Recognition, accreditation and UCAS points

RAD exams are part of an internationally acknowledged system of assessments, drawing on the research and academic practices of twenty awarding organisations. These organisations promote progressive mastery in music, dance, drama and musical theatre. For more information about how graded exams contribute to the development of performing artists of all ages and abilities, please see

The RAD is recognised to award qualifications on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), in Wales by Qualifications Wales, and in Northern Ireland by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA).

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