About Our Qualifications

At Aelfa Academy for Dramatic Arts provide both courses with academy 'Certificates of Training & Attendance' as well as qualifications in performing arts at 'Degree Level'.

Our degree level qualifications are awarded and accredited by Trinity College London. The qualifications listed for our courses are:

1 Year Foundation Courses = ATCL (Associate Trinity College London) Level 4

2 Year Advanced Courses = LTCL (Licentiate Trinity College London) Level 6

Fellowship Acting or Directing = FTCL (Fellowship Trinity College London) Level 7

All the above qualifications are diplomas due to their vocational nature rather than traditional UK degrees. Although all are considered equivalent to degree levels as set by National Qualification Framework. They are also qualifications that can be studied internationally and therefore recognised internationally.

The National Qualification Framework (NQF) grade Higher Education Qualification levels as follows:

  • Level 4 - ATCL Diploma / HNC (Higher National Certificate) / 1st Year of BA Hons Degree
  • Level 5 - HND (Higher National Diploma) / 2nd Year of BA Hons Degree
  • Level 6 - LTCL Diploma / Full BA Hons Degree
  • Level 7 - FTCL Diploma / Masters Degree

Our students benefit from elite training as well as gaining an academically recognised qualification from a world reknowned performance centre of excellent.

Trinity College London

Trinity College London itself is one of the UK's finest drama, music & performance based institutions with educational links to both The Guildhall and Laban. Although Trinity College London stands as a performance College, it has University status & is a leading establishment in providing accredited qualifications for external professional colleges & academies, like ourselves (Aelfa Academy of Dramatic Arts).

Those who gain a Trinity Performance Diploma are deemed as holding a highly respectable qualification.


On graduating from Aelfa Academy of Dramatic Arts, students receive their professional diplomas from Trinity College London, with Aelfa Academy of Dramatic Arts listed as the training body. All successful diploma students are entitled to wear Trinity College Graduation Colours & Gown.

Aelfa will not be accepting applications for training courses for 2018/20
For 'Professional Performers/Actors' interested in Agency Representation or Production work with Aelfa Century Theatre Company - please email CV & Headshot to admin@arelfa-ada.co.uk