Take Art bursary support for Certificate for Music Educators: Early Childhood Course

12 May 2023

Take Art is once again offering a limited number of bursaries for those living in the South West who wish to undertake the one year 2023-24 Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (CME): Early Childhood. 

The part-time distance learning course begins September 2023 and it's a recognised National Qualification validated by Trinity College London. This is a fantastic opportunity for practitioners hoping to improve their skills and knowledge in early childhood music education. All students are assigned a regional mentor, who works closely to support them throughout the course. Jane Parker, who is an Early Years Music Specialist for The Soundwaves Network SW at Take Art, is the South West mentor. 

Engaging with the course helped to change the direction of my practice - I am much more confident working collaboratively and reflectively, and have learned how to create more space for the voices of families, children and fellow practitioners. The course taught me to listen more deeply and carefully, has given me an even greater respect for children's music-making.

Zoe - alumni student

The mentoring in this course is of the highest standard with excellent results. I believe all involved should be congratulated on creating and delivering an outstanding course which will make a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of music education for young children.

Professor Chris Pascal (Director Centre Research for Early Childhood)

Students are very well-supported by highly-skilled and very experienced staff who have national and international reputations in the field of early years music education. This is a centre that is enthusiastic and passionate about supporting students to achieve.

Gary Spruce (Trinity College London)

Thanks to our Youth Music funded SoundWaves Network SW programme, we can offer a limited number of £300 bursaries for our South West students, subject to references and successful interview. Please email jane@takeart.org if you are interested in receiving a Take Art bursary or have any further questions. Application closing date for the course is Friday 30 June 2023. 

Find out more here.