RSL Rockschool Level 4 Teacher Training Diploma

the course

Our teacher training programme consists of three core units. Understanding Learning, Planning Facilitating and Evaluating Learning and Inclusive Learning


Inspirational teaching also requires the ability to plan and facilitate. Utilising a blended learning approach ensures students engage with inspiring and motivating lessons.

Key Features

Music Teaching

This programme is perfect for the professional that would like to develop skills, knowledge and understanding within music education. The final qualification provides recognition for high level achievement in teaching music education.


Remote Learning

Our programme is delivered remotely. This means you can fit the course around your own time schedule.

Through the use of a variety of digital resources our teachers and coaches will offer this programme virtually via video link


This course is designed to facilitate a music teachers current needs for either working within music education or to progress to further training or education.

Self Study

With 1 year to submit each qualification and a suggested 40 hours input from the candidate, the RSL Professional Diplomas offer a flexible route to an accredited qualification. Our programme will help guide you through step by step every unit to help prepare you for your qualification

Enhanced Skill Sets

This programmes aim is to help you develop the skills needed to enhance your competence as a music educator. These include but are not limited to; Lesson planning, how to create motivational and captivating lessons, understanding the serious stuff such as Safeguarding.

A specialist Pathway

This programme specifically follows the L4 Teaching Qualification. There are 3 core units and then an additional optional unit which we advise to be self accessment.  The units we will take you through have been designed to develop and recognise excellence in the music education.

Career Progression

This programme will help you focus on establishing yourself as a Music Educator 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.

Online Submission

Our programme will enable all work to be submitted online. This will help you build your portfolio all in one place. As you end your programme you will have all work ready to be uploaded on the RSL platform in preparation for your final assessments.

Internationally Recognised.

Our Programme has been prepared specifically to help you through understanding the final qualification offered by RSL. 

This Professional Diploma qualification has been designed to equip educators for careers in music education, however, they are also regulated qualifications that are benchmarked at undergraduate degree level in the UK. Regulated by Ofqual and with worldwide recognition.

What will I learn?

Understanding Learning

Learning with understanding is facilitated when new and existing knowledge is structured around the major concepts and principles of the discipline. Learners use what they already know to construct new understandings.

Planning Facilitating and Evaluating Learning


The practice or policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those having physical or mental disabilities or belonging to other minority groups.

Working musician to working tutor

COVID19 has had a huge impact on a musician's livelihoods. This programme will help you to retrain as a music tutor


Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of vulnerable people and protect them from harm. It is also vital to have protocol in place to protect you as a music tutor.

common questions

You will be taught remotely using ZOOM.

You will have 2.5 hours of remote lessons with an expectation of a further 2.5 hours of self study.

This programme will be 12 weeks with an expectation that you build a portfolio throughout the programme in readiness to present at the final evaluation

There are no entry requirements for these qualifications. However, candidates should be aware that there will be an expectation of technical knowledge and understanding covered in previous qualifications.

Applicants for the Teaching pathway must be 18 years of age or older at the time of certification, and must send a scanned copy of their birth certificate/passport/other proof of date of birth with their entry

This Programme of training costs £2000

To then gain the Qualification there is an additional £295 to be paid directly to the exam board.

If you have any doubts about this course please call us on 01279 465155 and we will happily talk you through any concerns.

The Level 4 Professional Diploma is assessed remotely and assessment evidence must be submitted digitally. Learners can submit assessment evidence for single units or for the entire Diploma

RSL advocates an open access approach to qualifications, providing a range of syllabi, designed to accommodate a wide variety of candidates of different ages, experience and levels of achievement. RSL qualifications are listed on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England and Northern Ireland by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), in Wales by Qualifications Wales and in Scotland by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. RSL is committed to maintaining and improving its reputation for excellence by providing high quality education and training through its syllabi, examinations, music and resources.

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