Exams start at beginner level and progress to professional Diplomas.

RGT@LCM guitar exams are organised by London College of Music Exams (one of the world's most respected music examination boards, established since 1887) and certificated by the University of West London.

From Grade One onwards RGT@LCM grade exams are regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) and UCAS points are awarded for Grade 6 and above.


Benefits of Taking an RGT@LCM Exam

  • Gain a useful and internationally recognised qualification.
  • Find out, via a reliable and independent assessment, what standard your playing is.
  • Achieve your playing potential by setting yourself a clear target to aspire to.
  • Preparing for the exam will help you develop all aspects of your playing in a structured way, increase your knowledge of guitar techniques and music theory.

Exam Information

Find out what's involved in each exam by reading the Exam Information Booklets.

The exam fees page contains details of all entry fees and dates.

Answers to the most commonly asked exam queries can be found on the frequently asked questions page.

You should also read the 'Conditions of Entry to RGT@LCM examinations'.

Examination Locations

Exam sessions are held three times a year throughout the U.K. With access to over 250 exam venues you should never have too far to travel to your examination - simply include your full address on your entry form and will be assigned to the nearest exam venue operating in your area.

RGT@LCM guitar exams are also held in many countries around the world including USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Eire, China, Malaysia, Singapore, India and Peru.


Replacement Certificates

Please see the LCM Replacement Certificate Information page for further information.

If you would like to request a replacement certificate,
please contact the main office either by phone (0208 231 2751) or e-mail (rgt.lcm@uwl.ac.uk).

General Enquiries: 020 8231 2751 - rgt.lcm@uwl.ac.uk
Membership Enquiries: 020 8231 2055 - membership@rgt.org

RGT@LCM, University of West London, St Mary's Road, London W5 5RF


Honorary Patrons

Sir Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Ronnie Wood, Suzi Quatro, Carlos Bonell, Neil Murray, Gordon Giltrap, John Etheridge, John Illsley, Glenn Tilbrook, Dave Kelly

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