Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations in Scotland achieve accreditation from UCAS
Following the recent announcement by the RAD Examinations Board that RAD examinations in Scotland have been accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) have now confirmed that these new qualifications will be subsumed within the UCAS points tariff system on the same basis as their Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) counterparts.
This development will enable students who achieve a Pass or higher in these examinations at Level 3 to use their RAD examination results towards their points tariff score when applying to University or a Higher Education institute in the UK.
SQA Accreditation was given to RAD examinations in November 2011, with the awarding of these new qualifications first taking place in January 2012. SQA Accreditation is a distinct, autonomous arm of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and has a statutory role to approve and accredit all types of qualifications (other than degrees) that are offered across Scotland. It also regulates and approves awarding bodies to deliver these qualifications.
UCAS have indicated that their website will be updated to reflect these new changes within a few weeks.