This course is a brand new national training programme for teachers of First Access / Whole Class Ensemble Teaching. It features a structured training programme based on the latest research into the pedagogical principles behind successful First Access / WCET teaching programmes. It is suitable for teachers at all stages of their careers, and who teach any instrument from any musical tradition.

This programme is designed for UK-based teachers teaching in schools which follow the English National Curriculum. An alternative course is available for non-UK teachers - please see the International Courses listing for more details.

The programme can be taken wholly online, or can be combined with live training, for a blended learning approach. Please contact Music Education SolutionsĀ® to find out more about blended learning options.

Our most popular live course is now available online, following a 5-star rating on the Teacher Development Trust website, and a feature on Heart FM! This course looks in detail at the skills, knowledge and understanding that pupils need to develop in order to progress in Performing, Composing/Improvising and Listening in the context of the English National Curriculum. Delivered through a mixture of video presentation, online text, interactive quizzes, and online case-studies, this course guides you through everything you need to know to teach music confidently.

This course covers the processes and pedagogy of planning and assessing primary music. Learners will explore the specific mechanics of planning and assessment for music, which can be very different from the other subjects of the primary curriculum. The course offers support and advice for creating schemes of work, individual pedagogically sound lesson plans, and assessment systems for music.