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

Every year Trinity College London supports the music education of thousands of students with assessments across a wide spectrum including popular, jazz, contemporary and classical music.

Trinity College London graded examinations and diplomas span performing, teaching, theory of music and composing, all of which are fully accredited by the relevant UK regulatory bodies.

Our Philosophy

The candidate is at the heart of our focus. That’s why we offer insightful assessments for everyone, from beginners right up to diplomas for the most advanced candidates.

All Trinity College London examiners are professional musicians, and they take special care to make candidates feel relaxed in the examination room, creating a positive environment for you to demonstrate your talents to your full potential.

Rock & Pop

Why Choose Rock & Pop


Play the music you love with our huge range of hit songs spanning all contemporary styles. Choose your set list from the eight songs in our new graded songbooks, play a song of your own choice, or perform one you’ve written yourself.


Develop the improvisation and playback session skills that professional musicians need. Showcase your technical skills in a real-life context through our technical focus songs, and demonstrate your ability to deliver a compelling live performance.


Achieve your goals with an externally regulated and internationally recognised qualification. Trust the 140-year heritage Trinity brings to contemporary music, and benefit from marks and comments on your performance from Trinity’s expert examiners.

English Language Qualifications

(English for speakers of other languages)

Trinity English language qualifications are recognised internationally as reliable evidence of proficiency in English. With a focus on developing communicative and interactive language skills, our exams assess and promote the skills needed for life in the 21st century.

A qualification for every learner

Trinity English language qualifications are suitable for people of all ages learning English as a foreign, second or additional language. Available at all levels, from beginner to advanced, our exams are available to individuals, schools and colleges in more than 60 countries worldwide


Trinity College London offers an unrivalled choice of new and updated qualifications for students and teachers of Acting, Communications Skills, Musical Theatre, Performance Arts, Speech and Drama, at all levels of experience and ability.

Our syllabus specifications provide a structured framework to encourage the progressive development of integrated performance and communication skills in solo, pairs and groups. Trinity’s solo and pair graded exams and diplomas are fully recognised globally by Ofqual. All of our drama exams allow teachers and candidates free-choice of performance pieces to focus on works that play to their strengths, interests or complement an existing curriculum.

Communication Skills

Trinity offers exams in Communication Skills for candidates of all ages at all levels. The exams are offered for individuals and groups at Initial (pre-foundation) to Grade 8. Trinity also offers Performance Certificates at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels, for candidates who want to focus on developing their skills in creating and delivering presentations for a range of audiences and settings.

TESOL teaching qualifications

With two billion people expected to be using or learning English by 2020, the need for teachers with high quality, internationally recognised English language teaching qualifications has never been greater.

Trinity’s position as a leading provider of international qualifications for TESOL teachers (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) means that these qualifications are ideally placed to meet your professional teaching needs, no matter where you are in your teaching career. Courses leading to Trinity qualifications are delivered by over 100 validated course providers worldwide. Contact providers direct to find out about course fees and dates in your area.

Cochin International Language Academy (CILA), Kerala, is the only TESOL course provider in India and has been offering the Trinity College Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL, OFQUAL Level 5) since 2013 and the Trinity College Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (LTCL DipTESOL, OFQUAL Level 7) since 2022.  The CertTESOL courses are offered by CILA throughout the year both as full-time face-to-face and online courses and part-time online courses. The DipTESOL is offered as a blended learning course. CILA is a modern institution with excellent facilities and well qualified teachers and teacher trainers. To find more about the course, course dates and fees, please visit CILA website.