A guide to the terminology used in describing RAD exams and procedures. Click on the sections below to expand.
Advanced - previous name for what is now Advanced 2.
Advanced 2 - current name for what used to be the Advanced exam.
AEC - Approved Examination Centre. A venue provided by the applicant where all exams except Solo Seal can take place.
CCEA - Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (the examinations regulator in Northern Ireland).
CBTS - Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies.
Closing date - date by which all exam entries should be received for a published session.
Diary - former publication replaced by Focus on Members.
Elementary - previous name for what is now Intermediate.
Examinations attendant – works in an RAV to ensure the smooth running of exams.
Intermediate - previous name for what is now Advanced 1; current name for what used to be Elementary.
Ofqual – Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) - the examinations regulator in England.
Pre-Elementary - previous name for what is now Intermediate Foundation.
Pre-Intermediate - previous name for what is now Advanced Foundation.
QCF - Qualifications and Credit Framework (withdrawn in 2015).
Qualifications Wales - the examinations regulator in Wales.
RAV - RAD Approved Venue, a venue provided by the RAD where all levels of exam can take place, except for Solo Seal.
RAD Registered Teacher - a teacher who has been awarded RAD Registered Teacher Status (RAD RTS).
RQF - Regulated Qualifications Framework.
Session - a date range during which exams take place in a particular area, region or country.