FAQs

We will shortly be taking entries for the Digital Grades and Diplomas which are made through your local representative. They will be able to advise you on when entries start in your country. Please visit Your local Trinity page.

Please show one page of your ebook in your video submission, with the watermark clearly legible. For Trinity ebooks, you’ll find the watermark at the bottom of every page.

Plans for restarting face-to-face exams differ from country to country. Please refer to the relevant country page in Your local Trinity for the most up to date information on face-to-face exams.

The performance of the pieces and technical work should be filmed in one continuous take, without edits. Please see the Record page for further information.

You may not enter the same performance video for the same exam more than once. In addition, you may not share your performance video on social media, or use it for any other exam entries, whether with Trinity College London or any other board.

The FTCL is not available through the Digital Diplomas at this time. Please refer to the relevant country page in Your local Trinity for information about the restart of face-to-face exams in your area.

Yes, the Digital Grades and Diplomas are regulated in exactly the same way and carry the same value as the face-to-face Graded Exam. There are also no changes to the awarded certificate.

  • Drum Kit: all Group A pieces must always be accompanied by the Trinity backing tracks
  • Acoustic Guitar: pieces where backing tracks are required must always be accompanied by the Trinity backing tracks
  • Rock & Pop: songs must always be accompanied by the Trinity backing tracks
  • Piano: any duets should have the Secondo part played in the exam. The candidate must always play the Primo part. Up until 31 January 2023, candidates may use a recorded Secondo part in place of a live player. If the Covid declaration is signed on the submission information form, candidates may play solo.
  • All other instruments: Up until 31 January 2023, candidates may use recorded accompaniments in place of a live accompanist or duet partner. If the Covid declaration is signed on the submission information form, candidates may play solo.
  • ATCL and LTCL Diplomas: Up until 31 January 2023, candidates may use recorded accompaniments in place of a live accompanist

Please refer to this page for information on recorded accompaniments published by Trinity.

No, the entire exam will be a direct assessment of the candidate’s work by an examiner. Calculating results was an approach used nationally by a number of Awarding Organisations in response to Ofqual’s ‘Extraordinary Regulatory Framework’ which was designed to enable candidates to continue with their exams in the event of lockdown during COVID-19.

Certificate exams are not available as Digital qualifications at this time. Please refer to the relevant country page in Your local Trinity for information about the restart of face-to-face exams in your area.

Trinity is committed to creating an inclusive environment where candidates with special educational needs, disabilities and health conditions are able to demonstrate their skills and feel welcomed. Please see the page below for details of a range of adjustments available for those requiring additional support.

Candidates with special needs and disabilities (Music and Rock & Pop) 

Digital Grades and Diplomas are a new type of qualification, available to anyone who would prefer to have their progress assessed through video submission. They are also the solution for candidates who aren’t able to take their face-to-face grade exam due to lockdown restrictions, and meet the requirements for adapted qualifications as set out by Ofqual and the Department for Education this year in the ‘Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework’ in full.

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