From setting up monitors at a local gig venue to rigging lights at the biggest festivals, being the point of contact at a corporate conference to being front of house in the West End, skilled practitioners are required for a huge number of live event scenarios and are in high-demand.

A live performance only happens because of the dedication of promoters, stage managers, sound engineers, photographers, and many more. With the Live Events pathway of our Creative Music Industry Vocational Qualification suite (Levels 1-3), your learners can master the craft of hosting live events, so they can be the stars of the show even when they’re offstage.

Thanks to the hundreds of units on offer, you can build the ultimate course for your learners. They will organise and run their own events, learn about event promotion and management whilst developing their technical stage management and event management skills. Not only will they work collaboratively as part of a team, learners will understand contextual issues relating to live events and the music industry.

If you’re a teacher, head of department, curriculum manager, principal, or you have a cohort of learners looking to succeed in the Creative Industries, RSL Awards’ flexible and industry relevant Vocational Qualifications are tailor made for you to deliver at your centre! Download the syllabus below to see how you can build the perfect qualification for your students…

Download the Creative Music Industry Syllabus

Select Creative Music Industry Live Events Pathway Unit Examples

Please download the syllabus specification for the full range of core and optional units.

Unit example: Managing a Music Event

This unit will develop learners’ ability to stage a musical event or series of musical events (tour). By evaluating the process involved in staging a musical event and applying the required skills to an area of their own interest, learners will develop strategies for event management and promotion in a variety of areas.

Unit Example: Live Streaming

The popularity of live streaming has grown steadily in recent years, and it increased exponentially in the early months of 2020 — with services like Twitch seeing people watch over 1 billion hours of content in a single month. This event will develop learners’ ability to create content and stream it live to an audience. Learners will evaluate their product and establish its place in the market — selecting appropriate streaming platforms and media channels, creating original content, and promoting their live stream to its target audience. Learners will also develop skills in communicating with an audience in real time.

Unit Example: Live Sound Engineering (Front of House)

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with a live sound, front of house PA scenario: setting up, sound checking and mixing for live performances at a specific event. The purpose of the unit is to develop learners’ skills in using FOH systems, focusing on the planning, technical aspects, timeframe and communicational skills involved in musical events and performances.

Unit Example: Live Sound Engineering (Monitors)

The technical requirements of setting up a monitor system for performance may involve an understanding of similar skills to those in a rehearsal situation or in a recording studio, but there are different pressures and a different environment to consider. The pressures of setting up the monitors for the musicians are also different to balancing the sound for audience through the front of house PA, as poor monitoring can affect the acts’ performances and different mixes may be required in different monitors.

Unit Example: Live Event Lighting

The atmosphere at a live performance can be driven by the combination of music and lights. Lighting can be used as a central, spectacular feature of big shows, such those by Pink Floyd, Muse or Rihanna, or it can be used to enhance the music and mood in a subtler way or draw the audience’s attention to a particular performer on stage.

Unit example: Managing a Music Event

This unit will develop learners’ ability to stage a musical event or series of musical events (tour). By evaluating the process involved in staging a musical event and applying the required skills to an area of their own interest, learners will develop strategies for event management and promotion in a variety of areas.

What careers can a Live Events qualification lead to?

  • Sound Technician
  • Lighting Technician
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Roadie
  • Rigger
  • Sound Engineer
  • Event Manager
  • Tour Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Stage Manager
  • Instrument Technician
  • Studio Technician
  • Promoter

Switching to VQ

Moving over to RSL Awards Vocational Qualifications is easy and can be completed in three simple steps...

1. Submit a preliminary application form.
2. Prepare your full centre approval application for submission.
3. Approval complete!

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Creative Music industry in the Spotlight

In this video, we show how RSL's flexible Vocational Qualifications allow New College Swindon's students achieve their own personal goals or ambitions, whether that's higher education or going straight into the creative industries. We also delve into the wider support RSL offers all delivery centres and the guidance provided by our EQAs (External Quality Assurers).

New College Swindon are committed to providing students with the best teaching and learning, facilities, enrichment, development opportunities and guidance support. The team have tailored their Level 2 & 3 Music Production courses to maximise their students’ future transferrable skills, with sequencing, recording, mixing and composition at the core of what they do. However, should it be demanded, they add in Live Event modules to satisfy their learners’ needs.

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