Latest exam updates

Practical Exams Update – Portugal website

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all Practical exams in Portugal until further notice. This decision affects all 2020 bookings for Practical Graded Music Exams, ARSM and Diplomas. Following this decision, we will process 100% refunds for all existing exam bookings and our Representative will provide further guidance in due course.

We are sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place. We are continuing to review when live Practical exams can resume in Portugal and will offer them again at the earliest possible opportunity.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Online training and supporting films

Child Protection in Education (Music) is a bespoke online course developed by the Musicians’ Union in partnership with EduCare.

This course is suitable for anyone who works with children and young people in a music setting.

The training programme uses the short films available below to show a variety of good and bad practice examples. These will help anyone teaching music to children gain a better understanding of their child protection responsibilities, and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.

Introduction

Inappropriate communication with children

Inappropriate demonstration of technique

Dealing with a difficult group situation

Responding to concerns about abuse

Contact ABRSM's DSP

Use this form to contact ABRSM's DSP (Designated Safeguarding Person).

Designated Safeguarding Person

T +44 (0)20 7467 7358

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