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If you're aged 18 or over and you're an experienced and skilled musician, Rockschool Teaching and Performance Diplomas will arm you with the necessary qualifications to prove yourself as a qualified instrument teacher or professional musician.


Rockschool offer four University-level Diplomas in teaching and performance. Kick-start your career or expand your existing credentials - Rockschool Diplomas are tailored to meet the practical needs of the established musician.

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Teaching Diploma (Level 4 & 6)

Become a qualified instrumental teacher

Designed as a qualification leading directly to a career in instrumental music teaching, the Rockschool Teaching Diploma is focussed on the practical application of a variety of teaching methods.

  • Professional teaching qualification - gateway to PGCE or Open University degrees
  • Full portfolio of lesson plans – perfect for taking to job interviews and training days
  • Practical focus - only two external exams, at a centre local to you
  • Varied teaching backgrounds - applicable to individual and group teaching
  • Professional recognition - DipRSL or LRSL letters after your name
  • Distance learning - complete alongside a busy teaching or gigging schedule

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Performance Diploma (Level 4 & 6)

Elevate yourself above the competition

A Rockschool Performance Diploma will arm you with the skills required to become a professional musician. Build a programme through repertoire of your choice, suiting your own playing style and showing off your best skills and techniques.

  • Tailored to you – design your own performance programme to suit your playing style and musical tastes
  • Performance focussed – just one external exam when you're ready, at a centre local to you
  • Key industry skills – focus on professional promotion, public liability, contracts and health and safety, preparing you for a career in the music industry
  • Ideal for entry into higher education – elevate yourself above the competition when applying for university places
  • Distance learning - complete alongside a busy teaching or gigging schedule

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