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Recognition & accreditation

Graded Examinations 1–8 and Vocational Graded Examinations (up to and including Advanced 2) are awarded as qualifications accredited on the frameworks outlined below.

ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND

The RAD is recognised to award qualifications on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England and Northern Ireland by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), and the Council for the Curriculm, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), and in Wales by Qualifications Wales.

The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) provides a single, simple system for cataloguing all regulated qualifications.

Scotland

The RAD is recognised to award qualifications on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), by SQA Accreditation, a part of the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Recognition outside the United Kingdom

Information about accreditation of qualifications outside the UK can be obtained from RAD national offices and websites.

For more information about recognition and accreditation, please contact the Examinations Department .

Graded exams

The RAD’s examinations are part of an internationally acknowledged system of rigorous assessments, drawing on the research and academic practices of twenty awarding organisations. These organisations promote progressive mastery in music, dance, drama and musical theatre. For more information about how graded exams contribute to the development of performing artists of all ages and abilities, please see www.gradedexams.com