London College of Music Examinations
(LCM Examinations) is an examinations board offering graded and diploma qualifications in music
, and in drama & communication.
Formerly the external examinations department of the London College of Music
, it is now a department of the Faculty of Arts at University of West London
and is based in Ealing
, west London
It is one of three examination boards accredited by Ofqual
to award graded and diploma qualifications in music on the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework
(along with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
and Trinity Guildhall
). It is one of three boards accredited to award qualifications in speech and drama (along with Trinity Guildhall and LAMDA
The mapping of LCM Examinations onto the QCF means that candidates applying to UK universities through the UCAS
system can increase their points tariff if they have been awarded a Pass or higher at grades 6-8 in accredited subjects.
In addition to its work throughout the UK
, LCM Examinations has a significant international operation, particularly in South-East Asia
The current Director of Examinations is Professor John Howard (appointed 2000). The Chief Examiner in Music is Philip Aldred (appointed 2008), and the Chief Examiner in Drama & Communication is Dr Stephen Hazell (also appointed 2008).
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