Graded exams are appropriate for learners of all ages from primary through to tertiary and continuing education. There are no restrictions in terms of age, gender, disability, ethnic or social background. The age range of candidates entering is extremely wide, and Awarding Organisations generally do not seek to tie one grade to a particular age group.
The grades are open to children and young people learning in schools, colleges or privately. They are also taken by adults wishing to increase their performing experience for the purposes of employment or pleasure. For example, they could provide a useful qualification for primary school teachers who need evidence of their practical performance skills, or for individuals who wish to enhance their experiences in the arts for leisure.