Exams & qualifications

If you have the ambition, we have a qualification for you! MLC Academy offers a series of grade music exams, performance diplomas and vocational qualifications. Available from entry level to level six, the courses carry both QCF credits and UCAS points.

The qualifications on offer are practical, flexible and fun and are designed to suit musicians of all abilities and aspirations.

Music exams are great for developing a range of skills, learning new styles of music and getting a respected and recognised qualification that is a true measure of your playing and musical abilities. They also illustrate a strong discipline to learn and that you are committed to self development. This is a great addition for your CV as such awards help strengthen a personal statement for university applications and future employment.

At MLC Academy, we teach from several globally recognised exam boards. The syllabus’ that we have chosen to teach from are RSL Awards for Bass, Guitar Vocals, Drum Kit, Music Production and Music Theory; ABRSM for Piano and London College of Music for Musical Theatre.

MLC Academy is the Nottingham exam centre for both RSL awards and Trinity College rock and pop. In addition, members of our teaching team are certified Arts Award assessors and we offer a range of different awards, all of which are wide-ranging and inclusive.

MLC Academy also offers an accredited music production course that has been specifically designed as an introduction to both working in a studio and producing music.

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