Taught course

Musicians In Education

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance · Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Entry requirements

- Applicants must have the subject knowledge and intellectual qualities to be teachers. - Applicants must also meet the following minimum requirements: - A standard equivalent to grade C at GCSE in English and mathematics - A good degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent

Composition, Early Music, Jazz, Keyboard, Strings, Voice, Wind, Brass and Percussion

Months of entry


Course content

Offered and validated by The University of Greenwich.

Today's music teachers require a diverse and complex set of skills, enabling them to support young people within both formal and informal learning contexts, alone or in groups small or large, and able to acknowledge and support the diverse cultural and educational backgrounds of the individuals concerned.

Our PGCE 'Musicians in Education' is unique within the UK in supporting the development of both instrumental/vocal teaching and community/outreach skills within secondary school teacher training. Training is provided through collaboration between Trinity Laban and the University of Greenwich (60 days), and is underpinned by significant placement learning opportunities within the schools sector (120 days). These elements will enable you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to teach in secondary schools, and you will be formally assessed against the national statutory requirements for Qualified Teacher Status.

In addition to practical teaching experience gained in two main schools, the partnership between Trinity Laban and the University enables you to gain training and teaching experience outside of classroom settings, for example instrumental/vocal teaching for a Local Educational Authority's Music Service and/or leading outreach projects. In support of this work, you will be able to undertake instrumental/vocal lessons with Trinity Laban's outstanding teachers and will also be mentored by subject specialist teachers from whom you will receive daily feedback and guidance.

Applications should be submitted online via the Graduate Teacher Training Registry website: www.gttr.ac.uk.

Information for international students

Students from 40 countries currently study at Laban. Our worldwide reputation is founded on the success of our students and we are proud to play a vital part in developing the global dance community. Candidates will need to provide evidence of English language ability.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)20 8305 4402