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The MEd Music Education (Online) programme is a great way of investing in members of your staff team.

As part of our commitment to workforce development for the music education sector, Trinity Laban is pleased to offer discounts to employing organisations who support staff to undertake the programme as part of their professional development.

The National Plan for Music Education in 2022 cited ‘Workforce Development’ as an important area for action and made the case for investment in good quality professional development as a means to improve the quality of music education provision for young people. Since its launch in 2014, the The MEd Music Education (Online) has attracted groups of staff from a music hub, FE and HE institutions. These organisations report benefits not solely for those individuals attending, but also a ripple effect across their wider teams.

What discounts do you offer to employing organisations?

We offer a discount of £100 from each block’s programme fee for each student where they are supported by an employer. This is not available to students taking Block A on the two-year flexible route.

To be eligible:

i) prospective students must meet the admissions criteria for the programme;

ii) you, as an employer should make a financial contribution of no less than £100 per student to the cost of each block on the programme (meaning that the student pays £200 less than full fees per block); and

iii) you, as an employer, must be willing to pay upfront the programme fee, and pass on costs to your member of staff as you see fit (some employers do this through payroll to assist staff in spreading the cost of their studies). It is not possible for us to invoice an employer for part of the fee, and the student for the rest.

Please note that programme fees are payable in full upfront and you will be issued with a 30-day invoice in advance of the first training weekend.

Employers who wish to take advantage of this offer should please contact us in advance of the application deadline with details of the staff they wish to support.

What kinds of employing organisations can benefit from this scheme?

Any organisation that employs musicians who deliver music education activities, including instrumental teaching, ensemble, workshop or creative leadership roles, can benefit. This includes:

  • Music education hubs & local music services
  • Community music organisations
  • Music schools
  • Youth ensembles
  • Centres for Advanced Training
  • Cultural organisations, orchestras, choirs and venues offering music learning & participation or outreach programmes
  • FE and HE institutions

What are the potential benefits to an employer?

  • The opportunity for your staff to undertake a structured professional development opportunity and feedback learning into your organisation
  • A deeper understanding of pedagogies and practice amongst your staff, drawing on the expertise of Trinity Laban as well as the opportunity to share ideas with others
  • Opportunities for your staff to learn within a mixed cohort of peers working in diverse settings and return imbued with a culture of peer-to-peer learning and reflection
  • Enhanced motivation amongst your staff and a sense that they are valued and invested in

The MEd Music Education (Online) is a flexible programme designed to fit with the working lives of musicians and teachers. Training takes place online at times convenient for professional teachers. On successful completion students gain a Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or Masters (180 credits) qualification. We welcome students who do not hold a degree, if they are able to demonstrate equivalent prior learning or professional experience. This makes the programme ideally suited to performers who have become passionate educators and wish to enter formal study of education practice that builds on their professional experience.

How many staff can I enter?

There is no limit to how many staff can be entered onto this online programme. However, Trinity Laban offers a 10% fee reduction for each student if an employer puts four or more staff forward in any year.

How do my team members apply?

To find out more, please email L&

Please note that your team members need to apply to the programme as individuals through UCAS Conservatoires and meet the programme’s eligibility requirements.