Digital Music Diplomas

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The Digital Performance Diplomas in music are available at ATCL and LTCL levels. They enable candidates to record their pieces/songs at a place and time of their choice and then submit the video recording via our online platform to be assessed by our examiners. The exams have the same academic rigour as our face-to-face exams, and candidates gain full recognition for their achievements, with the same certificate awarded as for the face-to-face exams. 

Designed for digital 
Responsive to a changing world, these exams have been designed to support teaching, learning and assessment through a digital medium. 

Your performance, your choice 
Sitting alongside our face-to-face diploma exams, digital exams provide even more choice and flexibility in how a regulated qualification can be achieved. 

Digital support content 
Comprehensive online resources provide support to candidates and teachers throughout their digital exam journey.

Exam requirements 

To understand how the digital exams compare to face-to-face exams, and to help candidates identify what they need to record on their video, please see the table below. Please see the syllabuses for full information. 

Music Diploma Exams (ATCL & LTCL) 

Face-to-face  Exams  

Digital Exams  

Recital according to parameters defined in the syllabus. 

Recital according to parameters defined in the syllabus. 

Written programme. 

Written programme. 


Syllabus documents 

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To understand the exam requirements, you will also need:


What you need to do next

  1. Select your pieces from the published lists or submit your own programme for approval 
  2. Create your written programme 
  3. Download and complete your submission and information form in MS Word or PDF format (not required for exam entries made after 16 November, this will be completed in the platform itself)
  4. Take photos or scan your pieces (if necessary - please see our guidance document)
  5. Have your approval letter ready for upload 
  6. Piano candidates should also read the Piano Requirements document
  7. Remember to upload your submission and information form, approval letter and written programme together with your video

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