The Gold Award is the highest award within the RSCM, and replaces the St Nicolas and St Cecilia awards. Usually candidates have done the Bronze and Silver Awards before going on to Gold.
The examiners are based in the UK, exams are taken twice a year (deadline, dates and venues are on the RSCM website). Occasionally an examiner comes to our area, so the possibility is there for taking exams here.
Please go to the Gold award syllabus and page on the main RSCM website.