Examinations

Regulated

Regulated qualifications are offered through the awarding arm of the British Theatre Dance Association, the ‘Graded Qualifications Alliance’ (GQAL).

Awards and Examinations

What We Offer

We offer four suites of qualifications that are regulated, these are as follows:


GENERAL GRADED EXAMINATIONS

Grades 1 through to 8 in the following disciplines:

Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap, Greek, Lyrical and Acrobatic

The aims, objectives and marks scheme for these qualifications are detailed in the specification.


General Graded Examinations in Musical Theatre

Grades 1 through to 8 in the following categories:

Solo, Duet and Group

The aims, objectives and marks scheme for these qualifications are detailed in the specification.


VOCATIONAL GRADED EXAMINATIONS

Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 and Professional Development in the following disciplines:

Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz and Tap

The aims, objectives and marks scheme for these qualifications are detailed in the specification

 


TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS

Assistant, Certificate and Diploma as follows:

The aims, objectives and marks scheme for these qualifications are detailed in the specifications. 

 

These qualifications are regulated through the regulatory authorities listed below:

The qualifications are part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework and are listed on the Ofqual website, some of the General Grades and Vocational Grades also attract UCAS points, see the table below:

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."