RSL Music Performance/Technology

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?

Code RSL Mu
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

These courses allows students to choose a pathway in Music (Music Performance or Music Technology) and focuses on recognition of achievement through practical musical skills, and production skills.  

Students will be expected to organise and take part in events 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 Performance course, with 2 common units.  

Common units covered include:

  • 353 Music Event Management
  • 349 Planning For A Career In Music

Performance units include:

  • 385 Improving Instrumental Performance
  • 365 Auditioning for Music
  • 387 Rehearsal Skills and Live Music - externally assessed

Technology units include:

  • 366 Music Sequencing and Production
  • 372 Studio Audio Mastering
  • 326 Understanding Recording Studio Design
  • 388 Live Sound Recording and Sound - externally assessed

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

How will it be delivered?

1 Externally Assessed Unit 

5 Internally Assessed/Externally Moderated Units

Entry requirements

Grade 4+ in 5 GCSEs

BTEC Music/Performing Arts or equivalent

Demonstration of Technical Studio Skills, Live Sound, Sequencing and Recording Techniques 

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