The Trinity Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (CME) is a two-year course, however, course participants can opt for the fast-track route, and complete in a shorter time.
The course aims to meet the needs of local schools. It is for adults who appreciate the full scope of primary music education and who can support schools in meeting the needs of, and developing, the school’s music curriculum.
The course will enable music educators to gain recognition for their work while benefiting from opportunities to develop their practice. Participation in the CME will support music leaders and practitioners with the confidence and expertise to develop music education for all children, through an inclusive approach to the music curriculum, and an understanding of how schools and agencies such as music hubs may work in partnership.
Study is part-time and flexible. Each participant is expected to maintain a reflective journal; attend the equivalent of four one-day training days; engage in personal tutorials; and to be observed and assessed by the course tutor(s) on a minimum of two occasions.
Further support is arranged to fit around participants' professional commitments, meaning that they can continue with their professional activities whilst working towards the CME. Learners must complete the Trinity CME within two years, although many will complete it in less time.
Canterbury Christ Church University currently supports over 600 trainee teachers a year in primary music, and has a designated music tutor team as well as a well-equipped primary music room with access to primary music resources including up to date technology. Participants will have access to a range of textbooks and activity support publications.