RSL Music (Performance)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


RSL Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners - equivalent to 1.5 A Levels

This course is a highly practical course and focuses on Music Performance and recognition of achievement through practical musical skills, as well as theory/written work. Students will be expected to take part in performances outside of lessons including coffee mornings/ open mic nights and this will help them complete their units.    


Learners apply a range of key skills, knowledge and understanding and work independently in preparation for employment/further study. This course runs side-by-side the Music Technology course, with 2 common units.

Units covered include:

  • Planning for a Career in Music (Internal core Unit)
  • Rehearsal Skills & Live Music (EXTERNAL Core)
  • Music Event Management
  • Improving Instrumental
  • Performance Auditioning for Music

Some transferable skills developed in this course include: cognitive and problem-solving skills, intrapersonal skills, interpersonal skills

How will it be delivered?

1 Externally Assessed Unit

5 Internally Assessed/Externally Moderated Units

The external assessment is a practical exam, completed in school over several weeks, however this must be passed in order to be awarded the qualification.

Units are awarded Pass, Merit or Distinction against given criteria.

Entry requirements

GCSE Music/ Performing Arts or equivalent BTEC

or demonstration of performance ability on a chosen instrument (including voice)

Your next steps...

Songwriter/ Recording Artist/ Performer, Session Musician; Promotion/ Management/ Artist Support Service; Promotion & Organisation

Higher Education courses such as university, Higher Level apprenticeships…