News 01 October, 2023

RSL Awards launches Teacher Training from RSL Academy

RSL Awards launches “RSL Academy” with the first four progressive stages of teacher training, and announces class leading Awarding Organisation Committee.

RSL Awards is proud to announce the development of teacher training and CPD to support the thousands of teachers and institutions that form our unique world-wide network. Today, we launch the RSL Academy with the first four progressive stages of teacher training. Staff who have developed the material and run the training are drawn from our extensive network of creative professionals and are an international team of experts, led by our Director of Product and Marketing, Nathan Theodoulou.

Our vision at RSL is to help teachers across the world to deliver truly rewarding learning and teaching in the subjects that they love.

“We all remember our favourite teachers. They inspired us, changed the way we thought about things and gave us confidence in learning and applying new skills. At RSL we have great products, now we want to help teachers even more! We have developed practical and engaging courses that will be delivered across the world, in local languages, supporting teachers on their journey to becoming outstanding educators in the creative arts.”  Nathan Theodoulou, Director of Product and Marketing


To ensure the integrity of our regulated examinations and assessments, staff and contractors involved with the academy are separate from our Awarding Organisation and have no access to any elements of the awarding cycle. There is an internal memorandum of understanding that outlines how staff involved in the academy can operate. Staff, examiners, and assessors involved in awarding work separately from the Academy and play no part in overseeing content or endorsement. We value the independence of our regulated awarding so much that we want to have complete transparency regarding this important part of what we do.

Our second announcement is our class leading Awarding Organisation Committee. It is our commitment to ensure that the awarding we do is of the highest possible calibre, and to support this we have appointed three external world leaders in regulated assessments to sit on our Awarding Organisation Committee and analyse, advise, and ensure best practice within our regulated activity. Assembled by our Director of Awarding, Dr Fern-Chantèle Carter, these independent professionals will have full access to all of our regulated work and create reports that directly inform our governing body.

“The introduction of the Awarding Organisation Committee will encourage good Governance for the Awarding Organisation and set out the principles of how we govern ourselves to ensure that we are compliant with the regulatory authorities. This committee will help foster a culture of critical feedback on policy and practice. Our Board recognises that the committee will be instrumental in future-proofing the Awarding Body against risks to progression and succession. This Committee will constructively challenge us in a way that leads to positive outcomes for everyone involved.”  Dr Fern-Chantèle Carter, Director of Awarding


The Awarding Organisation Committee will meet twice a year.

Our organisation is unique, as are the challenges that we face. Building the pillars that support our communities is crucial and these new initiatives will ensure that RSL keeps our key values at the heart of everything we do.Tim Bennett-Hart, CEO


RSL Academy presents... Teacher Training

RSL Academy is delighted to offer Continued Professional Development with our new Teacher Training initiative! Whether you’re just starting on your teaching journey, looking to advance your skillset, or you’re looking for recognition of your professional practice, we have the solution for you.

The Teacher Training programme, presented by RSL Academy, provides you with a systematic approach to advance your teaching practices by developing ideas, fostering a teaching community, and creating a positive impact in the sector.

RSL Academy presents... Teacher Training

    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 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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