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Music Diplomas

Our suite of music diplomas (ATCL, LTCL and FTCL) offers a comprehensive range of professional qualifications in performance, teaching and theory. The diplomas are designed to appeal to those aspiring to various branches of the profession, and those already involved in it who may be seeking to gain recognition for new or existing skills.

Teaching Diplomas and Theory Diplomas are available at two levels:

  • ATCL: equivalent in standard to the first year recital of an undergraduate degree
  • LTCL: equivalent in standard to the final year recital of an undergraduate degree

Whereas Performance Diplomas are available at three levels:

  • ATCL: equivalent in standard to the first year recital of an undergraduate degree
  • LTCL: equivalent in standard to the final year recital of an undergraduate degree
  • FTCL: equivalent in standard to a postgraduate course recital at a conservatoire or university

Our Music Grade and Diploma exams are available both in digital and face-to-face formats.

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