Classical and Jazz

Enter for Digital Grades & Diplomas

Enter for Digital Grades and Diplomas

Update on face-to-face exams

Trinity has made the safety of all our people the number one priority during the pandemic. This includes our staff, as well as those who would normally be interacting with customers, most notably our examiners and those in exam centres. As a result Trinity has taken the decision to suspend all face-to-face exam sessions planned to take place until at least Easter weekend 2021. This will include all areas of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and all subjects including Arts Award face-to-face ‘standard’ and ‘postal’ moderations.

The only exception will be music theory sessions in February where customers will be required to ensure that COVID-secure environments are available in order to proceed, and English language exams taking place via video conferencing (ie Skills for Life, GESE and ISE). Centres proceeding with these exams must ensure that they fully comply with all prevailing government guidance in the context of COVID-19.

For further information, please see our UK and Ireland specific frequently asked questions.

Our Digital Grades and Diplomas for music, Rock & Pop and drama are available from November. This exciting new product suite will complement traditional face-to-face exams and provide additional options for teachers and learners.

Book a Trinity music exam in the UK - online or by post.

Postal booking

To enter any Trinity classical or jazz music exam:

  • check the date, fee and centre details - see table below
  • complete the relevant application form in the table below and send it, along with the full fee, to the local representative at your nearest centre before the exam closing date
  • make cheques payable to Trinity College London

You can enter for an exam at one of Trinity’s public centres - or,  if you fulfil certain criteria, request an examiner visit you:

  • Public centres: each public centre has a local representative who can assist you in entering for an exam. The local representative will organise the enrolment and scheduling of the exam, as well as making sure your results and certificates are sent to you after the exam.
  • Examiner visit: for further information on booking an examiner visit, please see Private music exam visits in England, Scotland and Wales. Please note that examiner visits are not available in Northern Ireland.


Exam centres and dates

Application forms

2020/21 Fees

UK - Classical and Jazz, Percussion and Drum Kit

UK - Rock & Pop

Ireland - Rock & Pop

Music Theory exams

Theory exams can be taken at those centres indicated by an orange dot on the UK & Ireland Music centre map.

To enter for an exam, fill in an entry form and send with the appropriate fee to the local representative before the exam closing date as found on the UK & Ireland Music centre map. Each centre has a local representative who can assist you in entering for an exam. The local representative will organise the enrolment and scheduling of the exam, as well as making sure your results and certificates are sent to you after the exam. 

Please note:

  • Some centres may not offer written exams on all available days. Contact the centre representative to confirm on which days exams are available.
  • Further information on Theory exams (including dates) can be found on the Music Theory pages.

Confirmation of booking

You can request confirmation that your application form has been received by including a stamped addressed envelope with your application. Otherwise you should expect an appointment to be confirmed around three weeks in advance of the exam date.

Special needs information

Learn more about our provision for candidates with special needs and download a special needs request form.

Rock & Pop exams

Learn more about our Rock & Pop exam centres and book online at the Rock & Pop website.

Important information


Music Online Booking

In response to customer interest, Trinity has introduced a new online booking and payment service for practical music exams in the UK. All music grade, certificate and recital diploma exams (including percussion) are available.

  • Theory and Group exams are not currently included
  • Book Trinity Rock & Pop exams at

Book online


Online booking offers many new benefits – it allows applicants to:

  • book and pay for practical music exams
  • choose the most convenient exam centre
  • select a preferred date
  • receive a confirmed time and appointment slip by email, within 24 hours of booking
  • apply vouchers or special offers (issued since 15 August 2017)
  • register, log in and edit their account details
  • change or cancel a booking up until the closing date
  • view all booking and candidate details made on the system (since 15 August 2017)
  • send themselves an email reminder of the confirmed exam booking
  • plus there’s an improved registration process for Special Educational Needs bookings

These services aim to make it much easier for teachers, parents and candidates to plan around exams.

Book online


Online Booking is available at selected UK centres - please see Music Centres for location details.

Please note:

  • Special needs: candidates with special needs requirements can enter online, but will need to complete and return by post a special needs provision form. A link to this form is available on screen after an online booking has been made.
  • Private examiner visits: the procedure for booking examiner visits to private centres remains unchanged.
  • Rock & Pop: entry for Rock & Pop exams remains unchanged – bookings for Rock & Pop exams should be made via the Rock & Pop website at

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