Taught course

Secondary Education with QTS: Music

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification is required. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge. Practical skills in vocal and/or instrumental music are essential. You also need basic ability as a keyboard player since you will be expected to teach and accompany using this instrument by the time you complete the course. For detailed selection criteria, please see the course listing page of the university website.

Months of entry


Course content

Make a huge impact on the lives of budding musicians as a music teacher! You'll help change the way young people view themselves and give them the confidence to take their interest in music to new levels. Whether you're a practicing musician or an aficionado of music, you'll love the chance to share your passion and inspire a new generation of performers.

Developing and making use of your music skills, you will explore teaching methods in all areas across Key Stages 3 and 4, which span ages 11 to 18. We will share good practice and professional values with you, and teach you how to nurture diverse musical talents and abilities. By fostering an appreciation of music in young people, you'll help create the performers and composers of tomorrow, so get started and enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling career as a secondary school music teacher.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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