Fortissimo School of Music offers a wide range of qualifications and assessments, to meet the requests and requirements of each student. All of our qualifications and assessments are administered through The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Trinity College London (TCL), with each achievement being fully accredited within the accreditation framework. Each qualification provides a vital foundation for future education, with many of them being prerequisites for admission to world-renowned universities and conservatoires.
Fortissimo School of Music offers the following internationally recognised qualifications:
- Entry Level, Level 1 and 2 Award: Music Performance (Music Medals: Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum)
- Level 1, 2 and 3 Award: Graded Examinations in Music Performance (Practical: Grades 1 – 8)
- Level 1, 2 and 3 Award: Graded Examinations in Music Literacy (Theory of Music: Grades 1 – 8)
- Associate Diploma in Music Performance and Music Literacy
- Licentiate Diploma in Music Performance
- Fellowship Diploma in Music Performance
The Accreditation Framework
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College London examinations and assessments are accredited within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Qualifications within this framework are regulated by the following organisations:
- England – Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)
- Wales – DCELLS (Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills)
- Northern Ireland – CCEA (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment)
Within the QCF, qualifications are organised according to difficulty and size. QCF levels give an indication of the difficulty and QCF credits give an indication of the size of the qualification – or how long it takes to achieve. QCF levels range from entry level to level 8. An Award qualification earns between 1 and 32 credits, whilst a Diploma qualification earns between 90 and 225 credits; Each 1 credit accounts for 10 hours of study.