Music Practitioners

Vocational Qualifications Music Practitioners

Our Music Practitioners qualifications are designed to provide a vocationally-relevant education in contemporary music, aimed at beginners through to semi-professionals.

Whether your learners are aspiring performers, composers, entrepreneurs or a combination of all of these – give them the opportunity to apply their creativity in a practically-focused setting.

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Key Benefits

Choice of Units

The specifications are designed for creation of a well-rounded course, encompassing a range of subject areas within the industry, whilst also allowing for deeper focus on particular areas of strength or interest.

No Written Exams

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


With no set works or repertoire restrictions, your learners can study 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 or instrument-specific, allowing learners to focus on repertoire and artists they are interested in.

Music Practitioners Syllabus Downloads


Level 1 & 2 Tech Awards for Music Practitioners (Confirmed for 2023 DfE Performance Tables)

Level 3 Tech Levels for Music Practitioners (Confirmed for DfE Performance Tables)

Level 1-3 Qualifications for Music Practitioners (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.

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