RSL PQA Partnership

RSL Awards partners with... Pauline Quirke Academy

RSL Awards is delighted to have partnered with Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) to provide PQA students with the opportunity to gain performing arts qualifications.

RSL was founded on an ethos to provide innovative, contemporary qualifications for the Creative Industries. We pride ourselves on delivering the most academically rigorous, industry-relevant qualifications designed to support aspiring artists, educators and teaching establishments – wherever they may be.

The RSL PQA partnership sees the launch of two new unregulated qualifications; RSL PQA Stage & Screen Awards from Grades 1–5 and RSL PQA Collaborative Production Awards at Grades 6-8.

Why RSL PQA Qualifications?

Education Excellence

With a reputation for excellence, RSL is committed to providing high quality education and training through its syllabuses, examinations, music and resources. RSL advocates an open access approach to qualifications, providing a range of syllabuses, designed to accommodate a wide variety of candidates of different ages, experience and levels of achievement.

Shared Ethos

The ethos of PQA is “Be Yourself, Be Amazing”. PQA is more than just an opportunity for young people to learn about the performing and creative arts, it is a community where students and staff flourish in a safe and supportive environment and a place where young people learn how to live their authentic lives.


RSL PQA Awards provide a flexible progression route for students. They are a positive means of determining progress, and enable students to develop the necessary techniques to progress to higher grades, and from there to HE courses in Drama, Musical Theatre or Film/TV. In addition, the skills learnt and developed through studying for a PQA Stage & Screen Award can have a hugely positive impact on a student’s future life and career, as a result of improved communication and presentation skills, and increased confidence.

Supporting Documentation, Teaching Support & Submissions Info

Please hit the button below to access all the RSL PQA syllabus specifications and teaching support documentation. You will also be able to submit your results for the Stage & Screen and Collaborative Production Awards.

To access this page and download the documentation you will need to enter the password given to you by PQA Headquarters!


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