RSL Level 2 Extended Certificate for Music Practitioners  

Pathway: Performance  

Course duration: Full time 6 months, 1 year part time

Start dates full-time:  Jan, and  Sept

Assessment Criteria: Pass/Merit/Distinction

Awarding Organisation: Rockschool  

Regulated by: OFQUAL (601/7991/0)

Mode of Study: Distance Learning/Online

Progression:  RSL Level 3 Diploma for Music Practitioners 

About the course

This qualification aims to offer practical structured learning with the flexibility to specialise in different disciplines directly relevant to further education and employment in the music industry. We offer Music Performance pathway.  


Course Modules

  • 231 Live Music Performance [Internal Core]

  • 230 Music Rehearsal Skills [Optional]

  • 233 Auditioning for Music [Optional]

Entry Requirements

  • 14 years or over, minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above or a pass in a level 1 qualification and an ability to demonstrate a clear enthusiasm for music.

  • For International students, equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered along with an IELTS score of 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in each skill), or equivalent. 




Assessment will be ongoing through assignments set throughout the year. You will be creating assignment evidence in written work, presentations etc. You will also be assessed in rehearsal and development, recording and performing. Your creative and investigative work throughout will be assessed.

Progression Opportunities


On successful completion of this study programme, you can progress onto the level 3 Diploma in either Music Performance or Music Technology.