Creative Digital  Qualifications

As one of the world’s leading awarding bodies, we continuously strive to ensure our qualifications evolve to reflect new assessment methods and technologies.

Innovative Qualifications in Group Performance and Multimedia

Creative Qualifications are changing the landscape of graded examinations. As one of the world’s leading awarding bodies, we continuously strive to ensure our qualifications evolve to reflect new technologies. With 100% online assessment through portfolio submission, Creative Qualifications recognise achievements for a new generation of creative professionals in order to reflect the jobs of the 21st Century.

CQ Vlogging


RSL Awards’ syllabus is the first regulated and benchmarked vlogging qualification. Enhance your technical skills, editing expertise, and storytelling prowess. Get ready to become a vlogging master!

CQ Podcasting


Tell your story, inspire debate or share revolutionary ideas, whilst progressively learning how to capture, edit and creatively treat audio to a professional standard with Creative Qualifications: Podcasting.

CQ Group Performance

Group Performance

RSL Group Performance is an unregulated qualification suite recognising group performance in either Music or Movement and Dance. These qualifications promote performance and communication skills and facilitate the assessment of any style, genre or ensemble.

CQ music production volume

Music Production

On completion of a Music Production grade, every candidate will own a wealth of technical, practical and theoretical knowledge that they can apply to real-world scenarios – whether it’s in audio production, electronic music production, mixing, editing, mastering or sound for media.

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Shop the Music Production digital books

The Music Production grade books contain everything you need to pass your graded exam in one essential book.

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Digital Files

For the RSL shop we’ve chosen the most widely used media for ease of use and flexibility when transferring across different devices.

Every complete digital book (e.g. Electric Guitar Grade 1) includes:

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

Download Limits

We know downloading digital content can be frustrating at times which is why we’ve given you multiple chances to download your audio and sheet music.

Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

3. Digital Download + E-Book Access

The RSL e-books, utilising Learning Platform technology powered by MatchMySound, are the ultimate practise tool, giving you the ability to master your instrument like never before.

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