Students can progress from preliminary level through to Diploma Level with the London College of Music (University of West London), Royal Irish Academy, & Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music. It is not compulsory to sit these exams but the majority of students enjoy the challenge and sense of well being that this system provides. Students are also prepared for the practical section for the Junior & Leaving Certificate examinations. The practical section of these State Examinations forms a large component of the overall mark. To date over one hundred students that have attended the school have completed their Dip LCM.  Many students have also received awards at County, Provincial & All Ireland levels. Many students have reached a level of excellence where they were accepted to study music at third level.