The course fee is £900.
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Visit the Morley College website for further information an to apply online.
The course is led by Peter Collyer, Head of School, Music and Performing Arts at Morley College.
What you will learn
The Certificate for Music Educators (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.
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 content of the CME consists of three principal activities:
- One-to-one mentoring and lesson observations provided by the course tutors.
- One-day workshops at Morley College London.
- 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 4 January 2019 14.00-16.00: Induction event at Morley College London
- Monday 7 January 2019: Course begins
- January 2019: Initial meetings between participants and mentors take place
- Sunday 27 January 2019 10.00-17.00, Morley College London: Workshop 1
- Sunday 10 March 2019 10.00-17.00, Morley College London: Workshop 2
- Sunday 9 June 2019 10.00-17.00, Morley College London: Workshop 3
- Sunday 16 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 email@example.com 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.
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