FAQs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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) 

  • Drum Kit and Acoustic Guitar: all pieces must always be accompanied by the Trinity backing tracks.
  • Piano: any duets should have the Secondo part played in the exam, unless the syllabus specifies the piece may be played as a solo. The candidate must always play the Primo part. If the Covid declaration is signed on the submission information form, candidates may play solo (at the written pitch) or with a recorded secondo part (an octave higher if stated on the copy).
  • All other instruments: recorded accompaniments may be used in place of a live accompanist from Initial to Grade 3. Candidates may only use recorded accompaniments for higher grades if COVID-19 Special Arrangements for music exams are in place.

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

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