With proven success in breathing life back into departments and increasing uptake of Creative Arts subject areas, RSL's Vocational Qualifications in music, performing arts and media are so well-suited to a range of learners in a variety of different settings.
We are often told by teachers of creative subjects that the more traditional qualifications are very focused on theory, writing and research. Though these are, of course, important parts of learning any subject, the building of practical and creative skills that are so integral to the Creative Arts often wrongly take a back-seat.
Whether you are:
…these qualifications could be perfect for you!
With significant UCAS points available at Level 3, progression opportunities are widened for learners with these qualifications under their belt.
A Creative Music Industry qualification will give your learners the professional knowledge and skills needed for a career in music. Build the most industry relevant qualification on the market that reflects innovation in the current music industry.
With units 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.
A suite of qualifications designed in collaboration with industry specialists to meet the needs of today’s digital media sector, including pathways in Interactive Digital Media, Game Design and Social Media.
The unifying element of work within the modern creative industries is the expectation for practitioners to undertake a portfolio career. The Creative Industries Practitioners qualifications have been designed as such to adapt to any areas of the creative industries, be that Music, Performing Arts, Digital Media, or Business.
“I have been delivering the Level 3 RSL CAPA and MUSPRA courses for 9 years now. Initially I started delivering it alongside Music and Drama A Level as a more vocational option for students with a view to preparing them more accordingly for an industry in the arts. I found that, as interesting as Music and Drama A Level were, I was gaining feedback from my alumni that they didn't feel practically prepared for a role in industry. This led to my research into alternative courses and delivery centres. Through my research, I found that RSL offered the most varied unit choices and most importantly were at the end of a phone or email and responded immediately.
4 years ago, I moved to Dubai to teach in a British school, and I was keen to continue delivering RSL's MUSPRA & CAPA courses at Level 3. I contacted the team, and they made the journey over to the UAE to visit me in person to support me in setting up internationally and continuing in the delivery of both courses.
The courses have proven to be popular and the cohort keeps expanding year on year. My GCSE Music and Drama students enjoy the step up from a more theoretical course to a flexible and mostly practical Level 3 course that allows them to create a bespoke programme of study that suits their individual talents and interests. I find the courses to be highly inclusive and the assignment briefs are tailored to suit every type of learner at all levels.
What I have enjoyed the most over the 9 years of delivering the RSL Level 3 courses is the relationship I have developed with the team. My first moderator remained with me for the first 8 years of delivery and he was approachable, fair and most importantly contactable! This not only helped with my transition from the UK to the UAE, but really sets RSL apart from other organisations I have worked with. Communication is outstanding on their part and I will continue working with RSL for as long as teach.”
Practical, industry relevant and flexible. The flexibility of delivery is designed to allow you to build the perfect qualification for you and your learners, whilst retaining structure through selected core and optional units – many of which can be taught remotely if necessary.
Assessment is based around practical and/or technical skills, and knowledge applicable to roles in the relevant qualification’s industry. Generally, there are no set works or repertoire restrictions allowing your learners to study what they are actually interested in, generating greater engagement.
Each delivery centre is allocated a dedicated External Quality Assurer (EQA) - they will support the centre throughout delivery, approving assessment & IV plans, assignment briefs, and externally verifying samples of learner evidence prior to certification of the qualification.