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Music Practitioner (Performance) - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Stoke Damerel Community College

Course description

The RSL Music Practitioner course is a practical course that enables students to develop their musical skill and gain confidence when performing to an audience. In addition to developing instrument technique you will also learn about the music industry and learn to manage and host your own shows. If this sounds like something you would like to pursue you will need to have an interest in:

• Learning to play or sing on an instrument

• Performing locally, regionally or nationally to various audiences

• Developing instrumental technique

• Learning about music administration and management

• Attending live events

• Rehearsing solo or in an ensemble

• Documenting your rehearsal techniques

Course content

The units you will study for this course are;

Unit 358 Music Rehearsal Skills (Core)

Unit 359 Live Music Performance (Core)

Unit 365 Auditioning for Music (Optional)

Unit 363 Session Musician (Optional)

Unit 362 Lead Performer (Optional)

Unit 361 Performance to Camera (Optional)


You will be assessed through a portfolio of work for each unit. Each unit is graded in the same way – Pass, Merit and Distinction. You will need to gain at least a Pass in each unit listed above to gain certification of this course.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the RSL Music Practitioner course you will be able to apply to university to study for a Music degree. If you want to work in the Music Industry, you would be able to apply for jobs as a performer or train as an apprentice in sound, lighting, stage management or administration.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September