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.
To enter any Trinity classical or jazz music exam:
You can enter for an exam at one of Trinity’s public centres - or, if you fulfil certain criteria, request an examiner visit you:
Exam centres and dates
UK - Classical and Jazz, Percussion and Drum Kit
Ireland - Classical and Jazz
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.
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
Rock & Pop exams
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.
Online booking offers many new benefits – it allows applicants to:
These services aim to make it much easier for teachers, parents and candidates to plan around exams.
Online Booking is available at selected UK centres - please see Music Centres for location details.