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110 hours in total

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11 CHALLENGES  tRINITY CME
17 CHALLENGES ABRSM CME


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Testimonials

What our learners say 

Stephanie Sheldon

scotland, ENACT MUSIC trinity CME
I really enjoyed studying and completing the Enact Music CME course. I found the online materials extremely informative and easy to use and felt fully supported throughout the duration of the course by my mentor. Feedback was prompt and the regular calls were very encouraging and beneficial too. The flexibility of the course enabled me to complete this around my own schedule.  This course gave me the confidence to open my own teaching studio.

Kai Chung Tse

hONG KONG, ENACT MUSIC ABRSM CME
As a part time music teacher, I find the CME course very useful for my teaching. It gives me a UK based teaching qualification, prestigious in the UK and worldwide. At Enact Music, mentors are very helpful and I can complete the course by distance learning. I definitely recommend the course to international students!

Paul Chandler

england, enact music Trinity CME
I found the Enact Music CME course very rewarding. It was very straightforward to complete. I had phone calls with my mentor who was very helpful. There was very good feedback  over emails,  phone calls, etc. It's a very flexible course, very adaptable to individuals' needs. My online teaching has increased since completing the CME course,  and the teaching is going well.





Jonathan Williams

england, enact music Trinity CME
When looking for a music teacher qualification I found out that PGCE courses had little relevance to what I was doing as an instrumental music teacher. The Enact Music CME course helped me to build my music teaching professional qualifications and take my teaching to the next level. When lockdown came in, Enact Music also provided important advice on how to move to online teaching.

Peter Maina

kENYA, enact music ABRSM CME
The Enact Music ABRSM CME is a  very insightful and flexible  course. which provided me with  individualised attention from my mentor on my professional development and  on the various  course assignment tasks. The course has equipped me with valuable knowledge  that I use on my teaching on an everyday  basis.  




Deborah Cameron

England, enact music Trinity CME
The support and learning resources offered at Enact Music for the CME course meant that I finished the course in just over a year. The CME course made me a much better teacher. The learning of my pupils has improved so much. My professional prospects opened so much as a result of having the CME qualification. Initially a piano and Ukulele teacher, I now also work as an Early Years and KS1 Classroom Music Teacher.








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What is the Certificate for Music Educators  (CME) course, Level 4?

The CME is a recognised qualification on the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) at level 4, with 32 credits, linked to a flexible programme of learning, which provides a teaching qualification for music teachers and educators working with children and young people, whether in the classroom environment or outside of school, across a range of music teaching and learning contexts.

The ABRSM and Trinity College London are accredited by Ofqual (the UK regulatory body for qualifications) for awarding the CME, and both operate this qualification as a devolved qualification. This means that the CME is offered by providers who are validated by these awarding bodies (i.e., the ABRSM and TCL). Enact Music was validated by these awarding bodied to deliver the CME qualification.

Enact Music's distance learning CME course can be fully completed remotely, online. This allows for learners based in different locations in the world to study for the CME course, without the need for travel. You can read more about what our CME learners have to say about their CME learning experience in the section above entitled:  'Testimonials: What our learners say ' (To find this section, please scroll up).

Am I eligible for the Certificate for Music Educators (CME) course, Level 4?


The CME Course is for:
  • Instrumental and vocal teachers.
  • Early years and primary teachers.
  • Community musicians and workshop leaders.
  • Professional musicians that undertake educational activities.
  • Secondary school teachers.
  • Music students undertaking and/or who have completed a BMus degree who are engaged in professional education work.

To be eligible for the course you need to:
  •  Be at least 18 years of age.
  •  Have a level of musical competence that is appropriate to the demands of your working environment.
  •  Have good musical communication and interpersonal skills.
  •  Be working as a music educator with a minimum number of two students.
  •  Hold a current Enhanced DBS/CRB, Access NI, Garda Vetting check, Criminal Record Check from the country where you live (issued within the last 12 months). Candidates in the UK who do not have a current check can apply for one through Enact Music or the Musicians’ Union subject to an upfront payment. International applicants in countries where it is difficult to obtain a Criminal Record Check should discuss their individual situation with Enact Music Course Director.
  • Proficiency in Word processing, IT skills and email, and access to online face-to-face communication apps such as Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, or other.
  •  Good English language skills (oral and written).

I am a busy music teacher, having a lot to juggle around in my life. Will I be able to complete this course successfully?

The CME course at Enact Music was designed to fit around the life of busy music teachers and educators. Designed by music teachers to music teachers, at Enact Music we are fully aware that music  teachers are often people who multi-task between multiple professional and family related responsibilities and commitments. For this reason, we created a flexible programme of learning which enables music educators working with children and young people in any part of the world,  to gain recognition for their work while benefiting from opportunities to develop their practice.

To break barriers to do with access to learning, our distance learning course can be fully completed remotely, online. This allows for learners based in different locations in the world to study for the ABRSM accredited CME course, without the need for travel. In addition, as a CME learner at Enact Music you can choose to undertake the programme following either of the below options: 

  • Enact Music CME Fast Track Programme: this programme is designed for those with established musical competency and who already work in educational environments. Following a structured learning programme, agreed with your course mentor, the course can be completed within 6 to 9 months of enrolment date.

  • Enact Music CME Flex Track Programme: this programme offers a higher degree of flexibility regarding deadlines for work submission, allowing you to work at your own pace within a twenty-four-month period, although many learners have complete it in less time. 

To support you further, and ensure that the programme is fully tailored to your life circumstances, you can change from Fast to Flex or Flex to Fast Track at any point during the course due to for example a change of employment, accelerated personal study, greater contact with pupils, or other reasons, as long as your expected completion date does not exceed twenty-four months from registration date. To change from 'Fast' to 'Flex' Track all you need to do is to let us know at the earliest of your decision to change, via email to the course Director.

Study is part time and flexible (in both study options), with training and support arranged to fit around your professional commitments, meaning that you can continue with your professional activities and family related commitments while working towards the CME.

What learning support will I receive as a CME learner at Enact Music?

At Enact Music, you will be provided with a comprehensive and wide-ranging learning experience where training and support are designed to help developing your full potential as a music teacher/educator in a progressive and supportive learning environment. 

Our training and support provision includes:
  • Interactive online learning platform containing video recorded lectures and guidebooks, sequentially organised for each module.
  • Free copy of the only book so far ever written for CME learners, written by our very own Enact Music CME course Director, Dr Lilian Simones, entitled 'Certificate for Music Educators Guidebook: Teaching Children and Young People', which is currently in preparation for publication by Routledge. This book, specifically written for you,  directly aligns up-to-date literature on the course contents with the course learning outcomes, thus, helping you to more easily navigate the learning outcomes prescribed by the CME accrediting bodies.
  • Peer learning by membership of the online Enact Music CME Students’ community with online discussion on study topics and other relevant topics through provision of a webinar every two months. Our latest webinar held in December 2020 was on the topic "How to become an excellent online music teacher?". Our next webinar scheduled for the end of February 2021 is on: "Tips for marketing your online music business effectively"
  • Contributions made by members of our teaching staff on a regular basis.
  • One-to-one online tutorial meetings with a mentor (7 hours total). Further one-to-one meetings with mentor are possible at a cost. However, the included 7 hours are enough to cover all aspects of mentorship support.

  • Regular contact with mentor through email and E-meetings using platforms such as Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Google Hangout, and others.
  • Assessment tasks can be submitted and resubmitted at any time during the course. This allows you the opportunity to improve your work as many times as needed until it meets the standard required, at no extra cost.

Why should I do the CME course at Enact Music?

Enact Music's commitment to providing excellent learning experiences to learners  can be evidenced as follows:
  • The excellent feedback we receive from students in the course. Feedback provided by learners who completed the course at Enact Music highlighted the learning materials and support given by mentors as excellent, and the online learning platform as very easy to use. mentorship support was detailed, prompt, helpful and friendly.
  • For the past years we have been working with a highly diverse CME learners' population, successfully supporting them complete the CME course and develop their teaching to the next level. From music teachers who have little teaching experience, to those who have amassed years and years of valuable teaching and wish to develop their knowledge and solidify what they do through developing themselves further as reflective and reflexive practitioners.  Our CME learners have included instrumental music teachers, primary music teachers,  specialist teachers who have completed PGCE courses, and even a DJ community based music practitioner. These teachers come from a variety of different countries, cultures and musical traditions and have all completed the course successfully after submitting their portfolio.
  •  Our mentors have learned extremely valuable insights, through mentoring the above described highly diverse group of CME learners, not only on the processes of mentoring, but particularly, on the value that diversity brings to music and music learning. For this reason, part of the mentoring we do, is focused on sharing different perspectives across cultures, developing inquisitive mind-sets of "what if?" and promoting application of new approaches to music teaching, through the processes of experimentation, testing and reflection.
  • Our willingness to support learners at the highest possible level, has led Enact Music CME course Director, to engage in in-depth readings and research to create learning materials which are well aligned with the latest trends in music teaching and learning from fields such as music psychology and education. This work culminated on a book (soon to be published by Routledge)  for all CME learners, regardless of where they study. Those who undertake the CME course at Enact Music, apart from access to a rich interactive online platform which contains videos and reading materials, will also receive a free copy of this book. Those doing the course elsewhere, will be able to purchase the book as soon as it is published (expected between April-July, 2021), or through pre-order ( available now at Amazon and Routledge). Shall they wish to do so, the book's reference is as follows: 

    Simones, L. (2021). Certificate for Music Educators Guidebook: Teaching Children and Young People. Routledge

    This book is the first and so far only book fully dedicated to guiding CME learners in a bespoke learning journey aligned with the learning outcomes proposed by the CME accreditation bodies. Apart from up-to-date content and insights from relevant literature, it also  promotes reflective and reflexive practice  through 'reflective questions', while also providing suggestions on how the course learning outcomes can be addressed.

    We sincerely hope that you consider your CME course options carefully and  look forward to meeting and working with you soon! 
 

I am interested in  the ABRSM accredited CME course. Can you tell me more about it?

Enact Music  ABRMS accredited CME course comprises  6 modules:
  • Understanding children and young people’s musical learning
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in musical learning
  • Promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Safeguarding the welfare and well-being of children and young people in musical learning
  • Musical learning, planning, leading, assessment, and evaluation
  • Leadership and reflective practice in music education

Assessment is undertaken through a total of 17 assessment tasks of various types, including: written assignments, lesson plans, lesson delivery, personal action plan, presentations and discussions. To learn more about the support you are provided as a CME learner at Enact Music, please read the answer in this section to the question: "What learning support will I receive at the Enact Music CME course?"

The course costs £1250, which can be paid either fully at the start of the course or as follows: 
  •  An initial part-payment of £417 followed by two Direct Debit payments of £417 by an agreed date.
  •  An initial part-payment of £250 followed by 7 monthly Direct Debit payments of £143 each.

    Payment can be done through Bank Transfer, cheques or PayPal. Please note:
  • Payment cheques can only be accepted for UK residents only and should be made payable to Enact Music.
  • For payments made in currencies other than British Pound, be it through bank transfer or PayPal, the exact amount requested must be received by Enact Music in full. That is, the CME learner is responsible for any payments related to international money transfers and money conversion required to translate the payment amount required from currencies other than the British Pound into the required payment amount in GBP.

I am  interested in the Trinity College London accredited course. Can you tell me more about it?

Enact Music CME Trinity College London accredited course comprises 4 modules:
  •  Young People and their Musical Worlds
  •  Musical Learning: Planning, Leading, Assessment and Evaluation
  •  The Music Educator and their Wider Professional Role
  •  The Reflective Practitioner

    Assessment is undertaken through a total of 11 assessment tasks of various types, including: written assignments, lesson plans, lesson delivery and personal action plan. To learn more about the support you will be provided as a CME learner at Enact Music, please read the answer in this section to the question: "What learning support will I receive at the Enact Music CME course?"

    The course costs £900, which can be either fully paid upfront or using one of the two following payment options:
  • An initial part-payment of £300 followed by two payments of £300 by an agreed date
  • An initial part-payment of £250 followed by 7 monthly payments of £93 each

    Payment can be done through Bank Transfer, cheques or PayPal. Please note the following:
  • Payment cheques can only be accepted for UK residents only and should be made payable to Enact Music.
  • For payments made in currencies other than British Pound, be it through bank transfer or PayPal, the exact amount requested must be received by Enact Music in full. That is, the CME learner is responsible for any payments related to international money transfers and money conversion required to translate the payment amount required from currencies other than the British Pound into the required payment amount in GBP.

What are the differences between the ABRSM accredited and the Trinity accredited CME course?

Both courses provide an equally prestigious music teaching qualification at level 4, and cover the same course content. The main differences are as follows:
  • The course content is structured in slightly different ways.
  • The type and nature of the assessment tasks are different, requiring different time commitment by mentors and assessors involved in course delivery and management. This results in differences in course price for learners.

How do I apply for the CME course, and are there any fixed course starting dates?


At Enact Music, the CME course can be started at any time throughout the year. Therefore, there are no deadlines for submitting your application.  

To apply you need to:
  • Let us know by email of your intention to apply for the CME course and what CME course you wish to complete (that is, the ABRSM accredited course or the Trinity College London course).
  • We will then send you the respective course application form, which you will fill out and send back to us,  either by email or post to the contacts below:

Email: info@en-actmusic.com
Address: Enact Music, 17 Brooke Hall, BT8 6WB, United Kingdom

Once we receive your application, we will assess the information provided in relation to the course eligibility requirements.
If you fulfil the requirements, we will invite you for an online interview.

What payment options do you have?

CME course fees can be paid using one of the following three options: 
  • Fully paid upfront.
 
  • An initial part-payment of a fixed amount, followed by two payments of a fixed amount taking place at fixed agreed dates.
  • An initial part-payment of a fixed amount, followed by 7 fixed monthly  payments.

Payment can be done through Bank Transfer, cheques or PayPal.
Please note:
  • Payment cheques can only be accepted for UK residents only and should be made payable to Enact Music. 

  • For payments made in currencies other than British pound, be it through bank transfer or PayPal, the exact amount requested must be received by Enact Music in full. That is, the CME learner is responsible for any payments related to international money transfers and money conversion required to translate the payment amount required from currencies other than the British Pound into the required payment amount in GBP.

    For specific information regarding course fees (exact amounts for each of the courses) please read the answers to questions regarding the ABRMS or the Trinity College London CME, specifically, above.

    Courses other than the CME course offered through Enact Music, must be paid fully in advance.

Will I need to buy books and resources in order to complete the CME course successfully?

The Enact Music CME courses were designed to provide you with all what you need to successfully complete the assignment tasks requested by the accrediting bodies (ABRSM and Trinity College London) without the need to buy books or other materials. For this reason, Enact Music CME course Director, Dr Lilian Simones has created up-to-date video recorded lectures and supporting reading materials based on her extensive readings of relevant sources, resulting on her recent book, specifically written for CME learners, referenced as follows:

Simones, L. (2021). Certificate for Music Educators Guidebook: Teaching Children and Young People. Routledge

This book, aligned with the learning outcomes of the ABRSM and Trinity College London CME courses,  provides in a single volume,  strong foundations in the practicalities of teaching music in contemporary diverse settings. These include instrumental and vocal teaching; early years; primary and secondary schools; and, community-based contexts.

If you are undertaking the CME course at Enact Music, apart from access to a quite rich interactive E-Learning  platform, which contains video recorded lectures and guidebooks, you will also be provided with a free copy of the book mentioned above. Those completing the course elsewhere, may find useful to purchase the book (currently available for pre-order at Amazon and Routledge, scheduled for publication between April and July 2021).

It might be that during the course you come across suggested books and resources which you may wish to purchase. Given the commentary made upon a wide variety of relevant  referenced resources in the course learning materials, the purchase of these extra materials is not essential for completing the course assessment tasks successfully, but may add value to your learning, shall you wish to do so.

How will I be assessed for the CME Course?


Assessment for the purposes of completing the CME course level 4 qualification, is done through an online portfolio of evidence that you will be required to complete. Your portfolio must contain all the assessment tasks you have completed, as per the requirements of the accreditation body that you choose to follow for the course (i.e. ABRSM or Trinity College London).

Evidence of prior learning and experience can be used to demonstrate that you have met some or all the assessment criteria. In such case, evidence must be provided to demonstrate that previous qualifications are of the same standard level required for the CME course.

Assessment tasks can be submitted and resubmitted at any time during the course. This allows you the opportunity to improve your work as many times as needed until it meets the standard required, at no extra cost.

What do I gain by doing the Certificate for Music Educator (CME) course, Level 4?

By doing the CME course, level 4 you will:
  • Gain a respected nationally recognised level 4 qualification (equivalent to a year one Higher Education Course) developed by representatives from the UK music education sector.
  • Enhance your music education practice and develop new skills.
  • Consolidate your understanding of the purposes of music education.
  • Build a reflective practice, with the ultimate goal of enhancing your contribution to the musical learning of children and young people.
  • Be supported in your individually tailored personal action plan and continuous professional development journey, through one-to-one mentoring.
  • Join a wider learning community of music teachers educators, from various part of the world, sharing knowledge, experience and ideas.
  • Enhance your chances of career progression, within your work environment, or of potentially obtaining more music students into your music studio or business.

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