Your Digital Grade opens doors to the worlds of education and industry in the same way your face-to-face Grade exam does. They carry the same Ofqual regulatory status, including UCAS points, and are underpinned by the same academic rigour you would expect from any Trinity College London qualification.
Your exam will be marked by one of our examiners. They will watch your video, refer to your supporting documentation, and award your marks and comments.
Once you have submitted your exam, you may not subsequently enter the same performance video for the same exam again.
You can expect the marking to take an average of 2 weeks for grades. Marking of diplomas usually takes 4 weeks, and if there are further checks to be made, can take up to 8 weeks (your account will show as In Review if this is the case).
It takes about a week for your provisional result to be verified as final, and your certificate will follow within 2 weeks.
Examination reports will take the same format as those issued for face-to-face exams. The report will include the candidate’s mark and feedback from the examiner. It will be emailed directly to the submitter (who may not be the same as the person who made the booking). A copy of the report will also be sent to the email address entered for the candidate.
Ofqual’s Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF)
Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, Ofqual have implemented the VCRF – see here for more information. The Digital Grades and Diplomas are fully compliant with the requirements of the VCRF, meaning that any candidate who would normally be taking a face-to-face graded exam or diploma can switch to the Digital Grades and Diplomas instead and receive the same recognition.
Trinity College London is an awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England and Northern Ireland, and by Qualifications Wales. Trinity’s qualifications are regulated by these authorities within the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Various arrangements are in place with government educational authorities worldwide. Trinity exams are aligned to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
Grades 6–8 are eligible for UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) points for those applying to UK colleges and universities. Find out more about UCAS points for music performance and theory and for drama.