Schedules & Locations

Schedules & Locations

The examinations for the Certificate and for the Associateship and Fellowship Diplomas are held in January and July each year. The examinations for the Licentiateship in Teaching and the Choral Directing Diploma are held in October.

This page contains details of relevant dates and venues for the current academic year(s).

Coronavirus / Covid-19 Updates: the College continues to monitor and comply with all Government guidelines in the scheduling of our examination sessions. In addition, we are committed to ensuring that the revised arrangements we are required to put in place do not disadvantage any individual candidate. We will continue to contact candidates directly whenever there is an update, but the latest announcements can also be found on our news page (please click to visit).

Application Deadlines

For application deadlines 2020–2021 click here.

For application deadlines 2021–2022 click here.

Timetables for Written Examinations

For the written examinations timetable 2020–2021 click here.

For the written examinations timetable 2021–2022 click here.

Timetable for Practical Examinations (Organ Playing and Keyboard Skills)

Winter 2021

This session will take place under Interim Regulations with all candidates examined by AV submission.

All affected candidates were sent confirmation and their candidate number on 11 November. If you have not received this information please contact andrew.macintosh@rco.org.uk as soon as possible.

Summer 2022

Venue information will be published here in due course.

Examination Organs

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