Students can take up grade exams in music conducted by Trinity College London once they complete a basic course. The grading begins with the Initial Grade, and is then numbered from Grade 1 to Grade 8 in increasing difficulty. Candidates are rated under three categories – the performance of musical pieces, technical work such as scales, and supporting tests such as sight reading and improvisation. Candidates are graded on a scale from 1 to 100, with 60 being the pass mark. Candidates have some flexibility in the choices of pieces and tests prepared for each of these sections.
In addition to graded examinations, TCL also offers diplomas in music at three levels - Associate (ATCL), Licentiate (LTCL) and Fellowship (FTCL).
Though the batch could comprise of students at various levels and of different ages they are personally coached taking into account their comfort-level of learning. The student will have to attend the exam on the said date / time and pass the respective exam to qualify for certification.