News 15 June, 2023

What’s new at RSL? Welcome to our upgraded website!

Welcome to the new RSL Awards website!

We’ve upgraded our digital home to support our dedicated communities with the tools and resources they need to create unforgettable teaching and learning experiences.

Our revolutionised digital presence provides a virtual haven where the magic of education meets the infinite possibilities of technology. We are committed to excellence in everything we do, and whilst our qualifications promote teaching creativity and celebrate learner achievement, our improved interface provides an intuitive, accessible, and seamless user experience.

Get ready to explore, create, and be inspired like never before with RSL Awards.


New Navigation

Our navigation has been curated to help you find what you’re looking for easily, without fuss. We want you to discover the power of innovation. This is navigation made easy. For example, if you’re wanting to learn the guitar, you can hop over to our musical instruments menu tab and simply click on “Guitar” to see all available options.

Within these dedicated landing pages you’ll find more information on your chosen instrument and how our materials can support you, options to purchase your books and exams, and our enhanced Teacher Registry to help find a local teacher near you. Not sure which instrument you’re interested in? Browse the menu or head over to the Rockschool or RSL Classical pages and see the array of instruments you can learn.

RSL’s Vocational Qualifications also have a new home, “Schools & Colleges”. For schools, colleges, training providers and international schools, RSL Awards’ complete portfolio of Creative Industries Qualifications are easily searchable and digestible. Use our new qualifications finder to start designing great teaching and learning experiences.


In short, here’s a list of where you can find the key qualifications you’re looking for on the new site:

  • Graded Music Instruments, Rockschool and RSL Classical

  • PAA Graded Examinations in Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. Links to Vocational Performing Arts Qualifications

  • Digital graded assessments including Rockschool Music Production, and Vlogging / Podcasting Creative Qualifications. Links to Vocational Media Qualifications

  • Professional Diplomas, Performance Specialist and Teaching Support qualifications

  • The home of RSL Vocational and Technical qualifications through Levels 1–5

  • Our resource bank to help support your teaching and learning, and further information relating to our qualifications

  • Our brand new e-commerce experience. Purchase grade books, resources and graded music exam entries

New exam entry process

After months of dedication you’ve put into mastering your craft, we want your exam entry process to be as straightforward as possible. With this in mind, we’ve made it simpler to purchase and enter for your exam. This is now done in two easy steps.

  • Step 1: Purchase your exam entry on our online shop
  • Step 2: Complete your exam details via your secure account

Watch the video to see how we’ve made purchasing and entering your exam an even simpler and straightforward process meaning that you can focus on perfecting your performance.


New e-commerce experience

Introducing our new online shop, the new and improved way to purchase. With our streamlined experience, purchasing books, exams, and other resources has never been easier. Whether you prefer digital or hard copy books, our online shop offers a single destination for the many RSL resources available. The new RSL shopping experience allows you to seamlessly shop and access your basket from anywhere on our site and includes a familiar checkout process, ensuring hassle-free transactions every time. Rest assured, our online shop is fully integrated with our secure systems, enabling you to effortlessly manage orders, exam and diploma entries, and more from your tailored secure portal. We’ve made purchasing and managing your purchases simpler, so that you can focus on your teaching or learning.


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New country pages: Tailored experiences, internationally delivered!

We are thrilled to unveil our revamped country pages, designed to provide each candidate in their respective regions with a more personalised and engaging experience. Our commitment to delivering top-quality education and career opportunities remains unwavering, and we believe these updated country pages will further enhance your journey towards success.

Each country features its very own dedicated page, meticulously crafted to showcase the specific qualifications available in that particular region. Whether you dream of becoming a world renowned performer or go into higher education, you can now explore the the qualifications on offer to you in your region.

In our pursuit of ensuring utmost convenience, we have incorporated a dynamic currency feature. This allows you to see the products available to you and in your local currency (where applicable). Accurately plan and budget your educational journey with ease.

Additionally, we understand the value of local support and connections. Our new country pages prominently feature contact details of our esteemed local RSL partners. These dedicated professionals possess an in-depth understanding of the local education landscape, cultural nuances, and admissions processes. Whether you have questions regarding specific programs or need guidance on exam procedures in your territory, these expert individuals are here to offer the assistance you need.

New Techer Registry

The teaching community is at the heart of everything we do. We’re delighted to have released an upgraded version of the RSL Teacher Registry that ensures candidates can find a teacher or institution using RSL publications with ease. The registry’s improved search functionality allows students to locate teachers in their area at the click of a button, or anyone who delivers lessons online. We’ve also implemented the registry on each of our graded music exam pages, making it easier for teachers to showcase the services they provide to potential new students. These new features bring teachers and candidates together quicker and easier, with just a few clicks.

Not only can you advertise your services to thousands of students for free, an RSL Teacher Registry profile gives you access to numerous other benefits including:

  • free teaching resources, grade books and lesson plans
  • free access to the RSL Learning Platform for a year
  • access to partner discounts and promotions

Try it out for yourself below!

    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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    Our products are country specific, please select which country you would like to shop for.

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