Taught course

Secondary PGCE: Musicians in Education

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

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in music, or a 2.1 degree where music is a significant component
  • PLUS GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • A high standard of practical musicianship demonstrated through performance at interview
  • It is recommended that applicants spend some time observing in a secondary school before interview

Months of entry


Course content

The Secondary PGCE: Musicians in Education is a collaboration between Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the University of Greenwich. It combines our expertise as one of the country's leading conservatories with a long tradition of teacher education at the University of Greenwich.

The aim of the programme is to prepare flexible and creative musicians who are confident working across a range of educational contexts. In addition to working in and qualifying for the formal school context, you will develop the skills to lead young people in making music in other settings too.

The programme comprises professional training (60 days at Avery Hill Campus or Trinity Laban) and school-based experience (120 days). You are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Professional e-Portfolio
  • Professional Studies and School-Based Research
  • School Experience A
  • School Experence B
  • Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy 1
  • Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy 2

Information for international students

Students from over 60 countries currently study at Trinity Laban. Our worldwide reputation is founded on the success of our students and we are proud to play a vital part in developing our international community.

We want our international students to enjoy their time at Trinity Laban and make the most of the academic, personal and social opportunities available here. Living away from home can be a big change and adapting to a different country can be a little confusing at times. We are here to help you if you have questions or come across any difficulties while you are with us, and ensure you can access the full range of student support available.

Our thriving Students’ Union will help you meet people from all over the world, make life-long friends and experience life in London, considered by many to be the cultural capital of the world.

Candidates will need to provide evidence of English language ability. Free English language support classes are provided for students whose first language is not English and for students with a learning disability (e.g. dyslexia).

Once enrolled on one of our programmes, you can access support from your English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Tutor. Depending on the programme, this is through timetabled classes or one-to-one tutorials. Draft-checking of written assignments is available, as is help in any area where your level of English may be causing you problems. Support is available for all programmes (except for the Teaching Musician programme and other courses within the Learning and Participation department).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 8305 4444