Podcasting – RSL Grade 3


The GoCreate Academy Podcasting Grade Three e-book contains everything you need to pass your Grade Three exam in one essential resource. Grade Three focuses on thorough, easy-to-understand overviews of a diverse range of technological and storytelling skills and techniques, and how these are applied to creating and developing your very own podcasts.

The graded examinations in podcasting are all assessed via online coursework submission, which allows you to prepare 100% of the assessment using your own equipment, in your own, comfortable learning environment. The content is simply uploaded through a secure portal and externally assessed by RSL Examiners.

What you’ll learn at Grade Three:

  • Technological Skills
  • Content Creation Skills
  • Presenting Skills
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Podcasting Grade Three features:

  • Technological skills, covering mixing desks, EQ, sound sculpting, busses and auxiliary channels, reverb, Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), audio editors, dynamic processing, computer essentials (input, output, CPU, and memory), data transfer speeds, internet speed, Wi-Fi, ethernet, and the science of hearing.
  • Content creation skills, covering podcast genres, sonic branding, sonic anchors, active and passive hearing, promotional audio, sonic elements, podcast and story, podcast formats, and using repurposed content.
  • Presenting skills, covering looking after your voice and body, creating different vocal sounds and tones, devising interview questions, working with people, and conducting interviews.
  • Advice from leading experts on how to create your own excellent podcasts.
  • Professionally presented, high quality video content, providing industry advice and expertise on tips to help you succeed as a Podcaster.

Required Hardware and Software

Candidates can take their GoCreate Academy and RSL Podcasting Grade Three exam using their preferred hardware and software applications.


RSL Awards are a global specialist Awarding Body working in the contemporary arts, regulated by the UK qualifications authorities in England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales), Northern Ireland (CCEA), and Scotland (SQA). These digital publications are designed to help prepare students to take Creative Qualifications which are administered and assured by RSL Awards.

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GoCreate Academy Podcasting 2020

Syllabus History

The GoCreate Academy and RSL Podcasting series is the world’s first graded system for aspiring podcasters. Continuing RSL’s 30 year history of innovation in music education, this new, leading syllabus offers a unique opportunity for the next generation of podcasters to gain a thorough understanding of classic and contemporary podcasting techniques, whilst earning a globally recognised qualification.