The Trinity CME is suitable for anyone who works as a music educator with children and young people, including:
- Instrumental and vocal teachers
- Early years and primary teachers
- Community musicians and workshop leaders
- Professional musicians who undertake education work
The qualification assesses learners in:
- Understanding how children and young people learn music
- Planning, facilitating and evaluating their learning
- Reflective practice and professional development
- Promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
- Our Distance Learning programme allows learners to study for the Trinity CME at a time and place that suits them. There is no requirement to attend the centre in person, instead the course can be completed remotely through e-learning. Learners can choose how long they take to complete the qualification, up to a maximum of 2 years.
- Our version of the Trinity CME is a reflective programme designed for teachers working in any music education context. Each learner is assigned a mentor who will help them to plan their learning journey at the beginning of the programme, and support them throughout their time on the programme.
- Interactive e-modules are provided for each of the 6 units of the qualification, with video, audio, web-based and text-based resources to give a range of learning options. The learners work through these modules in the order agreed with their mentor, and create a portfolio of evidence by completing the e-module tasks.
- We operate a programme of rolling assessment, meaning that learners can submit their e-module tasks at any time during the programme. There are no penalties for submitting evidence that is not accepted, and learners can resubmit as many times as they like until they meet the required standard.
- Successful learners have praised the centre’s provision, with 100% of completed learners surveyed rating the support provided by their mentor as Excellent.
The cost of the qualification is £725.00.
“Since my CME I have been working within a new Primary School helping to set up music and the arts. I became acting Music Lead and have been enjoying getting fully immersed in Primary Music. The CME definitely helped me find the confidence to take on this new role, so thank you a lot!”
Laura Loft, Community Musician
“The CME provided a focus for professional development that has increased my confidence and deepened my understanding, enabling me to apply my subject expertise more effectively across the primary phase.”
Beth Brimmicombe, Primary Music Subject Leader
“The CME helped me think in depth about my career as a peripatetic woodwind teacher and how I can continue my own professional development. The pedagogical grounding the CME gave me is invaluable to both my students and myself.”
Clare Oloya, Peripatetic Teacher
“The CME course has enabled me to develop a wider understanding of music education and has provided me with the opportunity to develop my own practice as a teacher. Since completing the course I have been able to apply everything I have learned in order to improve the effectiveness of my lessons, as well as developing further confidence in my teaching.
Natasha Ronayne, Peripatetic Teacher