At CDA, we recognise the value of the Royal Academy's Vocational Syllabi. All students working at grade 4 and above are trained using the appropriate vocational grade to complement their graded training. In this way, every students' artistic and technical potential is realised. The opportunity to be examined at Vocational Level is given to those students who excel in this work. The RAD vocational exams range from Intermediate Foundation through to Advanced, and form a part of professional training. CDA also offers an annual Vocational Training course in August of each year, with a RAD tutor or examiner. This course is open to students of grade 3 and above.