RSL Awards teams up with Marshall Amplification and the Music Learning Collective to launch new instrument tuition and music learning platform.

British amplifier giant Marshall Amplification has joined forces with Music Learning Collective to create a unique online educational platform. For those starting out in their music journey or wanting to develop their skills further, MLC powered by Marshall offers vocational qualifications, diplomas and instrument accreditation.

Launching with RSL accredited grades 1 - 8 for electric guitar, drums and Music Production and an aggressive growth roadmap, the platform offers a supportive and inclusive learning environment that's tailored to work for the student.


RSL Awards

Accepted by colleges and universities worldwide, RSL Awards is the leading awarding organisation for the Contemporary Creative Industries Qualifications across Music, Performing Arts and Creative Media.

Working with pioneering providers of industry focused Creative Industries training such as BIMM, The Brit School, Access Creative College & Stagecoach, RSL Awards’ qualifications are recognised by the Department for Education and Ofqual, and designed to engage students and prepare them for them for a career on the Contemporary Creative Arts.

In 1991 Rockschool created a unique set of products for a brand-new marketplace: recognised, graded qualifications for contemporary musicians. The traditional instruments performing in a rock band were included in the original graded examinations, Electric guitar, Bass guitar and Drums. After the initial success with these instruments, the company developed syllabi in Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Piano and Keyboards, Ukulele, Contemporary Music Theory and recently, the world's first Music Production syllabus.

Music Learning Collective

Since opening their doors in 2007, the Music Learning Collective (MLC) have helped thousands of people to realise their musical ambitions throughout the UK, France, Italy and beyond. As a centre of excellence, their student-centred approach supports creative and individual growth to enable each and every student to unleash their potential, regardless of age and ability. Their connections and affiliations with industry leading organisations creates pathways to further and higher education, alongside professional performance opportunities throughout the year, all guided by their team of expert and highly-qualified teachers.


Marshall Amplification has a vibrant and dynamic history within the music industry and is celebrated by some of the greatest artists in the world. Catapulted from humble beginnings in Hanwell, London, Marshall is now a global brand achieving manufacturing excellence. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of the business and every product they create. With 60 years of music experience, Marshall continue to push the boundaries of possibility for the musicians of the future.

Commenting on the launch Marshall Amplification Managing Director, Jonathan Ellery states:

"Marshall’s ethos is about supporting grassroots musicians and the music industry both now and in the future. That’s exactly what this platform is designed to do. With 60 years of knowledge in the industry, we are proud to be part of something that offers people at different stages of their lives an accessible way to become a musician or music professional."

Paul Hose, Founder and CEO of MLC continues:

"This platform is designed to build a bridge between education and the industry, it’s designed around making a career in music accessible. Linking with some major industry partners and developing a global education platform will be a complete first. The response so far has been incredible too. We’ve seen the community cheer on players as they progress and encourage them when it’s needed too."

Suzanne Harlow, CEO of RSL Awards says:

"We’re delighted to partner with MLC and Marshall in this ground breaking project, which will broaden the reach of contemporary music education and enable industry leading collaboration"

Rockschool graded music exams

For further information on Music Learning Collective powered by Marshall please contact: Alistair Platt, Director of Business Development –