award in Podcasting500/8063/5Candidate Name:         .....................................
Contents                                                               Page No.Section 1: Overview                        ...
.Section 1 - OverviewAbout this qualificationThank you for choosing an NCFE qualification. This learning log is yours to k...
.Section 1 - OverviewTracking your evidenceDuring your course your Tutor/Assessor will ask you to carry out work either in...
.Section 1 - OverviewYour centre will send a signed certificate claim form to NCFE when they and the External Moderator ha...
.Section 2 - Planning and tracking your assessmentCompleting your learning logThis section of the log will help you keep t...
. Section 2 - Planning and tracking your assessment – Example unit – Customer Care                                      Th...
.Unit 01           Plan and produce a podcast                                      What you’ve done to show this          ...
.Unit 01          Plan and produce a podcast                                     What you’ve done to show this            ...
.Unit 01         Plan and produce a podcast                                    What you’ve done to show this   Portfolio  ...
.Range:Equipment and software: eg computer, microphone with accessories such as stands, windshields, audio recording softw...
.Unit 01          Plan and produce a podcast                                     What you’ve done to show this            ...
.    Section 3 - Additional informationNCFE is a leading provider of nationally recognised qualifications and is committed...
.About NCFEEnquiriesAny enquiries relating to this qualification should be addressed to:NCFECitygateSt James BoulevardNewc...
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  1. 1. Candidate Learning LogNCFE Level 1 Award in Podcasting500/8063/5Candidate Name: ..............................................................................................................Centre Number: ..............................................................................................................Centre Name: ..............................................................................................................SignaturesCandidate: ................................................................ Date: ...................................Tutor/Assessor: ................................................................ Date: ...................................Internal Moderator*: ................................................................ Date: ...................................External Moderator*: ................................................................ Date: ...................................* for completion if part, or all, of the evidence has been sampled by the Internal and/or External Moderator
  2. 2. Contents Page No.Section 1: Overview 1 - About this qualification 1 - What you need to cover 1 - Tracking your evidence 2 - How your evidence is checked 2 - How you get your certificate 2 - Opportunities for further education and training 3Section 2: Planning and tracking your assessment 4 - Completing your learning log 4 - Example unit 5 - Unit 01 Plan and produce a podcast 6Section 3: Additional information 11 - Additional support requirements 11 - Appeals or complaints 11 - Malpractice 11About NCFE 12 - Enquiries 12 - Equal Opportunities 12 - Data Protection 12
  3. 3. .Section 1 - OverviewAbout this qualificationThank you for choosing an NCFE qualification. This learning log is yours to keep and is a place to record your progress.The NCFE Level 1 Award in Podcasting has been accredited by the regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland1 and is partof the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Its Qualification Accreditation Number is 500/8063/5.This qualification has been supported by Skillset the Sector Skills Council for Creative Media. The qualification is part of theAdditional Specialist Learning catalogue for the Creative and Media Diploma. For more information on the Diplomas, visit the NCFEwebsite (www.ncfe.org.uk/diplomas) or speak to your Tutor.What you need to coverThis qualification is made up of a set of learning outcomes and assessment criteria that describe what you need to be able to do, andthings you need to know to achieve your qualification.The qualification consists of one mandatory unit:Mandatory unitsUnit 01 Plan and produce a podcastTo achieve the NCFE Level 1 Award in Podcasting you must achieve the mandatory unit. You must provide evidence to show thatyou meet all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria defined in the unit.1 The qualifications regulators (‘the regulators’) are Ofqual in England, DCELLS in Wales and CCEA in Northern Ireland. 1
  4. 4. .Section 1 - OverviewTracking your evidenceDuring your course your Tutor/Assessor will ask you to carry out work either in the classroom, in your workplace or at home whichyou’ll keep as evidence of your learning.The work you produce (evidence) will be assessed by your Tutor/Assessor to make sure you’ve covered everything in sufficientdetail. Your evidence could be made up of a combination of: ♦ written work or class notes ♦ products or samples of practical work ♦ case studies ♦ simulated activities or role play ♦ work placement diaries ♦ learning logs ♦ video or audio recordings ♦ other appropriate formats suggested by your Tutor/AssessorWhen all of your evidence is gathered together in a file or folder, this becomes your portfolio.Your centre and Assessor may have systems that they use to plan and monitor your assessment. These may be computer-based (egusing ‘e-portfolio’ software) or paper-based (using forms or checklists). These systems are designed to show how each piece ofevidence meets which learning outcomes and assessment criteria.How your evidence is checkedAfter your Tutor/Assessor has assessed your work, another member of staff - the Internal Moderator - will review it. An ExternalModerator from NCFE will visit your centre. The External Moderator’s role is to make sure your work has been assessed to NCFE’srequirements. They’ll do this by checking a sample of candidates’ portfolios – which may include yours. They also may wish to talk toyou about the content of the course and the work you’re doing.How you get your certificateOnce you’ve built up your portfolio of evidence and your Tutor/Assessor and the Internal and External Moderators are satisfied itmeets the standards, you’ll be awarded the NCFE Level 1 Award in Podcasting. 2
  5. 5. .Section 1 - OverviewYour centre will send a signed certificate claim form to NCFE when they and the External Moderator have signed off your completedportfolio. NCFE will send your certificate to your centre within 10 working days of us getting this form. Your centre will either forwardthe certificate to your home address, or tell you that it’s available for you to collect it.Opportunities for further education and trainingAfter successfully completing this qualification, you may like to go on to further study in the same or a similar subject. This mightinclude:♦ NCFE Level 2 Award in Podcasting♦ NCFE Level 1 and 2 qualifications in Music Technology♦ NCFE Level 1 and 2 qualifications in Radio Production♦ NCFE Level 1 and 2 qualifications in Interactive Media♦ NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Interactive Media and Animation 3
  6. 6. .Section 2 - Planning and tracking your assessmentCompleting your learning logThis section of the log will help you keep track of the work you’ve done and the work you still need to do to finish your portfolio.It will also help your Tutor/Assessor, Internal and External Moderators find their way around your portfolio so they can assess it orcheck it. Your Tutor/Assessor will make sure you’re completing your log correctly.Below is a sample page similar to those you’ll find in the rest of this log. Use the columns to write down what evidence you’ve put inyour portfolio and to show your Tutor/Assessor and the Internal and External Moderators where it’s located.You and your Tutor/Assessor and/or an independent witness must sign and date the individual pieces of work in your portfolio. Onceyou’ve completed your portfolio, your Tutor/Assessor will sign the front of the log, to show that they’re satisfied you’ve completed itcorrectly. 4
  7. 7. . Section 2 - Planning and tracking your assessment – Example unit – Customer Care The learning outcomes of the This column is for the qualification are shown here. Internal or External Moderator to sign if they sample your portfolio.The assessment criteriaare listed in this column. What you’ve done to show this Portfolio Additional IM/EM signature if page links to sampled number evidence You will: Understand customer care You can: 1.1 Demonstrate effective Observation on placement 3 21, 24 ‘customer care’ 1.2 Identify the benefits of Report 2 7 good customer care 1.3 Describe the effects of Project 8-11 6 poor customer care Range: In this column, write You can complete this down what evidence for any additional work In this column, write the you’d like to use as you have put in your location of the evidence evidence Range is the breadth of skills and portfolio (eg letter to within your portfolio. This knowledge you must have and the client; report). directs your Assessor to situations in which you must the correct piece of display these skills or knowledge. evidence. The range statements are indicated in bold text within the learning outcomes. 5
  8. 8. .Unit 01 Plan and produce a podcast What you’ve done to show this Portfolio Additional IM/EM signature if page links to sampled number evidenceYou will: Know the process of recording and publishing a podcastYou can:1.1 Define the range of terms used to describe the components of a podcast1.2 Identify the practical requirements for recording and publishing a podcast1.3 Indicate how podcasts are governed by broadcast law1.4 Give examples of existing podcasts including different types of podcastRange:Components: eg audio voice recordings, scripts, timing, video enhanced (ie a mixture of audio and video).Requirements: eg equipment, software, venue, technical support, websites, downloading, file formats.Broadcast law: eg libel, copyright, Performing Right Society (PRS) 6
  9. 9. .Unit 01 Plan and produce a podcast What you’ve done to show this Portfolio Additional IM/EM signature if page links to sampled number evidenceYou will: Plan a podcastYou can:2.1 Identify a subject for the podcast2.2 Identify an appropriate target audience for the podcast2.3 Write a script for the podcast2.3 Create a timetable or running orderRange:Subject: eg weather reports, charity event, book review, centre event, local interest stories, social event, songs, interviews, diaries, newsletter 7
  10. 10. .Unit 01 Plan and produce a podcast What you’ve done to show this Portfolio Additional IM/EM signature if page links to sampled number evidenceYou will: Be able to record a podcastYou can:3.1 Set up appropriate equipment and software3.2 Set and check recording levels on equipment3.3 Use software and microphone to record the podcast3.4 Edit podcast3.5 Produce a podcast according to the given script3.6 Save podcast in a suitable format 8
  11. 11. .Range:Equipment and software: eg computer, microphone with accessories such as stands, windshields, audio recording softwareRecording levels: should be high enough to avoid noise, but not so high as to introduce clipping distortionEdit podcast: eg using tools built into the software, cut, copy, paste, change volume, and/or further re-arrange recorded materialScript: could be the script from learning outcome 2.3 or one given as a set assignment 9
  12. 12. .Unit 01 Plan and produce a podcast What you’ve done to show this Portfolio Additional IM/EM signature if page links to sampled number evidenceYou will: Be able to publish a podcastYou can:4.1 Upload and publish the saved podcast4.2 Review the final podcastRange:Publish: eg select site, file format, web address; media players (eg mp3, mp4 etc)Review: to include feedback from others; what went well, what didn’t go so well, how could improvements be made, eg in the planning, recording, publishing stages, overall sound quality 10
  13. 13. . Section 3 - Additional informationNCFE is a leading provider of nationally recognised qualifications and is committed to delivering exceptional customer service. We’rebased in Newcastle upon Tyne. If you’d like to know more about us please visit our website at www.ncfe.org.uk.Additional support requirementsNCFE recognises that you might require additional support in order to achieve your qualification. This might be if you’ve a permanentor temporary disability, medical condition or specific learning need.Your Tutor/Assessor will discuss the most appropriate method of support to meet your needs and may need to notify NCFE of thesupport they’re going to give you. This could be facilities to support reading or writing needs, hearing, visual or physical impairment;facilities to support a medical condition or temporary injury; or facilities to support you if your first language isn’t English.For more information your Tutor/Assessor will be able to provide you with a full copy of NCFE’s Reasonable Adjustments and SpecialConsiderations Policy, or you can download it from www.ncfe.org.uk.Appeals or complaintsIf you’ve any queries or problems with your qualification you should first talk to your Tutor/Assessor, the Internal Moderator or anothermember of staff at your centre. If you’ve got a complaint about the way your work has been assessed, or the support you’ve beengiven, use your centre’s own appeals or grievance policy (ask your Tutor/Assessor for a copy).For more information your Tutor/Assessor will be able to provide you with a full copy of NCFE’s Appeals and Enquiries about ResultsPolicy, or you can download it from www.ncfe.org.uk.Malpractice‘Malpractice’ is used to describe something a person does when they intentionally mislead somebody. An example may be copyingsomebody else’s work and passing it off as your own. Whenever we’re notified about a suspected or actual case of malpractice, we‘llwork with the centre to find out if and why malpractice happened and what we can do to sort it out.If your centre suspects you’ve been involved in malpractice, we won’t be able to issue your certificate during the investigation. If weprove that malpractice has happened, you may have part of your assessment disallowed or, in serious cases, your final results maybe void. This means you won’t receive a certificate or, if we’ve already issued you one, we’ll ask that you return it straight away.For more information your Tutor/Assessor will be able to provide you with a full copy of NCFE’s Malpractice Policy, or you candownload it from www.ncfe.org.uk. 11
  14. 14. .About NCFEEnquiriesAny enquiries relating to this qualification should be addressed to:NCFECitygateSt James BoulevardNewcastle upon TyneNE1 4JETel: 0191 239 8000Fax: 0191 239 8001E-mail: artsmediaandpublishing@ncfe.org.ukWebsite: www.ncfe.org.ukEqual OpportunitiesNCFE fully supports the principle of equal opportunities and opposes all unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of ability,age, colour, culture, disability, domestic circumstances, employment status, gender, marital status, nationality, political orientation,racial origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and social background.NCFE aims to ensure that equality of opportunity is promoted and that unlawful or unfair discrimination, whether direct or indirect, iseliminated both in its own employment practices, and in access to its qualifications.You can download a copy of NCFE’s Equal Opportunities Policy from www.ncfe.org.uk.Data ProtectionNCFE is registered under the Data Protection Act and committed to maintaining the highest possible standards when handlingpersonal information.NCFE is a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 1034808) and a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 2896700).All the material in this publication is copyright.© NCFE Issue 1, January 2010All information contained in this publication is correct at the time of printing. 12

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