Music for Practitioners

Music for Practitioners

Vocational (BTEC etc)

3rd Sep `22

2 Years


Attleborough Academy Norfolk

Attleborough Academy  Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation.

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Attleborough Academy Norfolk

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Attleborough Academy 

Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation. Excellent relationships between students and staff are at the heart of the ethos of the Academy and are often commented on by those who come in to visit.

The Sixth Form offers a wide range of Advanced Level courses together with additional entitlement activities. We presently have approximately 120 students and this should rise to over 180 over the next couple of years as we are receiving record numbers of applications year on year.

Attleborough Academy was the first Secondary School in East Anglia to be awarded the prestigious Challenge Award for their educational provision for the most able. 

Attleborough students have the chance to develop a wide range of interests:  we run a number of overseas visits each year (including a Ski Trip, and European tours to Italy, Austria, Germany and beyond); in Year 13 students have the opporunity to be elected to the Presidents Team who represent and help to develop the Sixth Form; the Youth STEM Award is being introduced at Gold Level for those who wish to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths; the Duke of Edinburgh Award is offered via our link with the Norfolk D of E group; and much more besides.

Facilities at this Provider:

With significant investment in Facilities having been made over the past few years and additional investment planned, Sixth Formers now enjoy a facility with four separate rooms with upgraded computers and larger screens to enable them to complete private study. With a new Sixth Form building to be developed in the 2020-21 academic year.

A dedicated Progress Mentor is on hand to support students with study and revision skills, as well as offering careers and applications guidance. 

Students are provided with both Office 365 and Google accounts, which enables them to work in the cloud, and install the Office suite of applications at home for free, on up to five computers or laptops.

For students studying Media, Photography, Drama or Product Design, recent investments in new camera equipment give students access to photographic equipment rarely seen on this scale in an education environment. In Computing; the lab gives students an environment to code, test and develop their own solutions to computing problems.

Type of Provider: School with Sixth Form


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Course details

The RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners is worth the equivalent of one and a half A Levels and will be taught over two years.

The course offers students the ability to gain skills and knowledge in the key music industry disciplines of performing, composing and songwriting, music technology and production, the music business and events management.

They offer the ability to gain skills and knowledge in key music industry disciplines and can be valuable to students of any age. If a student has an interest in performing, songwriting, music production or the business side of the industry these are the qualifications for them.


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Students will complete one externally assessed core unit (30 credits) and one internally assessed core unit (15 credits).  All further optional units will be internally assessed.

This courses carries a 1.5 UCAS weighting. Grades available are; Pass (24), Merit (48), Distinction (72) and Distinction* (84), in brackets are indicated the number of UCAS points for each grade, A-Level equivalents (for reference) D=24, A=48, A*=56.


Attleborough Academy, 9 Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AJ

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Qualification: Vocational (BTEC etc)
Exam Board: RSL

RSL's Music Practitioners Qualifications can help you become a more skilled and knowledgeable musician, a more astute entrepreneur or a highly capable producer. They allow learners to progress to Higher Education and into the Industry.

Students could progress to a wider range of specialist roles in performing, composing, recording, live sound, publishing, arts administration, teaching and music therapy.  It will also provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university, as well as offering UCAS points to those who wish to progress to Higher Education.

Admission details

Age: 16-19

Entry Requirements for this Course:

Sound instrumental and/or vocal performance skills and experience are essential  |  Level 2 Music Pass/4 (if studied)

Progression into the second year of the course is reliant on students achieving a minimum Pass grade in all Year 1 components.


  • Andy Cole (Head of Sixth Form)
  • Attleborough Academy Norfolk
  • 01953452335