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Frequently asked questions

Find answers here to commonly asked questions about our work and activities.

In some states / provinces in Canada and Australia, RAD exams count as credit towards school certificates.

Please contact your local office for more information.

RAD exams are recognised in Malta by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre.

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) maps RAD qualifications against frameworks in a number of European countries.

Yes. Candidates who have achieved a Pass or higher at Grades 6-8, Intermediate or Advanced Foundation can use their exam result towards their points tariff when applying to a university or Higher Education institution in the UK.

For more information, see our UCAS page.

ULN is short for ‘Unique Learner Number’. Candidates need a ULN if they want to use their examination as Additional or Specialist Learning for the 14-19 Diploma in England, or to ensure that their examination results are uploaded to the Personal Learning Record (PLR).

ULN is short for ‘Unique Learner Number’. Candidates need a ULN if they want to use their examination as Additional or Specialist Learning for the 14-19 Diploma in England, or to ensure that their examination results are uploaded to the Personal Learning Record (PLR).

An application for a ULN must be made on behalf of the candidate by a learning provider (usually the candidate’s ‘home centre’, for example their school or college) to the Learning Records Service (LRS).

If you do not already have a ULN, or for more information, please contact the Examinations Department at .

NCN is short for ‘National Centre Number’. These are allocated in the UK by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to a school or college. Where a school or college has made a significant contribution towards a candidate’s exam preparation, the NCN can be appended to a candidate’s details.

The examination data can then be captured for the Schools and Colleges Achievement and Attainment Table (‘league table’) of that institution.

Please note that from 2014 onwards, Graded and Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance will no longer be included in these tables. For more information, please contact the Examinations Department at .

You will need to complete the Faculty of Education’s application form and send it signed and dated to the National Office for your Teaching Centre.

You will also need to provide a personal statement, signed reference and a copy of your highest ballet qualification (Intermediate or above). The application deadline for applications supported by documentation is 1 August each year.

You will need to submit a video to support your application.

The deadline for applications supported by a video is 1 June each year.

Guidance on the content and format of the video/dvd can be found in the ‘How to Apply’ section.

No, students are expected to have a working knowledge of the RAD syllabus prior to commencing their studies.

The CBTS programme focuses on teaching skills and progressions in ballet vocabulary. With a working knowledge of the Graded and Intermediate syllabi you will appreciate more easily the progression of vocabulary that is the main focus of CBTS403: Ballet and Teaching: Knowledge and Understanding.

No, as the majority of students enrolling on the course will already have their own syllabus books and probably have notes in them, CBTS programme material does not include syllabus books.

However, the publication Foundations of Classical Ballet is included in the language of delivery. It is available to download from the CBTS student pages. 

The programme will be delivered and assessed in the first language of your Teaching Centre, subject to there being viable numbers recruited to the programme in that country.

Please note that the RAD retains the right to determine the language of delivery in countries where more than one language is spoken. If you are studying in a language other than your first language then it is your responsibility to ensure that you are able to read, write and speak proficiently in the language.

The programme is delivered in the following Teaching Centres: Australia, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and the USA.

In most Teaching Centres the programme is offered every year. However, some countries only operate CBTS every other year. If you are unsure as to what your Teaching Centre is, please contact the Registry department at or your National RAD Office.