The Inclusive Practitioner Certificate for Music Educators

The Inclusive Practitioner CME is a comprehensive training programme leading to a professional, level 4 qualification in music education designed by Bristol Music Trust’s National Centre for Inclusive Excellence (NCIE) and is accredited by Trinity College, London.

It offers musicians the opportunity to develop and validate their skills in working with young people who are physically and/or learning disabled. The course is led by experts in the field of musically inclusive practice and is built around an ethos of reflective practice and person-centred learning.

The CME programme consists of a year of face to face training and 1-2-1 mentoring and is assessed through a portfolio of coursework and observations.

Course Outline

The CME course consists of an induction and eight full days of training, which have been designed meet the requirements of the qualification as well as preparing practitioners to work to a high standard.

Content includes:

– Exploring the context of music education for young people
– Understanding how young people develop musically
– Identifying and overcoming barriers to musical learning
– How to plan, facilitate and evaluate musical learning
– Reflecting on your own work and professional development
– Awareness of best practice including safeguarding and disability awareness

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