About the Level 5 Qualification

Singing Teacher Qualifications

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Quick overview of the BAST Training RSL Level 5 Singing Teacher Training Qualification

This certificate is a Level 5 vocational qualification that will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and understanding of teaching singing to all ages, sexes and ability levels.

Who is this qualification for?

Primarily aimed at singers or professionals who want a singing teacher qualification. Also beneficial for those already teaching but want to further develop and gain a deeper understanding of the vocal instrument and how to teach singing effectively and safely.

It is suitable for candidates who wish to teach: 

  • one-to-one 
  • group settings
  • as a peripatetic teacher
  • in HE settings
  • in adult or community settings 
  • private, voluntary or community organisations
  • set up and run their own singing teaching practice 

This singing teacher qualification is aimed at candidates looking to progress to a higher level of education. The unifying element of work within modern creative industries is the expectation for practitioners to undertake a portfolio career. This qualification belongs to a suite of qualifications that have been designed to encourage the professional development needed to navigate through a complex landscape of a performing arts career.

Awarding Body

BAST Training is an RSL Awards accredited Learning Centre. Operating in over 45 countries and certifying over 80,000 learners each year, RSL is is the leading provider of contemporary arts awards worldwide. Their qualifications are listed on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England and Northern Ireland by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), in Wales by Qualifications Wales and in Scotland by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (RCF Regulated Qualification Framework) is the way of recognising achievement through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units.


Our aim is to provide a flexible route to gaining singing teacher qualifications and enabling progression to be achieved in smaller steps.

The course is delivered weekly via the online LMS Canvas and consists of a combination of videos, practical tasks, assessments, live online tutorials and masterclasses. Each module runs over 10 weeks + 1 week for assessments.

Learners will also have access to a tutor or mentor for the course duration. In addition, you will be able to access the BAST Training community and membership, which has additional learning resources.

A variety of qualifications are available

The qualification is delivered at Level 5 and awards the learner 120 Credits. The final qualification will be awarded upon successful completion of a specified number of Guided Learning Hours (GLH) at each level. A Level 5 qualification is equivalent in standard to the second year of a university degree.

The final awards are:

  • Certificate
  • Extended Certificate
  • Subsidiary Diploma
  • Diploma
  • Extended Diploma 

Unit summary & final awards

See the prospectus for full descriptions of the course and unit content. 

Have some questions?

Book a free call and we will answer your questions and explain how the qualification course works.