Melissa Bradshaw

London Music Masters unveils new PGCEi qualification

9:55, 2nd August 2019

Music education charity London Music Masters has conceived and designed Britain’s first accredited qualification for group instrument learning.

The charity will offer a Level 7 PGCEi in Group Instrument Learning with the aim of providing the UK’s primary schools with high quality music tuition, improving the quality of the UK’s teaching workforce and resolving the lack of group training available for instrumental teachers.

London Music Masters will work alongside Birmingham City University (BCU) to put the programme into effect, offering training that will enable music teachers to support whole classrooms of students rather than on an individual basis. The programme is aimed at new teachers or early career teachers who are passionate about teaching music to primary school children and have previously struggled to access training in collective learning.

‘Many instrumental teachers are not given adequate training or support for the demands of group and classroom teaching, and we want to change that’, comments Rob Adediran, executive director at London Music Masters. ‘This qualification – the first of its kind in the UK – will equip musicians with the knowledge and skills to succeed as outstanding teachers, and to become a leader in education.’

BCU and LMM will deliver the course to its first cohort in September 2019. Further information can be found here.


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