Vocational Qualifications

Delivering VQ outside of the UK

With proven success in breathing life back into departments and increasing uptake of Creative Arts subject areas, RSL’s Vocational Qualifications in music, performing arts and media are so well-suited to a range of learners in a variety of different settings.

We are often told by teachers of creative subjects that the more traditional qualifications are very focused on theory, writing and research. Though these are, of course, important parts of learning any subject, the building of practical and creative skills that are so integral to the Creative Arts often wrongly take a back-seat.


Deliver Qualifications Your Way!

Our Creative Industries qualifications will be perfect if you are…

VQ Vocational Qualifications Academic

Currently running an IGCSE or A Level in Music, Performing Arts or Digital Media and looking for an alternative qualification

VQ Vocational Qualifications Check Mark

Running an International Baccalaureate programme and looking to enhance it with an additional creative qualification

VQ Vocational Qualifications Slice Niche

Looking to widen your learners’ skills and experience with an extra-curricular creative qualification

Why VQ?

VQ Vocational Qualifications Choices

Flexible Delivery

Practical, industry relevant and flexible. The flexibility of delivery is designed to allow you to build the perfect qualification for you and your learners, whilst retaining structure through selected core and optional units – many of which can be taught remotely if necessary.

VQ Vocational Qualifications Repertoire

Practical Skills

Assessment is based around practical and/or technical skills, and knowledge applicable to roles in the relevant qualification’s industry. Generally, there are no set works or repertoire restrictions allowing your learners to study what they are actually interested in, generating greater engagement.

VQ Vocational Qualifications Group Support

Dedicated Support

Each delivery centre is allocated a dedicated External Quality Assurer (EQA) – they will support the centre throughout delivery, approving assessment & IV plans, assignment briefs, and externally verifying samples of learner evidence prior to certification of the qualification.

UCAS Points

RSL Awards’ Vocational Qualifications aid progression into Higher Education. We have a huge range of qualifications at Level 3 that carry UCAS Points. Click the button below to see the allocation of UCAS Points per qualification size and suite.

VQ Vocational Qualifications Academic

Available Qualifications

Please flick through the tabs to see our qualification suites from Levels 1–5 in your chosen subject area…

Creative Music Industry | Level 1–3

A Creative Music Industry qualification will give your learners the professional knowledge and skills needed for a career in music. Build the most industry relevant qualification on the market that reflects innovation in the current music industry.

Creative and Performing Arts | Level 1–3

With units for dancers, actors, musical theatre performers and technicians, these qualifications cover a variety of sectors within the performing arts industry, allowing learners to put their talent at the forefront.

Creative Digital Media | Level 1–3

A suite of qualifications designed in collaboration with industry specialists to meet the needs of today’s digital media sector, including pathways in Interactive Digital Media, Game Design and Social Media.

Creative Industries Practitioners | Level 3–5

The unifying element of work within the modern creative industries is the expectation for practitioners to undertake a portfolio career. The Creative Industries Practitioners qualifications have been designed as such to adapt to any areas of the creative industries, be that Music, Performing Arts, Digital Media, or Business.

How Do I Start Delivering Vocational Qualifications?

Whether you want to deliver RSL’s Vocational Qualifications in music, performing arts or media, simply download the relevant syllabus documentation for your chosen qualification and work out which qualification size you would like to offer. You can then start the centre approval process documented below.

Changing Awarding Organisations

Moving over to RSL Awards Vocational Qualifications is easy! Just follow these three simple steps…

1. Submit a preliminary application form.

This is found here. Once you have submitted this, our team will be in touch with some login credentials for our website, along with details of the next step.

2. Prepare your full centre approval application for submission.

Our centre approval application pack details all supporting documents that need to be included, along with a guidance document for completing the form itself.

3. Approval complete!

If the application is complete our team will be in touch to inform you of your new status as an approved RSL Awards delivery centre!

VQ Vocational Qualifications Accessibility

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