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Rockschool Music Practitioner Level 2 at Christ The King College

Course description

The Rockschool Music Practitioner is a level 2 vocational qualification is for students who want to develop their solo and group performing skills in various genres and musical styles. There is also an option to learn about music technology. This fully accredited qualification is a fantastic alternative for students who would like to continue their music study in year 10 with a vocational course, where the more academic content of the GCSE Music option is perhaps not suitable for them.

Course content

This is a very practical course for students who like music and particularly for anyone who plays a musical instrument, enjoys singing or has an interest in music technology. You must be able to play a musical instrument or be able to sing (and be prepared to take lessons) if you are to complete all parts of the course satisfactorily. Students also need to be prepared to participate in at least one extra-curricular Music group, band or choir.


Completed units are assessed as either a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction in the Level 2 Certificate is equivalent to two GCSE A grades, Merit equivalent to two B grades and Pass equivalent to two Cs.

Core Units - Live Music Performance (8 credits)

Optional Units (subject to change) - Instrumental Study (8 credits) Music Style Development (4 credits) OR Using a Digital Audio Workstation (4 credits)

To achieve a Level 2 Certificate, 20 credits are needed.

Future opportunities

This course is well regarded by universities and further education providers due to the key skills developed. Rockschool Music Practitioner Level 2 Certificate may lead on, in Year 12, to a level 3 Rockschool course and/ or AS Level Music Technology. Students may also progress to National Diplomas in Music or Music Technology, or perhaps Performing Arts and Production Arts National Diplomas. Within the music industry, there is the opportunity to become a performer, composer, sound designer, sound engineer, music tutor, writer or journalist, or work in arts administration and business. Skills developed in the course that are useful are listening, leadership, team-working, problem solving, as well as interpersonal and communication skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years