In 1991, under the direction of founder Norton York, Rockschool created a unique set of products for a brand-new marketplace: recognised, graded qualifications for contemporary musicians. The traditional instruments performing in a rock band were included in the original graded examinations, Electric guitar, Bass guitar and Drums. After the initial success with these instruments, the company has developed syllabi in Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Piano and Keyboards, Ukulele, Contemporary Music Theory and the world’s first Music Production syllabus.
Over recent years the company, based in West London, has developed a full suite of Vocational Qualifications for the creative industries. The qualification suites covering music, performing arts and digital media are delivered in over 500 schools and colleges, principally in the UK. These sit alongside a program of contemporary Performance Arts Awards qualifications, covering distinct disciplines in Musical Theatre, Dance (jazz & street dance) and Acting, and a new suite of first to market Creative Qualifications in Vlogging and Podcasting.
A head office team of 50, and a team of over 150 highly trained and certified global examiners, assessors and moderators help deliver the qualifications across the globe. RSL Awards qualifications are recognised and regulated at the highest level by OFQUAL, SFA, CCEA, Qualifications Wales and the Department for Education, with all successful level 3 (Grades 6–8) exams being awarded UCAS points, bolstering university applications.
Learn more about RSL Awards on their website: https://www.rslawards.com/
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