Teaching Diploma

The Diploma and Licentiate in Music Teaching provides flexible, vocationally-relevant qualifications at both Level 4 and Level 6 for experienced/skilled musicians within any music genre, including music technology, aged 18 and over who wish to gain the skills-set to pass on their knowledge to others through teaching-based activities.

These qualifications have been developed with the practicalities of teaching in mind, as there are no essays to write or lectures to attend. The straightforward nature of the qualifications allows candidates to complete the qualification alongside their everyday teaching, and the majority of the work is completed via distance learning.

Candidates might be self-employed musicians wishing to supplement their performing with teaching services, or musicians wishing to become full or part-time tutors/teachers in schools/further education and higher education sectors. The qualifications provide an excellent entry point to further training beyond Level 6, such as the LLUK Diploma.


Rockschool's Teaching Diplomas are offered at Level 4 and Level 6. The table below explains how these levels are equivalent to undergraduate study and shows their respective QCF credit values. Click on a specific qualification below to view more information.

Qualification Level QCF Credit Equivalent To Accredited
Diploma in Music Teaching 4 90 End of First Year Uni Degree BA Accredited
Licentiate in Music Teaching 6 180 End of Third Year Uni Degree BA Accredited

These qualifications are accredited by the qualifications regulators of England, the Welsh Government and Northern Ireland: OfQual, DCELLS and CCEA.

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