International Qualifications & Credits

For Music & Performing Arts students: As a unique expert Support Facilitator with Trinity College London, ANUA School’s Principal Director Nico Goosen offers each student at the School the opportunity of belonging not only to a Top Graded Music and Performing Arts facility but also will be the first in line to experience new syllabus and Trinity College London professional courses as the school is recognized as a key educational institution.

The following information details the extraordinary opportunities that Trinity College London offers:

About Trinity

Trinity College London is an international exam board that has been providing assessments since 1877. With a rich heritage of academic rigor and a positive, supportive approach to assessment, we provide recognized and respected qualifications in a unique spectrum of communicative skills — from music, drama and arts activities to English language — at all levels. Each year over 600,000 candidates in over 60 countries take a Trinity assessment and our international network is growing fast.

Trinity exams and assessments are designed to help students progress. They inspire learners and mark their achievement at each stage of their development and at all levels of competence. Our exams focus on assessing skills and how effectively the candidates can apply what they have learnt, not just on knowledge for its own sake. We also encourage candidates to bring their own choices and interests into our exams — this motivates students and makes the assessment more relevant and enjoyable.

Trinity exams are internationally recognized and fully accredited by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and other education authorities in many countries around the world, including South Africa. At the heart of Trinity’s work is the support we provide for teachers, both in terms of specific support for teachers preparing candidates for our exams, and more general teacher development. Our work with teachers is supported by a growing international network of relationships with key education institutions. This ensures that our teachers have access to the best professional development available. We aim for excellence in our customer service by providing quality, flexibility and responsiveness to everyone we deal with. Trinity College London aims for excellence in its customer services by promoting quality, flexibility and responsiveness.

Why Trinity?

Trinity College London is a leading international exam board. Our reputation rests on our continuing ability to provide respected qualifications in music, drama, dance, communications skills and the English language. Today we deliver over 600,000 assessments each year worldwide. Our international network is growing and our role in the global education community is deepening. What sets us apart is our focus on the learner. Our exams and assessments recognize students’ individual talents and abilities, marking their achievements at each stage of their development. The quality of our exams and assessments and our approachable style encourage and motivate students to achieve their personal, vocational and professional goals.

A suite of qualifications

The Music Theatre, Rock & Pop or Classical Singing or Musical intrument exams are part of a suite of qualifications offered by Trinity College London across a range of musical styles, instruments and disciplines. These include grades in classical performance, jazz performance and theory. Our teachers explain how the Rock & Pop syllabus exams relate to Trinity College London’s other qualifications.


All our Rock & Pop exams are fully accredited in the same way that our other graded exams are accredited. This includes accreditation by regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and those who also travel to South Africa twice a year to facilitate examinations here.

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

Each exam is given a credit value and a level in the QCF in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This means that you can put your achievement in the Trinity Rock & Pop exams towards further qualifications.

Within South Africa, a good pass after completing up to specific Grades of Trinity College London certification allows for sufficient credits to enable a University Entrance as TLC certification is recognized by the SA Department of Education.

Please note that as a registered educational facility it is compulsory for all ANUA School students to participate in both theory AND practical examinations held by TCL at the School – these examination levels vary for each student category and grade. Theory classes held @ ANUA are also compulsory.

**Do note that information can change – please visit Trinity College London’ website for more detail if required or contact ANUA accordingly**