Drama Diplomas

The Trinity Drama and Speech Diplomas Syllabus offers a wide range of diplomas in Performance, Teaching, and Applied Drama for advanced candidates. The following subject options are available:

  • Speech and Drama 
  • Musical Theatre 
  • Theatre Arts 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Applied Drama 

Candidates are offered a wide range of choice within these syllabuses and performance selections may be drawn from an international range of literature. In researched written units of diplomas as well as in written examination papers candidates are encouraged to explore material relevant to their own country and professional situation.

There are two levels of Diploma:

  • Associate (ATCL) 
  • Licentiate (LTCL) 

All ATCL and LTCL Diplomas may be awarded either as Pass or Distinction.

Associate Performance Diplomas are a one-unit qualification assessed by performance only. Associate Teaching Diplomas require three units.

At Licentiate level, both Teaching and Performing options at Licentiate level require three units.


LTCL Teaching diplomas in Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre, and Communication Skills are recognised by Ofqual/CEA/ACCAC in Great Britain as teaching qualifications.

Designed for digital

Responsive to a changing world, these exams have been designed to support teaching, learning and assessment through a digital medium.

Your performance, your choice

Sitting alongside our face-to-face diploma exams, digital exams provide even more choice and flexibility in how a regulated graded qualification can be achieved.

Digital support content

Comprehensive online resources provide support to candidates and teachers throughout their digital exam journey.

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