Vocational Qualifications

Performance Tables

At RSL Awards, we’re proud of our pioneering, industry relevant, flexible qualifications. We also understand the need for our qualifications to be recognised by the Department for Education. We currently have qualifications on the DfE Performance Tables at Level 3 in both Music and Performing Arts.

  • Performance Tables are intended to give information on pupil achievement in Schools and Colleges in England and Wales. They allow institutions to be compared based on the success of their students when undertaking qualifications deemed by the Department for Education to be of high value.

  • Each qualification the Department for Education deems to adhere to the requirements set out in their technical guidance is given a value and schools are given scores based on the number of their students achieving qualifications of value.

Which RSL qualifications appear on Performance Tables?

RSL has had a number of qualifications which appear on performance tables for many years. As the Department for Education have undertaken significant reforms of what can be included on the tables RSL has moved to redesign some of its vocational qualifications to fit with the reforms whilst ensuring its qualifications remain industry relevant and practical in nature.

Technical Certificates (Level 2 Vocational Qualifications for learners aged 16+)

  • 601/7681/7 RSL Level 2 Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts

Tech Levels (Level 3 Qualifications for learners aged 16+)

  • 601/7682/9 RSL Level 3 Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts
  • 601/7683/0 RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts
  • 601/7691/X RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners
  • 601/7693/3 RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners

Full syllabus Information

All specifications for our Performance Tables and Non-Performance Tables qualifications can be downloaded from the relevant qualifications page.

Digital Files

For the RSL shop we’ve chosen the most widely used media for ease of use and flexibility when transferring across different devices.

Every complete digital book (e.g. Electric Guitar Grade 1) includes:

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

Download Limits

We know downloading digital content can be frustrating at times which is why we’ve given you multiple chances to download your audio and sheet music.

Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via www.musicroom.com. The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

3. Digital Download + E-Book Access

The RSL e-books, utilising Learning Platform technology powered by MatchMySound, are the ultimate practise tool, giving you the ability to master your instrument like never before.

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