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.
Tailored Around You, and Your Lifestyle
Complete your Teaching Diploma alongside a busy teaching or gigging schedule, we'll give you up to two years to complete the course.
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.
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.
Designed for all teaching backgrounds
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.
The Teaching Diploma consists of two units:
Unit 1: Music lesson planning and delivery
The first unit is 100% coursework and comprises a portfolio of lesson plans and Home Study Plans, videos of teaching and the demonstration and analysis of a piece.
Unit 2: Assessing and observing teaching practice
The second unit is made up of two exams; one written and one oral. For this unit teaching practices are discussed and learner performances are assessed from video clips. Candidates are required to display thorough knowledge of setting up a small business, Special Educational Needs, health & safety and child protection.
ICMP students have found the Rockschool teaching licentiate useful as preparation for private teaching, teaching peripatetically in schools, classroom teaching, and also as a first step into postgraduate study (PGCE).Paul Scott, Senior Lecturer, ICMP
I learnt a lot through the DipLRSL experience and made me want to explore teaching further. I got accepted in a PgCert program at Trinity Laban University - I would not have applied if I hadn't done the LRSL Teaching Diploma!Marios Magdalinos, DipLRSL (Teach) Level 6 candidate
The personal attention of the examiners and their availability, advice, encouragement and openness was second to none. I LOVED it!Raul Fernandez, Intensive Teaching Diploma course (Level 4)
Dates And Fees
Candidates can enrol on the Teaching Diploma at any time. Learn more.
Fees vary £350 - £495. View all fees.
Get a copy of the Level 4 & Level 6 Teaching Diploma syllabus guide.
Download the Teaching Diploma Entry form. Learn more.