Our Music Grade and Diploma exams are available both in digital and face-to-face formats.
Trinity teaching diplomas cover instrumental and vocal teaching to individuals, small groups and in the classroom. Available at ATCL and LTCL levels, they cover both theory and practice, including teaching observation.
The diplomas aren't tied to any particular course: you choose how you want to study for your diploma - on your own, with your teacher or through a programme of study.
ATCL Principles of Instrumental/Vocal Teaching
This examines how well you understand the theory behind effective music teaching, and your ability to plan and deliver teaching activities.
LTCL Instrumental/Vocal Teaching (individual or small instrumental groups)
LTCL Music Practice: Teaching (classroom group)
A step up from ATCL, these are designed to let you show you can plan and deliver teaching to individuals and small groups at all abilities, and taking full control of the teaching environment. You’ll show your understanding through a mix of research, documented experience, case studies and critical reflection. The examiner will also evaluate your teaching.
These diplomas share sound design principles, and are divided into two units, both of which must be passed to achieve an overall pass:
Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.
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