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First Act is delighted to announce that we will now be offering one to one private LAMDA lessons in Acting and Shakespeare, with a view to students taking part in the examinations framework. Lessons can be selected on either a Monday or Friday evening with either John or Callum.

SOLO LAMDA - one student only.  private lesson with either John or Callum with additional support from Lynne. This session can focus on the solo acting exam, the Shakespeare exams, or both. All materials will be provided.

DUOLOGUE LAMDA - two students only. If you would rather team up with a friend and take the exams together then this is the session for you. You can choose to concentrate on the duologue acting exams, duologue Shakespeare exams or both. These private lessons will be with either Callum or John with additional input from Lynne. All materials will be provided

Please note that the exam fee is not included in the cost price of the lesson and will be required by the application deadline should you decide to go ahead, fees start at £35 for entry level and increase through the grades. All prices can be found on the LAMDA website, for further information please don't hesitate to get in touch or click the LAMDA button below.

Exam application deadline: April 27th 2018

Exam dates: June 9th & 10th 2018



LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies, offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years. In this time, the qualifications have helped hundreds of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills.

LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual – but they are also about empowerment. The ultimate aim is to provide all people with the opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be a success: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas.

At the heart of LAMDA examinations is the recognition that the qualifications are for everyone. Across the globe, the examinations unite learners of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and cultures in enthusiasm for the English language and a desire to develop skills for life.


LAMDA has been recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England, and the corresponding regulatory authorities in Wales (DfES) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).

There are many benefits to being a recognised awarding organisation with Ofqual:

  • it gives confidence to students and employers that the qualifications are delivered by an organisation whose integrity, resources and competence have been independently checked

  • it informs those who use the awarding organisation's qualifications – students, schools, employers etc. – that the qualifications are monitored and are of the advertised standard and level

  • if the awarding organisation develops qualifications for specific trades or industries, it gives assurance that the qualification is suitable for those specific or specialist needs 

  • it allows the awarding organisation's qualifications to be transferred throughout Europe as part of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and can enhance the standing of the awarding organisation's qualifications in countries outside Europe.


The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the organisation responsible for managing applications to Higher Education courses in the UK. Its aim is to help students make informed choices that are right for them – guiding them, as well as their parents and advisers, through the higher education application process. Applications through UCAS are conducted using the UCAS Tariff. This is a means of allocating points to compare post-16 qualifications used for entry to Higher Education.

UCAS are introducing a new Tariff which will come into effect from September 2017. The new Tariff will support students applying to Higher Education in 2016/17, to start university or college from September 2017. LAMDA’s Level 3 recognised qualifications are included in the new UCAS Tariff. The table below shows the UCAS points assigned by grade and attainment level (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

On the new Tariff smaller qualifications in a small size band will now have a lower Tariff point score. This means that whilst LAMDA’s Level 3 recognised qualifications are included in the new Tariff, there is a smaller number of points allocated to these qualifications. This change is not specific to LAMDA and does not reflect any changes to the content, rigour or quality of the qualifications. This change also affects other speech and drama awarding organisations offering comparable qualifications in the performing arts sector.

First Act Education Ltd - Company Number 11128373

Office address: 24 Humbleton Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 9AZ