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. We strongly advise candidates not to share their performance videos online. Pieces in the Music and the Drama and Performance syllabuses are under copyright, and many of those rights are not owned by Trinity. Trinity only has the required permissions for usage of these pieces in TCL Press published books and in relation to Trinity exams. As such, if you would like to share your videos online, you should apply to the copyright owner(s) to obtain synchronisation licences as Trinity does not usually have the right to grant the relevant permissions. Any candidate sharing performances of copyrighted material will be personally liable for any breach of copyright law

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 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. 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: Candidates may use recorded accompaniments/backing tracks, of any type, in place of a live accompanist or duet partner. If the Covid declaration is signed on the submission information form, candidates may play solo.

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

  • Drum Kit: Candidates may use backing tracks, as in face-to-face exams.
  • All other instruments:  We strongly advise candidates to perform with live accompaniment. However, we will accept recorded accompaniments in digital diploma exams until 31 December 2023. After this date, recorded accompaniments will not be allowed in diploma exams except for Drum Kit. If recorded accompaniment is required for any other reason, approval must be obtained in advance of the exam.

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) 

Candidates with special needs and disabilities (Drama)

The LTCL 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.

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. 

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 in the ‘Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework’ in full.

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