Music & Business

RSL Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners
Year 1 = up to 84 UCAS Points

Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners
Year 2 = up to 168 UCAS Points



  • Advanced music production skills
  • Professional songwriting techniques
  • To create resources to launch your career in the music industry
  • To perform and perfect a set as a solo artist or session musician
  • To develop your music theory, piano and guitar skills
  • How to professionally release and promote your own music


Level 2 RSL Diploma for Music Practitioners or demonstrable musical experience, and 5 GCSE’s at Grade 4-9


The two year, Level 3 course is our flagship course and offers a comprehensive introduction to the music industry. You will be able to develop your skills in music production, songwriting and performance to a professional standard, providing you with the skills necessary to progress in this very competitive industry
You can choose a pathway in either music production or performance. Whichever pathway you choose you will be guided by SoundSkool’s team of expert tutors who will guide you towards your musical career goals.
If you choose the performance pathway you will undertake in depth study of music rehearsal skills, session musicianship and lead performance.
If you choose the production pathway you will undertake in depth study of remixing, production & advanced mixing skills.
Both pathways are geared towards helping you develop your own unique musical style, build your technique and gain a deeper understanding of the music industry and your place within it
Throughout the course you will gain hands on experience in performance and production, working on a variety of individual and collaborative projects. You will complete both practical and theoretical assignments, including opportunities to showcase your work at regular SoundSkool events.
You will have opportunity to network through connecting with the established music industry professionals at SoundSkool’s renowned masterclasses, as well as going on industry trips, outings and attending seminars/workshops.

Students will also undertake GCSE and/or functional skills in English and/or Mathematics if they have not yet achieved Grade 4 or above