Certificate for Music Educators
When and Where
- 7 Jan 2019 - 13 Dec 2019 (185 hours, 33 weeks)
- Days and times
- Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
- Morley College London
- Full fee
- £900 This course may be available for free
- Concession fee
- Concession Fee discount not applicable
- Senior fee
- Senior Fee discount not applicable
- This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
- Peter Collyer, Graham Dowdall, Phil Mullen
- Course code
What you will learn
The Certificate for Music Educators (London) is focussed on developing and promoting inclusion in music education. It is designed to help all teaching musicians and especially those who may work with children and young people in challenging circumstances. Workshop leaders include Graham Dowdall and Phil Mullen, both leading practitioners in the field of community music making and passionate advocates for inclusive practices in music education. The CME is designed to ‘encourage music educators to develop new skills, consolidate their understanding of the purposes of music education, and build their reflective practice, with the ultimate goal of enhancing their contribution to the musical learning of children and young people’ (Trinity London Specification).
CME London is a partnership between Morley College London, Sound Connections and the Musicians' Union which will provide a London hub for the CME and a community of practice for London music teachers, through which they can share best practice and enhance their skills while gaining the qualification.
Musicians' Union members may be eligible for a bursary to cover part of the fees for this course. Contact us for more details.
Late applications will be considered up until 18th January 2019.
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of children and young people’s musical learning
- Be able to plan, facilitate and evaluate children and young people’s musical learning
- Apply reflective practice and professional development strategies in music education
- Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour in a music education setting
- Ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion are embedded in your work as music educator
- Understand your Safeguarding duties as a music educator of children and young people
Class format and activities
The dates stated above are the outside dates for the course. The curriculum is based around continuing professional development activities that will be incorporated in each participant’s regular teaching commitments.
The content of the CME consists of three principal activities:
1. One-to-one mentoring and lesson observations provided by the course tutors.
2. One-day workshops at Morley College London.
3. Online learning modules provided by the Musician’s Union and Morley College London.
Students will create a portfolio of reflective statements and short essays that address the learning outcomes.
The outline schedule for 2019 (subject to final confirmation) will be:
Friday 4th January 2019 14.00-16.00: Induction event at Morley College London
Monday 7th January 2019: Course begins
January 2019: Initial meetings between participants and mentors take place
Sunday 27th January 2019 10.00-17.00, Morley College London: Workshop 1
Sunday 10th March 2019 10.00-17.00, Morley College London: Workshop 2
Sunday 9th June 2019 10.00-17.00, Morley College London: Workshop 3
Sunday 16th June 2019 10.00-17.00, Morley College London: Workshop 4
Workshops 5 and 6 TBC during Autumn Term 2019
Deadline for final submission of complete portfolios will be 6th December 2019
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
There are no specific entry requirements for the CME, but learners wishing to register for the course must demonstrate:
A level of musical competence that is appropriate to the demands of their working environment
Musical, communication and interpersonal skills that enable them to inspire confidence in and elicit musical responses from children and young people
The ability to cope with the learning and assessment demands of the Trinity CME
What you need to know before you enrol
The CME is a professional development course that runs from January to December and is for music educators who are current practitioners with regular teaching commitments, either private, in schools or at a music hub or centre. If you are unsure about the course's suitability for you then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal conversation about the requirements of the CME.
What you will need for your class
You will need to keep notes on your teaching and to bring your notes with you to your one-to-one meetings. This can be done by hand or electronically. You will need a computer and access to the internet and email.
Instrumentalists should bring their instruments to all workshops.