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Teaching Diploma

Become a Qualified Instrumental Teacher

Rockschool's Teaching Diploma is a comprehensive, practical and industry-relevant music teaching qualification designed to equip you for peripatetic instrumental teaching. Focusing on teaching from a hands-on perspective, the course uses practical demonstrations and covers academic and sector-specific knowledge.

Rockschool Diplomas are fully accredited, and offered at Level 4 and Level 6.


Tailor to your Life

Complete your Teaching Diploma alongside a busy teaching or gigging schedule, we'll give you up to two years to complete the course.

Practically Focus

Rockschool's Teaching Diplomas are focused around the practical application of your teaching knowledge. You'll have to submit coursework and sit two external exams, at a centre local to you.

Professional Recognition

Once you've completed a Teaching Diploma with Rockschool, you'll have the option to include DipRSL (Level 4) or LRSL (Level 6) letters after your name depending on the level you take.

University Level Qualification

Both the Level 4 and Level 6 Teaching Diploma are quality equivalent to the first (L4) and last year (L6) of a BA Degree.

Suitable for all Teaching

Our Teaching Diplomas are applicable to both individual and group teaching, whatever your teaching background, the Rockschool Teaching Diploma will deliver.

Lesson Plan Portfolio

At the end of the course you'll have a professional portfolio of lesson plans, ideal for taking to job interviews or using directly with your students.

Download the Teaching Diploma Syllabus

Level 4 Teaching Diploma Syllabus

Level 4 Teaching Diploma Syllabus

DipRSL Candidate Handbook

DipRSL Candidate Handbook

LRSL Candidate handbook

LRSL Candidate handbook

Level 6 Teaching Diploma Syllabus

Level 6 Teaching Diploma Syllabus

Dates & Fees

Candidates can enrol on the Teaching Diploma at any time.


Level 4 £350.00

Level 6 £495.00

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