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Morley College London to offer Certificate for Music Educators

Morley College London has been validated to offer CME London – a new course for music educators who work with children and young people – from January 2019.

Morley College London has announced that it has been successfully validated by Trinity College London to offer the Certificate for Music Educators (CME) from January 2019.

CME London – a consortium partnership between Morley College, Sound Connections and the Musicians’ Union (MU) – is a one-year Level 4 Foundation course specifically designed for music educators who work with children and young people both in and out of school.

CME London course details

Open to musicians who work for music education hubs, community music leaders and private music teachers and delivered by tutors from Morley College and experts from Sound Connections and the MU, the course will consist of six workshop days, spread across the year, online support, observations and a mentoring programme.

Underpinning the programme will be an inclusive approach to music teaching and learning with children and young people.

Peter Collyer, Head of Music and Performing Arts at Morley College London, said:

‘This is an important initiative which will create an invaluable community of learning in Central London to enhance music education across the capital. Here at Morley College, we are very proud to be collaborating with Sound Connections and the MU in a way that will have a positive impact on inclusion and participation by supporting musicians in the development of the wider skills they need to be educators.’

Philip Flood, Director at Sound Connections, said:

‘Inclusion is at the centre of everything we undertake at Sound Connections and so we are delighted to be part of a new training offer which puts musically inclusive practice at the very centre of its approach.’

Diane Widdison, National Organiser for Education and Training, Musicians’ Union, said:

‘The Musicians’ Union is pleased to be supporting this initiative on behalf of our thousands of members in London who work as music educators. We’re delighted that this practical, accessible and forward-thinking programme, which also leads to a professional qualification, is being made available in the capital.’

Francesca Christmas, Head of Academic Governance of Music, Trinity College London, said:

‘Trinity College London is delighted to be working with CME London and we are looking forward to supporting them in such important work with music educators in London.’

For more information about CME London, please contact music@morleycollege.ac.uk.