Workforce Development

Developing an inclusive and representative music education workforce

Inclusive practice in music education is still considered a trait of the ‘deluxe’ music leader. We believe that all those supporting others to make music should possess the skills necessary to be able to work in an appropriate way with whoever is in the room. We also believe that the workforce is not representative and needs more musicians and teachers who identify as disabled so that young people have appropriate role models.

What is The Inclusive Practitioner CME?

The Inclusive Practitioner is a comprehensive training programme developed and delivered by the National Centre for Inclusive Excellence. The course leads to a professional, level 4 Certificate for Music Educators, 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 course 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.

How can I get involved?

Applications for The Inclusive Practitioner CME 2020/21 have now opened. Click the button below for more information about the course. To request an application form, please contact us and reference the Inclusive Practitioner CME.


Tel: 0117 204 7140


Accredited by

The Inclusive Practitioner level 4 Certificate for Music Educators, accredited by Trinity College London.

Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

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.

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