After days of querying why my grade 8 theory of music certificate had omitted the QCF credits awarded, it has come to my attention that there were qualification changes that we were not notified of. So to save you the hassle of trying to understand, I have summarized the changes and new implementations from 2018…
The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) has replaced the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Certificates will no longer contain any mention of credits since this transition. However, you can search for the credits awarded for your Trinity qualification here. Qualifications are still recognized by the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The RQF levels are as follows:
Trinity graded music exams are eligible for United Kingdom Universities’ and Colleges’ Admissions Service (UCAS) points within the UCAS tariff system, which is open to any student applying for a course of study at a UK university or other higher education institution. These exams will contribute towards a student’s ‘score’ of UCAS points when they apply for entry to higher education. UCAS points are as follows:
Trinity College London diplomas are also awarded credit by The Open University towards their degree programmes.