Trinity College London is an international not-for-profit examining institution - dean of the external examiners since 1877 - currently operating in more than 90 countries, offering examinations of music, English language and other performing arts.
Its homologation is international, since they are framed within the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). They also provide points on the UCAS Fee (UK University admissions central service) for students who wish to study at British institutes and universities.
The strong point of Trinity College London lies in the policy of offering a test that follows the natural learning form of students as individuals, without imposing a rigid format in which to pass they must learn to take the exam and not to learn how to play.
This philosophy can be seen in the wide and varied repertoire listings, the flexibility of the supporting evidence, and the choices available for the candidate to demonstrate his technical ability.
The most popular Trinity exams are the Grade exams, and are divided into 9 levels ranging from the beginning with the instrument to a pre-professional level. They are focused on classical music and jazz, mainly, and include works, technique and varied exercises with the instrument.
Also divided into 9 levels, there are Rock & Pop exams. They comprise, from a focus on how modern music is taught, a complete assessment of skills through real Rock and Pop themes ranging from the 1950’s to the present.
The perfect complement to all of them is the Music Theory exams. They are written exams, which level by level are underpinning a theoretical foundation to ensure the student's overall musical development.