The Inclusive Practitioner CME Level 4 is accredited by Trinity College London; the international exam board for the performing arts and English language.
The Inclusive Practitioner CME is a comprehensive training programme leading to a professional, level 4 qualification in music education designed by Bristol Beacon’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 experience barriers when accessing music education in formal and non-formal settings.
Applications are now open, scroll down for details on how to apply.
Through this course musicians will develop their skills in working with young people with disabilities who experience barriers when accessing music education.
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 learning mentor support. The work submitted includes a portfolio of coursework and observations.
The CME is for music educators who have at least one year of previous experience, who are currently working with young people and who are committed to developing their inclusive practice.
Learners might include:
As a learner on the CME course you will:
The CME course consists of an induction and eight full days of training, which have been designed to meet the requirements of the qualification as well as preparing practitioners to work to a high standard.
• 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
The fee for a full standard place is £500.00. This is a reduced fee due to support from the National Foundation for Youth Music.
Individual training sessions are available to book at £35.00 per session.
We may be able to provide further financial support. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please contact us for a bursary application form.
“I found the course extremely valuable and insightful. It allowed me to understand some of the theory underpinning my work and gave me resources (games, approaches, language, theories, signposting to other people and orgs) that I have shared in my own practice and training sessions.”
In order to apply for the Inclusive Practitioner CME, you should have:
• At least one year’s experience as a music educator in any setting
• Current work as a music educator with young people (paid or voluntary)
• A level 3 qualification (e.g. A-levels or NVQs) or equivalent experience
• An up to date, enhanced DBS check (we can provide support in starting this process if necessary)
You should be able to demonstrate:
• A level of musical competence that is appropriate to the demands of your working environment
• Appropriate musical, communication and interpersonal skills
• The ability to cope with the learning and assessment demands of a Level 4 qualification and to meet deadlines
• Demonstrate a commitment to attending the full course content
For an application form, please contact us and reference the Inclusive Practitioner CME.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0117 204 7140
After you have submitted your application form, along with references, we will contact you to discuss the next steps. This may involve inviting you for an informal chat to discuss your current work and what you are hoping to gain from the Inclusive Practitioner CME.
Find out more information about this course, the course facilitators and how to apply in our course brochure.
The NCIE is a national initiative established by Bristol Beacon which aims to transform the music industry and education sectors by removing barriers to participation at all levels.
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.