Performance Certificates are offered by Trinity College London as achievement awards separate from the normal Grade syllabus.
The chief difference between a Performance Certificate examination and a Grade examination is that there is no assessed component of discussion and no impromptu work such as sight-reading or improvisation included. Examination is of performance only. These certificate examinations will suit candidates whose whole focus is upon performance.
They can also be valuably used as a focus for consolidation of performance skills when a candidate has completed a given level in a Drama and Speech Syllabus Grade performance subject but needs further time and practice before advancing.
The subjects in which a candidate for a Performance Award normally needs to have successfully reached a certain standard before entering for a certificate award are: Speech and Drama, Performing Text, Individual Acting Skills, Musical Theatre or Performance Arts.
Performance Certificates are available at four levels:
Young Performers (pre Grade 1)
Foundation (post Grade 3)
Intermediate (post Grade 5)
Advanced (post Grade 8)
The examination for Performance Certificates may take place in the presence of an audience.