The Trinity Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (Trinity CME) is designed for music educators who work with children and young people. It is supported by a flexible programme of learning, validated by Trinity College, London and delivered by Wren in partnership with the Musicians' Union. Wren Music is the only CME centre in the South West peninsula, and has been delivering the course since 2016.
The Certificate for Music Educators (CME) was developed by representatives across the music education sector in response to the publication of the National Plan for Music Education (2011) which recommended the introduction of a qualification for music teachers.
The qualification is assessed via a student portfolio, so there are no exams. Students are guided through how to compile their portfolio, which is organised under six themes: pedagogy, planning, reflection, behaviour, equality and safeguarding.
CME is for all musicians who are involved in musical learning activities for children and young people, whether new to the workforce or highly experienced practitioners.
It is designed to develop new skills and consolidate understanding of the purpose of music education as well as promoting best practice and contributing to an educators' knowledge and skills in their work.