Young Performers Certificates

Trinity College London Young Performers Certificates are designed to develop confidence, group interaction skills and a sense of achievement in children up to the age of nine.

They encourage young children to develop performance, musical and communication skills as they create and explore stories, songs, roles and situations through the imaginative and integrated use of movement, music, voice and artwork.

Groups of six to ten children may enter for these awards presenting their work to a Trinity examiner at their school or teaching centre.

The Young Performers Certificates are awards, rather than examinations. The intention is to promote good classroom practice through co-operation and creativity, developing an appropriate child centred introduction to performance.

To encourage participation and provide a sense of progression the Certificates are available at three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold.

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Syllabus booklet

An illustrated Young Performers Certificates syllabus booklet giving full details of performance requirements at each level can be downloaded here.

“These are life skills. The confidence of standing up in front of people and being able to project the voice and use it, and do it with warmth - all these are skills that they are going to need.”
Mary Ann Tear
Trinity Examiner

“Preparing for this assessment is an extension of the dramatic play led by the speech and drama teacher over the course of the year. The group experience here means that every child in the class can participate and experience success.”
Fiona Walker
Principal Director, Chiltern House Pre-School, Singapore

“We collaborated to create stories from our texts and our poems, then we take these stories and turn them into improvised plays. We've added costumes, characters, sound effects, movements, plots, so that the story becomes more enhanced.”
Trevor Rodrigues
Senior Teacher, Julia Gabriel Centre for Learning, Singapore