CPD training and Certificate for Music Educators

CPD training and Certificate for Music Educators

NMPAT is delivering a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for school teachers to help develop all areas of professional practice. These are designed to cover all key stages and every aspect of the curriculum.

Designed by Deputy Head Chris Hiscock, these courses will be delivered by Chris or leading practitioners from the world of music education to help develop the workforce in Northamptonshire and Rutland.

FREE Primary Music CPD 2020

Presented by Sue Nicholls

NMPAT in partnership with other East Midlands Hubs (MEHEM) have commissioned and produced three short Continuing Professional Development videos to support generalist primary teachers in their planning and delivery of composing activities in the Music National Curriculum.

All three CPD videos are FREE to Northamptonshire primary schools.

Below is a short trailer which provides an overview of each video, followed by a link to the MEHEM website where you will find the individual videos. 

To view the videos you will require a pass code. To obtain a pass code, please email the NMPAT office: office@nmpat.co.uk

The three training videos are delivered by Sue Nicholls, a national leader in primary music education, an experienced trainer with a national reputation and author of a huge range of publications for Collins and other publishers.

CPD courses for school staff

All courses will take place at the NMPAT centre at 125 Kettering Road, Northampton unless otherwise indicated.

Tea and coffee is provided , however, where courses are a full day, lunch is not provided

Course Title
Course Title
Date and Time
Bringing books to life with music
Friday 15 May 2020 from 1pm to 4pm

Course information and booking forms

Bringing books to life with music – booking form to follow

Certificate for Music Educators

The Certificate for Music Educators (Trinity CME) is a brand new qualification for music educators working with children and young people in the UK. It is designed to enable music educators to gain recognition for their work while benefiting from opportunities to develop their practice.

Who is the CME for?

The Certificate for Music Educators CME) is a level 4 qualification suitable for anyone who works as a music educator, including instrumental and vocal teachers, early years and primary teachers, community musicians and workshop leaders and professional musicians who undertake education work.

Where can I find out more?

There are two routes for local practitioners to follow to gain this qualification:

Who is it for?
Music Education Hubs East Midlands (MEHEM) CME course
For musicians and practitioners without formal teaching qualifications
For experienced and qualified classroom teachers lacking experience in delivering the music curriculum

For further information, contact Chris Hiscock, Deputy Head: Curriculum, Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust.


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