Trinity College London Exams

Update on face-to-face exams

We are now planning to restart face-to-face practical examinations in private centres in the Republic of Ireland from the 1st September 2021. Booking for these exams can be made now. These plans are of course subject to any further government guidance.
Face-to-face exam bookings and Arts Award moderations will be subject to the usual advance booking period periods. All private exam centres will need to ensure they are fully compliant with all national and local government guidance in the context of COVID-19 to be able to host an exam session. Trinity has also produced a set of considerations that private centres will need to factor in when preparing their exam centres. This has been circulated to centre representatives and is also available on request from your Trinity contact.
Don’t forget, we continue to support teachers, candidates and schools across all our subjects through our new Digital Grades and Diplomas exams for music, Rock & Pop and drama. These stand alongside face-to-face assessment as an academically robust and simple-to-use option, and we encourage teachers, candidates and schools working across all of our arts subjects to consider a digital assessment if appropriate and convenient. This option is available to book at any point during the year. For more information see Digital Grades and Diplomas.

Exam Dates

Exam Dates

Winter 2021 (Practical)
Exam Session: 17th November – 1st December 2021 (Digital & Live Exams)
Closing Date: Friday 1st October
Winter 2021 (Theory)
9.30am Saturday 6th November 2021
Closing Date: Monday 20th September
Spring 2022 (Practical)
Exam Session: 28th February – 12th March (Digital & Live Exams)
Closing Date: Friday 21st January
Summer 2022 (Theory)
9.30am Saturday 7th May
Closing Date: Monday 21st March
Summer 2022 (Practical)
Exam Session: 18th May – 3rd June (Digital & Live Exams)
Closing Date: Friday 25th March

Throughout its history since 1872, Trinity has been at the forefront of music education and was the first conservatoire in 1877, to introduce the system of graded exams which is now widely used and appreciated by teachers and students throughout the world.

Exams are now held in more than 60 countries throughout the world. These provide an important goal and incentive for all students and the certificates that are awarded to successful candidates provide official evidence of the level of achievement gained. The standards demanded by Trinity College London exams are the same throughout the world and are understood and respected in all the countries where these exams are conducted.

Trinity Digital Grades and Diplomas Syllabuses Now Available

Registered Trinity College London Exam Center

We are pleased to announce the release of the syllabus specifications for Trinity’s Digital Grades and Diplomas (Music, Rock & Pop, Drama). These are now available to download from our website and detail all the requirements for the assessments.

There is also a short video to help candidates prepare for the exams. On the website you will find filming guidelines and a supporting video. In addition, we have provided guidance on the adaptations made to the music supporting tests and session skills.

To find out more visit



  • Download and complete the relevant entry form.
  •  Post or deliver it to us at Mezzo along with either a cheque, postal order, or bank draft (made payable to Trinity College London).
  • Please enquire for payment via bank transfer.
  • Proof of payment must be presented upon entry.

Postal Address:

Sorcha Stanley
Mezzo Music Academy
112 Greenlea Road
Dublin 6W
Eircode: D6W FF95

Can I request a specific date?

You cannot request a specific date, however, if there are any dates within the advertised week that you or your candidate cannot attend please state this in section C on the entry form. These date exemptions cannot be guaranteed but we will do our best to work around your requests.

What if I have missed the deadline?

If you have missed the deadline for your chosen exam session it may be possible to make a late entry. Anyone wishing to make a late entry must contact us immediately, we will advise on whether it will be possible and the cost involved.

  • For late entries received up to 21 days before the exam date: Surcharge of +50% of the entry fee applies.
  • For late entries received between 20 and 14 days before the exam date: Surcharge of +100% of the entry fee applies.

When will I receive the specific time and date of my exam?

Appointment forms detail the time and date of your exam, they are sent out 3 weeks prior to the exam date. Appointment forms are posted to the applicant, which is usually the music school or teacher. If you have not received your appointment form within 3 weeks of the exam session beginning you should contact us immediately.

I can’t make the date/time I have been given, can I change it?

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to change your appointment time. If you are unable to make the exam appointment you have been allocated please contact us as soon as possible to see if another appointment is possible. Please be aware that you are relying on a cancellation from another candidate in order to change your appointment time.

What happens if I am ill on the day of my exam?

Please contact your us in the first instance of the situation. We may be able to offer an examination time on another day.

If this is not possible then you can apply for a re-entry voucher by submitting a medical note together with the appointment slip within 30 days of the examination. This should be sent directly to Trinity College London, for attention of Operations (Music). The medical note should provide evidence that a candidate is not in a fit state to take their examination, but need not be a formal medical certificate. Photocopies of original documents are acceptable.

What provision is available for candidates with special educational needs?

Trinity College London is committed to creating an inclusive environment where candidates with special educational needs are able to demonstrate their skills and feel welcomed. Candidates who wish to make the examiner aware of their condition, or who require modified tests in a preferred format, must complete a special needs request form and include it with their entry, along with appropriate medical evidence. For further information please see Music special needs.


When will I receive my results and certificate?
Results are sent out immediately after the completion of the exam session; all exam reports should be received within 2 weeks of the exam session finishing. Certificates are issued 6-8 weeks after the exam session to the local representative who will forward them to the named applicant on the entry form.