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 Update

In view of the continuing uncertainty about the spread of Covid-19 and in the light of the government's most recent advice, the Royal College of Organists (RCO) has today (Tuesday 17th March) released an update about the impact on RCO events, examinations and National Organ Day. Click here to read Update: RCO and Covid-19.

Application Deadlines

For application deadlines 2020–2021 click here.

Timetables for Written Examinations

For the written examinations timetable 2020–2021 click here.

Timetable for Practical Examinations (Organ Playing and Keyboard Skills)

Provisional dates for Summer 2020 will be published here in due course.

Examination Organs

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