Music qualifications offered in the UK & Ireland

Whatever your musical tastes, Trinity College London has the music qualifications for you.

The following Trinity music exams are available in the UK & Ireland. For detailed information about each qualification please follow the relevant link below which will take you to the qualifications section of our website.

If you have any questions about any of the qualifications please get in touch.

Digital Grades and Diplomas

Digital Grades and Diplomas sit alongside our face-to-face exams, providing even more choice and flexibility in how a regulated graded qualification can be achieved.

Classical & Jazz Grades

Our graded exams from Initial to Grade 8 allow learners to perform to their strengths; the flexible structure enables learners to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers.

Rock & Pop Grades

With our huge range of hit songs spanning all contemporary styles, you get to play the music you love, while developing the huge range of skills that professional musicians need. 

Music Certificate Exams

Certificate exams offer a performance-only alternative to graded exams for solo performers or groups, at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced level.


Our diplomas (ATCL, LTCL and FTCL) are for those looking to take their professional development to the next level in music performance, teaching or theory.

Theory of Music grades

Our Theory of Music grades exams respond to modern teaching and learning styles, with workbooks presenting the study of musical theory in bright and practical formats.

Certificate for Music Educators

Our Level 4 CME is supported by a flexible programme of learning, and is designed for music educators who work with children and young people.

Musical Theatre

Our Musical Theatre exams provide learners with the opportunity to integrate acting, singing and movement

Awards and Certificates in Musical Development

Fully inclusive qualifications for schools and other settings delivering the Sounds of Intent music learning programme.

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