Orange Rock Guitar Courses & Accredited Exams

Learn our graded course and benefit from the first ever accredited guitar exams taken online

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Free Graded materials for Teachers and students

Contains music needed for your graded exams COMPLETELY FREE for grades 1,2,3,4,5,6, 7 & 8

Why should I learn guitar?

Because you’re not a rock god (yet)

We have created fully accredited guitar courses for everyone. Learn guitar from scratch, whichever way you prefer, on your own, with a teacher or through our website via guided lessons. You also get the added bonus of knowing you’re learning from an internationally recognised syllabus with the benefit of being able to take an exam online at any time to earn a qualification – something that could help you earn a place at UK universities if that’s your thing. Or for those who can already play guitar & would like to put their skills to the test!

Why Accreditation is important

Recognised high standard qualifications

Over 50 years of producing top quality gear has given us a reputation for high standards: The Online exams have been approved and registered on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and  the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) with OFQUAL.

Having our courses approved means they can be legitimately used to broaden your career opportunities & help you feel empowered.

This has been enabled through our partnership with Online Music Exams and The Learning Machine. The exam materials have been written by experienced, qualified guitar teachers and examiners. The exams have been rigorously critiqued by independent testers during the last two years. These valuable contributions continue and the materials are always improving.

Why this method is better

We give the student & teacher more control

This is a fully accredited exam experience for students wanting to take a graded approach to the guitar. Orange have collaborated with Online Music Exams to create the first accredited guitar grade experience held completely online.

  • Free exam materials

    Download your exam materials and syllabus for free – includes free backing tracks, sight reading & aural tests

  • Anytime

    Take the Exam on any day of the year – no booking necessary – no pressure

  • Anywhere

    No travelling to an exam centre – you can take the exam in the comfort of your own home with access to internet

  • Fast results

    Receive your results and accredited certificate in days

  • Saves money

    Use our 3 tier system to benefit from lower grade costs & our materials are free

  • More choice

    Choose any pieces you like to play within grade parameters

How much does it cost?

Actually, it’s less than you think

Through our partnership with Online Music Exams we are able to offer examinations online at a very competitive price. Instead of taking 9 exams and paying for them individually, students can now take advantage of paying via the new 3 tier system. The new system groups exam content together so there are less exams to take, giving you better value for money.

  • Online Music Exams (Foundation)
  • Includes Debut – Grade 2
  • £80
  • Other Exam Boards (Debut – Grade 2)
  • Debut Grade: £38, Grade 1: £43, Grade 2: £48
  • £129
  • Online Music Exams (Intermediate)
  • Includes Grade 3 – 5
  • £80
  • Other Exam Boards (Grades 3 – 5)
  • Grade 3: £53, Grade 4: £60, Grade 5: £68
  • £181
  • Online Music Exams (Advanced)
  • Includes Grade 6 – 8
  • £80
  • Other Exam Boards (Grade 6 – 8)
  • Grade 6: £75, Grade 7: £83, Grade 8: £95
  • £253
  • Online Music Exams (all grades)
  • Includes Debut – Grade 8
  • £240
  • Other Exam Boards (all grades)
  • Includes Debut – Grade 8
  • £563

How does it work?

Short answer: magic. Long answer below…

Once students have learnt the materials needed for the exam and they feel ready, they can take the exam.

The exam is completely online and is captured via video recordings. Students will hear an examiner who will ask them to perform set pieces, scales, sight reading aural and theory.

Once completed these recordings are automatically uploaded to the examiner who will mark and grade the exam.

When the exam is approved, the student will have their marks sent to their account and if they have passed they will receive their Orange digital certificate.

Your marks will be uploaded to the government table for results and you can check your qualification with the number on your certificate.

For more details on exam policies and rules go to

As the exam process from start to finish is completely online you can receive your marks and certificate within days as opposed to the standard couple of weeks.