What’s On The MAP? RSL Awards Launch Innovative New Website

31.07.2023: UK Music takes a closer look at the exciting new website from our Music Academic Partnership members, RSL Awards.

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31.07.2023: UK Music takes a closer look at the exciting new website from our Music Academic Partnership members, RSL Awards.

RSL Awards is a global provider of qualifications in the creative and performing arts and they have upgraded their website to support their dedicated communities with the tools and resources they need to create unforgettable teaching and learning experiences.

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. Expanding this work, the Rockschool syllabuses now cover a large number of contemporary instruments, whilst classical music genres are celebrated in the RSL Classical syllabus.

Additionally, RSL Awards has developed a full suite of Vocational Qualifications (VQ) for the creative industries. The qualification suites covering music, performing arts and digital media are delivered in over 500 schools and colleges, giving students access to innovative subject areas that lead to qualifications equivalent to GCSEs, A-Levels, and UK Higher Education.

These sit alongside a programme of contemporary Performance Arts Awards qualifications (PAA) and Creative Qualifications (CQ).

A team of over 150 highly trained and certified global examiners, assessors and moderators help
deliver 100,000 qualifications across 50 territories annually.

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 (including Grades 6–8) exams being awarded UCAS points, bolstering university applications.

With a complete re-design, new UX, and a fresh approach to e-commerce, the new website has been built around an ethos of supporting teachers and students.

There is bespoke artwork featuring students from RSL Awards’ partners and acquaintances BIMM Institute (Birmingham), Performers Preparation Academy, and Platinum Academy of Performing Arts.

RSL Awards CEO, Tim Bennett-Hart said: “This is an amazing step forward for RSL Awards. Our teams have worked tirelessly to build a platform to support teachers and students across the globe. RSL’s digital presence is more accessible and intuitive than ever, whilst our enhanced e-commerce platform provides an upgraded yet familiar shopping experience. What’s even better is that this is just the start!”

Alumni of RSL Awards qualifications include superstar names like Ed Sheeran and Jess Glynne, but also many creative professionals who have been able to transfer their passion into careers.

Head over to the RSL Awards website to explore now:

For further information on all our MAP partners see Music Academic Partnership: MAP – UK Music

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