The Archbishops' Award in Church Music: Syllabus

The Archbishops' Award in Church Music consists of the following:

  • Part A: Portfolio/Project File
  • Part B: Practical Examination
  • Part C: Viva Voce examination

Parts A, B and C are common to both Church Music qualifications, and may be entered EITHER as the Archbishops' Award OR as part of the ACertCM. All Parts for either qualification must be completed within a maximum of four years. Candidates who have gained the Archbishops' Award may subsequently enter for Parts D1, D2 and E in order to complete the ACertCM requirements, provided that all the Parts A to E are completed within a maximum of four years.

Candidates must achieve the pass mark (60%) in each Part. Candidates who fail in one or more Parts are entitled to re-take or re-submit those requirements and satisfy the examiners within four years of their first submission. Part B, the Practical Examination, if failed, may not be retaken within three months of the previous examination.