The Higher Diploma in Music Education Course is a two-and-a-half-year full-time course
1. To train students as instrumental or vocal teachers of the highest calibre
2. To enable students to perform confidently in a wide variety of teaching and playing
The primary emphasis is on practical study, both solo and ensemble, supported by classes
in musicianship and related studies.
This Higher Diploma contains an academic component that supports any aspiring teacher’s
knowledge. In addition to the classes in history, harmony and counterpoint and aural
awareness, we provide an education issues class, which explores good teaching practice
and investigates various philosophies of education.
For normal entry into the Higher Diploma in Music Education programme applicants should
have at least 5 O-Level subjects including English Language. Any other additional
qualification is an added advantage.
Candidates who have successfully completed a certificate in any creative arts sector or
have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for entry into Higher Diploma in Music
Education programme subject to availability of places.
Ordinary level holders who have worked for more than three years without certification in
the particular creative arts sector.
Block Release School
The aim of the Block Release school programme is to provide academic support to those
creative arts practitioners who are already in the field who need to upgrade their
skills and knowledge in the form of certification but do the training at a pace they can
manage. These individuals hold qualifications lower than the Higher Diploma level