RSL Level 4 professional tutor Training Diploma

music educators

Our Level 4 Music Tutor Diploma training consists of three core units. Understanding Learning, Planning Facilitating and Evaluating Learning and Inclusive Learning

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Inspirational teaching also requires the ability to plan and facilitate. Utilising a blended learning approach ensures students engage with inspiring and motivating lessons. Gaining a Level 4 Music Tutor Diploma – DipRSL will help you retrain your music career

Tutor | Alex Forryan

Alex is regarded as an outstanding International Educator and Musician. 

He is a champion of a portfolio style career for the professional musician. 

Now the worldwide consultant for RSL, he specialises in delivering and consulting on professional qualifications for music tutors and musicians.

In addition to his Consultancy Alex has a legacy of achieving outstanding results as an Educational Lead within in various Primary, Secondary, Further Education, Peripatetic Services and Private Music Schools.

Alex is Married and a dedicated father of three.

Key Features

Retrain as a Music Tutor - DipRSL

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.


Benefit from Remote Learning- DipRSL

The RSL L4 Teaching Diploma 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

Gain Progression in your career- DipRSL

A level 4 Teaching Diploma 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 at your pace - DipRSL

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

Enhance your Skill Set as an educator - DipRSL

The RSL’s L4 Diploma 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 in music education - DipRSL

This programme specifically follows the RSL 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 music education.

Career development - DipRSL

This Diploma will help you focus and retrain 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 - DipRSL

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 qualification. - DipRSL

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 whilst studying the Level 4 Professional Music Tutor Qualification

“Hi jon Just finished the first week with Alex. Absolutely loved it! I’m very excited. Thank you for the opportunity.” Jay

Planning Facilitating and Evaluating Learning

L4 Profesional Teaching Diploma - DipRSL

“It was Brilliant thank you. Alex is a great Educator – I am really glad I signed up for the course and am looking forward to the upcoming sessions” – Caroline


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. Studying the RSL L4 DipRSL will help you have a true understanding of Inclusivity

Working musician to working tutor

COVID19 has had a huge impact on a musician's livelihoods. This programme - DipRSL L4 RSL Music Tutor Diploma 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. This programme - DipRSL L4 RSL Music Tutor Diploma will help you put professional protocol as a fundamental part of your progressing career

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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