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RockSchool Music Practitioners Award


This is a bespoke music qualification accredited by Rockschool, the UK’s only popular music awarding body. The qualification is industry and university recognized and assessment is based on course work (units) rather than exams.

The Rock School Music Practitioner Level 3 Award is taught as a ONE year course and is designed for musicians who have some experience of performance and/or recording work. It provides a firm foundation in the basics of popular music including instrumental and performance skills, recording and production.

What does the course consist of?

Students study ONE core unit of Live Music Performance (359) and THREE units from the following list:

  • Instrumental Study (385)
  • Understanding Musical Styles (316)
  • Music Promotion (344)

At the heart of the course is the opportunity to create and refine your music with other musicians. To help you create your music you will take part in skills development sessions and workshops in instrumental skills/musicianship, rehearsals and performance, playing gigs and recording your music in the studio is the end result of all your hard work.


There are three bands of assessment: Pass, Merit and Distinction for each unit and for the whole qualification.

What could I go on to do after the course?

The RockSchool Level 3 Award is designed to provide vocationally relevant training in popular music which will allow students to develop the skills necessary for progress into the industry or to a higher level of study.