National College of Music and Arts, London – providing music examinations and more at all levels throughout the UK and around the world.

The National College of Music and Arts, London was established over 100 years ago and now specialises as a music examinations board using its own graded examinations in music and speech subjects, with examination centres throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.

Please browse through the site and find out more about what we have to offer. We shall be pleased to hear from you, and thank you for your interest.

Latest News

Congratulations to our Associate Fellows

The Council of the NCM sincerely congratulates all recently-elected Associate Fellows! We have been extremely impressed by the exceptional credentials of those on whom we have been able to confer the award and we hope that receipt of our highest non-examined diploma will encourage them ever further in their musical endeavours.

In order to qualify for consideration by the NCM’s Executive Council you need to be an experienced musician whose achievements are of the highest calibre and whose contribution to the musical arena is exceptional. If you would like to be considered for the award of Associate Fellow of the National College of Music (AFNCollM) please send a comprehensive curriculum vitae and letter of interest to  If your application is successful a fee of £100 is payable, which covers administration costs.

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Online Examinations

During this challenging time we are pleased to be able to offer online examinations at all levels. Unlike face-to-face grade examinations, which require five or more candidates for a visit, there is no minimum number of entries per session for video grades.

If you are a teacher and would like to make an examination booking for your students, or if you are an individual person interested in one of our diploma examinations, please contact our Director of Studies, Dr. Andrew Wilson, at who will be pleased to guide you through the examination process.


Solo Singing

Church Organ



Descant Recorder

Musical Theatre

The above subjects are just an example of some of the syllabuses we offer, click here to view a list of the others.

NCM Society

Aims and Ojectives of the Society, and advantages for both Members and the College.
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College History

In 1894 the Moss family, with a few close musical friends, inaugurated The National College of Music. They were responsible for writing the first syllabuses
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College Council

The College Council is effectively the College Management Team. It meets three or four times annually for discussion and policy-making decisions.
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Advisory Council

In 2006, the College agreed to convene a group of people, distinguished in their respective fields, to act as its Advisory Council. These people have kindly agreed
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National Federation of Church Musicians

The Federation is open to all church musicians, viz. organist, pianist, chorister, singer, conductor, instrumentalist, music group member. All applications for membership will be on the recommendation of the Director of Music where appropriate.
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