Supporting Creative Professionals
Whether you’re an aspiring teacher, musician or performing artist, we recognise your ambition to succeed. You live to create, perform or teach - and the Rockschool Professional Diploma will help get you there!
Rockschool Professional Diplomas equip Creative Industries Professionals with recognition for their practice, whether that’s performance, teaching or creative enterprise. Two levels of award support these qualifications which sit along-side undergraduate degree level of study benchmarked against the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in the UK
Professional Diplomas with a difference.
With 1 year to submit each qualification and a suggested 40 hours input from the candidate, the Rockschool Professional Diplomas offer a flexible route to an accredited qualification.
Enhanced Skill Sets
The Professional Diplomas' optional units aim to develop the skills needed to enhance your competence as a contemporary creative professional. These include but are not limited to; self-care, health and safety and how to write effective business plans.
Customised Specialist Pathways
Each pathway includes an optional unit, giving you the ability to customise your specialist pathway in Teaching, Performing or Creative Enterprise. The units have been designed to develop and recognise excellence in the creative arts.
Focus on establishing yourself as a Creative Professional whilst evidencing your skills through employed work, practical training or alongside other academic study. Diplomas can be studied in preparation for, alongside or instead of an undergraduate degree course. They could also be used to enhance your skill-set in your time following graduation.
The bespoke digital system developed by RSL Awards for this qualification will put the submission of work in your hands. You will be able to upload submissions for units and see your progress against key milestones. Units are supported by exemplar material and supporting texts.
Rockschool qualifications are taken in over 40 countries worldwide. The Professional Diploma qualifications have been designed to equip students for careers in the creative industries, however, they are also regulated qualifications that are benchmarked at undergraduate degree level in the UK. Regulated by Ofqual and with worldwide recognition.
Which Professional Diploma is right for you?
The Professional Diplomas recognise expertise in people who are already working in the creative arts industries. They provide acknowledgement for high level achievement in either performance, teaching, or creative enterprise.
Both Level 4 and Level 6 qualifications can be completed at your own pace and no specific form of training is required. However, it is recommended that you contact a suitable trainer or mentor who will be able to provide you with opportunities for learning and the practical application of skills.
Designed to allow opportunities for flexible progression routes through the choice of optional units, the pathways can be tailored to meet your own specific needs. Whether that’s working within the creative industries or for progression to further training or education.
Level 4 Professional Diploma
The Level 4 Professional Diploma contains assessment outcomes benchmarked against the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in the UK. Learners will need to ensure that they can access the appropriate training or learning opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding required for this level.
Level 4 is generally for new professionals looking for recognition in their practice as they enter the creative industries.
Level 6 Professional Diploma
The Level 6 Professional Diploma contains assessment outcomes benchmarked against the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in the UK. Learners will need to ensure that they can access the appropriate training or learning opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding required for this level.
Level 6 is typically for experienced professionals looking to enhance their career through the recognition of their current professional practice.
Get a copy of the Level 4 syllabus: Level 4 Syllabus (2.0MB, .pdf)
Get a copy of the Level 6 syllabus: Level 6 Syllabus (5.0MB, .pdf)
Dates & Fees
There are no set dates for Professional Diplomas. You can enter anytime. You have one year to complete your Professional Diploma.Date and Fees
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