National College Of Music

The NCM was established well over 100 years ago and specialises as a music examination board in external examination such as music examinations and speech subjects with music exam board centres throughout the United Kingdom and in some countries overseas. Please browse through the site and find out more about what we have to offer. We shall be pleased to hear from you, and thank you for your interest.

In 1894 the Moss family, with a few close musical friends, inaugurated The National College of Music. They were responsible for writing the first syllabuses, renting a property in London, and securing the agreement of a number of eminent musicians, Dukes of the Realm and church leaders of the day who were prepared for their names to be used as Founder Patrons. Mr William J Moss, the senior member of the family, was a shrewd businessman and he was concerned for the control of the College to remain in the hands of the founders as long as possible.