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Certificate for Music Educators Course

What is the Certificate for Music Educators (CME) Course?

The Certificate for Music Educators course is a recognised qualification on the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) at level 4, with 32 credits linked to a flexible learning programme. The course is ideal for music teachers who are seeking to obtain a UK recognised qualification in a part-time, flexible, online distance-learning setting. Enact Music is validated by ABRSM and Trinity College London to deliver this qualification across the UK and internationally.


Who is it for? 

The Enact Music CME course is suitable for:

  • Vocal and instrumental music teachers

  • Early years, primary and secondary school music teachers 

  • Community musicians and workshop leaders

  • Professional musicians undertaking educational activities

  • Music students/graduates studying for/have completed a BMus degree and are engaged in teaching

What will you study?

As part of the course, you will deepen your knowledge and be assessed on the following units/content:

  •  Understanding how children and young people learn music

  •  Planning, facilitating and evaluating their learning

  •  Reflective practice and professional development

  •  Promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour

  •  Equality, diversity and inclusion

  •  Safeguarding

How will you be assessed?

Your coursework will consist of written essays, lesson plans, video recordings of teaching, a personal action plan and online professional discussions with an assessor.

What support do you receive by doing the course at Enact Music? 

Enact Music provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging learning experience where training and support are designed to help develop your full potential as a music teacher/educator in a progressive and supportive learning environment. At Enact Music, learners are supported by a team of music education specialists known for their professionalism, energy, enthusiasm, and ability to draw the best out of each learner through mentoring and online learning. 


Our training and support provision includes:

  • An assigned mentor who will guide you at each step of the way.

  • Interactive online learning platform containing video recorded lectures, guidebooks and resources for each module.

  • Free copy of the only book available for CME learners, written by Enact Music CME course Director, Dr Lilian Simones, entitled 'Certificate for Music Educators Guidebook: Teaching Children and Young People'. This book 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.

  • You will become a member of the online Enact Music CME Students' community with online discussion on study topics and other relevant topics.

  • Your assigned mentor will provide you with one-to-one online tutorial meetings (7 hours total). 

  • Regular contact with your assigned mentor through email and E-meetings using Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Google Hangout, etc.

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

How long does it take to complete the course?

Created 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 teachers in any part of the world to gain recognition for their work while benefiting from opportunities to develop their practice. Learners in the course have two years to complete the course from the enrollment date. However, most complete it within six to twelve months from the enrolment date. The study is part-time and flexible, with training and support arranged to fit your professional commitments. You can continue with your professional activities and family-related responsibilities while working towards the CME.

What are the course fees?

The course fees can be paid fully in advance or following a payment plan of either 3 or 7 instalments total during the course. Different assessment course tasks required by each CME validating body result in differences in the time commitment required by mentors and assessors. Therefore the pricing for our CME courses is as follows:

  • ABRSM CME: £1400 

  • Trinity CME: £980

How to apply? 

At Enact Music, you can start the course throughout the year. Therefore, there are no deadlines for submitting your application.  


To apply, click the "Apply Now" button below, which takes you to the CME course online application form. Once we receive your application, we will assess the information provided concerning the course eligibility requirements and inform you of the outcome of your application by email. We will invite you for an online interview if you fulfil the requirements. You can read our Terms and Conditions below.




Watch a video presentation about the course

Check out the 20-minute video below where Dr Lilian Simones, Director of the Enact Music Certificate for Music Educators course explains the course key features and benefits and click the link below to know our team. Also scroll down to view what our learners say about us and the course.




What our CME learners say about us?

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Kai Chung Tse
Hong Kong, ABRSM CME

As a part time music teacher, I found the CME course very useful for my teaching. It gave me a UK based teaching qualification, prestigious in the UK and worldwide. At Enact Music, mentors are very helpful and their support enabled me to complete the course by distance learning very smoothly. I definitely recommend the course to international students!

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Stephanie Sheldon
Scotland, 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

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Peter Maina

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.  

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Paul Chandler
England, 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.

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Deborah Cameron
England, 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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Jonathan Williams
England, 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.

Let’s Work Together

Get in touch to let us know if you have any questions or would like to book an online meeting to discuss whether the CME course is the right option for you.

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