Supporting the school workforce

A highly trained and well-supported workforce is the beating heart of any school. Equipping teachers with the skills and confidence to deliver a creative and engaging music education programme won’t just reap academic benefits but foster a life-long love of music in your students too.

Trinity’s Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (CME) qualification is designed to support educators from a wide range of music and teaching backgrounds to  develop the knowledge and understanding of fundamental music education principles.  Examples of the types of learners who have completed the CME include instrumental/vocal teachers, primary school teachers, early years practitioners, workshop leaders, SEND specialists – even a lunchtime supervisor. The CME does not require a high degree of musical achievement – simply a musical ability appropriate to the setting in which you are working. This can be particularly helpful for learners coming from an education background but want to develop their confidence in music delivery and pedagogy.

Our CME course providers come with a broad range of expertise and specialisms, delivered in both online and face-to-face formats. Our Public centres accept learners from a wide variety of backgrounds but, alternatively, we also have specific programmes led by our Specialist centres, designed to train learners working in particular music education settings, such as Early Years and SEND.

For more information about the CME, check out:

If you’re from a Multi-Academy Trust or part of a larger network of schools, you might be interested in being validated as your own Private CME centre. For more information on what this entails, please take a look at the following resources:

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Arts Award adviser training is an excellent way to upskill your workforce whilst broadening your music offer. You can find out more about how Arts Award can be used in Primary, Secondary, SEND and Alternative Provision settings in the corresponding pages of this

All of our adviser training is conducted online and entails a half day of training plus pre and post-training tasks. We offer a 20% discount for groups attending the same course as well as made-to-measure options too.

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Or, if you just want to know more about Trinity exams, why not book a Music INSET session with us? We have a range of different options available, in person or online.


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