If you are thinking about taking one of our diploma examinations, you may be interested to know that we have withdrawn the requirement for scales and arpeggios to be played in the Associate or Licentiate diplomas. We continue to expect a professional execution of a candidate’s programme and the two other sections of the examination, namely the sight-reading exercise and the discussion with the examiner, remain as before,  
We hope that if you decide to proceed with a diploma examination you will find the experience to be positive and rewarding from the outset, and if you have any questions, please email our director of studies, Mr Andrew Wilson, on wilsona@ncm-london.co.uk