RGT@LCM offers quality exams you can have confidence in: all RGT@LCM’s grade and diploma exams are regulated by Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator)*.
Our awarding body, University of West London, has corporate recognition from Ofqual and the corresponding organisations in Wales (DfES) and Northern Ireland (CCEA). Our exams are regulated by Ofqual, DfES and CCEA. In order to be accredited, qualifications need to meet stringent criteria related to exam content, delivery, assessment and reporting procedures.
* Ofqual is the new regulator of qualifications, exams and tests in England, having taken over this role from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
Further information on the QCF can be found on the Ofqual website (www.gov.uk/ofqual). The table below shows the levels at which RGT@LCM exams are recognised:
|QCF||LCM Examinations||Equivalent Standard|
|Level 1||Grades 1-3||GCSE Grades D-G|
|Level 2||Grades 4-5||GCSE Grades A*-C|
|Level 3||Grades 6-8||A Level|
|Level 4||DipLCM in Music Performance & Teaching||1st year undergraduate degree module|
|Level 5||ALCM in Music Performance & Teaching||2nd year undergraduate degree module|
|Level 6||LLCM in Music Performance & Teaching||Final year undergraduate degree module|
|Level 7||FLCM in Music Performance||Masters degree module|
Further information on RGT@LCM’s accredited qualifications, including accreditation codes and unit numbers, may be found on The Register of Regulated Qualifications – http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/
NOTE: Type 'University of West London' into the Organisation Name search box to view details relating to RGT@LCM exams.
UCAS tariff points towards university entrance are awarded to candidates attaining grades 6, 7 or 8 in any RGT@LCM exams.
These UCAS points will prove useful not just for students applying for Higher Education music courses, but also for students applying to non-music courses – i.e. UCAS and university admissions staff now recognise the value music grade exams can have across all subject areas as they indicate motivation, self-discipline and organisational skills.
The table below sets out the UCAS points allocated to RGT@LCM exams:
|AS Level||A2 Level||RGT@LCM Guitar or Bass Exams||Popular Music Theory Exams|
|Grade 6||Grade 7||Grade 8||Grade 6||Grade 7||Grade 8|
See our UCAS points calculator to see how many points you have for all your subjects.