Creative and Performing Arts

Vocational Qualifications Creative and Performing Arts

Our Creative and Performing Arts qualifications are designed to provide a vocationally-relevant education in both performing and non-performing fields, aimed at beginners through to semi-professionals.

With pathways for dancers, actors, musical theatre performers and technicians, these qualifications cover a variety of sectors within the performing arts industry, allowing learners to put their talent at the forefront.


Key Benefits

Choice of Units

The range of optional units are designed to equip learners with a well-rounded understanding of the performing arts industry.

No Written Exams

All assessment is based around practical and/or technical skills and knowledge applicable to roles in the performing arts industry.


With no set works or repertoire restrictions, your learners can study styles and genres they are interested in, generating greater learner engagement.

Fair Assessment

Learners are graded according to where the majority of their grading sits, resulting in holistic, best-fit assessment.


Selected qualifications at Levels 1 & 2 contribute to Progress 8 measures, and Level 3 qualifications carry up to 168 UCAS points.


Pathways and units are not genre-specific, allowing deeper focus on works that engage your learners.

Creative and Performing Arts Syllabus Downloads


Level 1 & 2 Tech Awards in Creative and Performing Arts (Confirmed for 2023 DfE Performance Tables)

Level 2 Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts (Confirmed for DfE Performance Tables)

Level 3 Tech Levels in Creative and Performing Arts (Confirmed for DfE Performance Tables)

Level 1-3 Qualifications in Creative and Performing Arts (Non Performance Tables)

DfE Performance Tables

We have qualifications at Levels 1, 2 and 3 appearing on the Department for Education Performance Tables.

These qualifications contain a practically-focused external assessment as the core element – this is to be taken under controlled conditions to a set brief and within a timeframe set by RSL.

Please note: the Level 2 Diploma is designed for learners aged 16+

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