Opening Times
Box Office
This Week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

Opening Times:
Box Office
This Week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

 →  Sage Gateshead Certificate for Music Educators (CME)

Sage Gateshead Certificate for Music Educators (CME)

About Sage Gateshead CME

The Sage Gateshead Certificate Music Educators (CME) is a Level 4 qualification accredited by Trinity College London linked to a flexible programme of learning.  It encourages Music Leaders to develop new skills, consolidate their understanding of the purpose of music education and build their reflective practice with the ultimate goal of enhancing their contribution to the musical learning of children and young people.

CME is designed to be a flexible programme of training and assessment to fit around learners’ professional commitments as well as meeting their professional development needs.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 29 January 2021

The Sage Gateshead CME is subsidised by Youth Music.

Who is Sage Gateshead CME for?

CME is for people that currently work as a Music Leader (in any musical genre or educational setting) with children and young people who are committed to developing their inclusive practice.

How will the course be delivered?

CME 21/22 is an interactive digital course which will take place on  Zoom.  Modules and supporting resources are created and produced by expert trainers from Sage Gateshead and across the wider region. A team of assessors will guide learning across the year and support completion of the qualification through one to one sessions.

What does the course involve?

Fortnightly online training on Wednesdays, 4.30-6.30pm or 6-8pm.

Training modules include:

  • Introduction to CME
  • Understanding group dynamics
  • Understanding children and young people’s musical learning
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Working with children and young people with additional needs and SEN/D
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • Professional development planning
  • How to evidence knowledge
  • Planning and evaluating inclusive musical learning

Course hours and assignments

CME Level 4 qualification is worth 32 credits and equates to around 320 hours of work including;

  • Involvement in online training
  • Assignment writing
  • Portfolio building
  • Observations (online/physical)
  • Reflection
  • One to one support meetings with your Assessor

Over the course you will be asked to evidence how you have achieved the Trinity Assessment Criteria. This can be done by submitting Recognised Prior Learning or completing 3 separate assignments;

  • Assignment 1 – split into three equal parts, 1500 words per assignment focussing on working with partners, safeguarding and promoting positive behaviour.
  • Assignment 2 – one 3000 word assignment focussing on inclusive practice.
  • Assignment 3 – a reflective portfolio evidencing the development of your practice throughout the course.

Attendance at online training sessions is mandatory. By committing to the course, learners are agreeing to attend the following dates, 4.30pm – 6pm or 6pm – 8pm:

  • Wednesday 3 March 2021
  • Wednesday 17 March 2021
  • Wednesday 24 March 2021
  • Wednesday 28 April 2021
  • Wednesday 12 May 2021
  • Wednesday 26 May 2021
  • Wednesday 09 June 2021
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021
  • Wednesday 07 July 2021
  • Wednesday 15 September 2021
  • Wednesday 29 September 2021
  • Wednesday 13 October 2021

How will the course benefit me?

As a CME learner, you will:

  • Receive training from individuals who have experience across a range of inclusive settings.
  • Gain a recognised qualification.
  • Enhance your skills in inclusive music practice.
  • Reflect on and share your own skills, knowledge and experience with others.
  • Become part of a learning community in the North East and a growing network of inclusive Music Leaders throughout the UK.


Subsidised places are available to learners referred through North East Music Education Hubs or North East Youth Music Fund A/B Grant-holder organisations.

If you are applying for subsidised place because you are affiliated with a MEH please speak to your Hub Lead before submitting your application.

Individual places are charged at £1,000.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

amie youth music trinity