Centres & Dates

Centres & Dates

Examination Centres

For details of examination centres click here

Latest dates of examination entry 2015–2016 and 2016–2017

For application deadlines 2015–2016 click here

For application deadlines 2016–2017 click here

Members who are considering taking one of the College's examinations in the Winter 2016 session are reminded that the final deadline for receipt of applications and fees is Friday 23 October. Applications can be made online via the members' area of the website at any time. Potential candidates are advised that places will be allocated in order of receipt and applications will close when the lists are full or at the deadline whichever is the sooner.

Please note that the themes for ARCO Paper I Question 2b (Melody-based Composition) will be sent to candidates in order to allow 10 days for completion. The completed scores together with the declarations from two professional musicians (as per ARCO Regulations) must be received by the College no later than 10.00am on the day of the Written Papers (hand to a College representative at the chosen examination centre before sitting Written Paper I). This option is binding once the College has received the composition. Candidates may not then choose Question 2a on the day of their written examination. A request for the themes does not oblige the candidate to complete Question 2b.

Timetables for Written Examinations 2015–2016 and 2016–2017

For the written examinations timetable 2015–2016 click here

For the written examinations timetable 2016–2017 click here

Please note that the ARCO Aural Perception tests will be given on or near the date of a candidate's Practical Examination.

Timetable for Practical Examinations (Organ Playing and Keyboard Skills) 2015–2016

January 2016

Huddersfield (CertRCO, ARCO & FRCO): 7 and 8 January
London (CertRCO & FRCO): 11, 12, 14 January
London (ARCO): 25, 26, 28 January

Examination Organs

Specifications of the examination organs may be downloaded by clicking on these links:

St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
St Barnabas, Dulwich