Music to our ears: Our successful CME:EC course is full


 We are delighted to announce that our Certificate for Music Educators: Early Childhood course has reached capacity bookings for the 2020/2021 cohort. 

The Certificate for Music Educators (CME): Early Childhood is a recognised National Qualification validated by Trinity College London; it offers a flexible, part-time, distance-learning qualification in early childhood music 


Since validation in 2017, this course has proved very popular with both musicians and early years practitioners/teachers.

The CME: Early Childhood qualification is at Level 4 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (equivalent to first year Batchelors degree) and has been designed to develop high quality educators to work in early childhood music.
This course is for anyone who wants to improve their skills and knowledge in early childhood music education and focuses on practice across the 0-5 age phase in a wide range of settings and situations.


Feedback has been extremely positive from students and the quality assessors;
Professor Chris Pascal, CREC Director, writes:
‘I feel this course is going from strength to strength. The course team have again provided excellent support to their CME students through their teaching, mentoring and assessment strategies and practice. I believe the mentoring process is an outstanding feature of this course and provides the students with individualised and personal feedback which encourages critical reflection and development of practice, leading to excellence in music teaching for young children.’
 Feedback from our most recent cohort of students includes:
‘This course has given me the confidence I was hoping for, to take significant steps forward in my practice but also in my ambition in terms of the role I can play within early years music.’
‘My early childhood music practice has evolved a lot over the last 12 months. The first teaching observation in particular gave me permission to adapt it from being "teachery" to being much more playful, using fewer words and incorporating more child-led music-making. The CME:EC course is definitely not a tick-box exercise! The biggest impact has been giving me the confidence to apply and successfully gain a new role leading EY strategy for a music education hub. I finally feel that I can influence and put into practice many of the approaches that we have observed, discussed and read about. I will be developing a coherent EY music offer that can draw on best practice I've seen throughout this course.’

Gary Spruce (Trinity College London) comments:
‘Students are very well-supported by highly-skilled and very experienced staff who have national and international reputations in the field of early years education.’
If you would like to join our waiting list and/or be informed as soon as applications open for our next 2021 cohort, please contact .


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