Key info

Guided learning hours: 20
Credits: 3
QCF Level: 3

About the programme

This programme of study is suitable for all music educators and specifically those who are preparing to complete the Certificate for Music Educators (Level 4) qualification. As a CME student, you should work through the study materials, in consultation with your programme provider, who is responsible for making an assessment of your skills, knowledge and understanding in relation to this Unit.

  • A Level 4 qualification is the equivalent of first year study on a degree course, a Higher National Certificate (HNC), a BTEC Professional Diploma, NVQs at Level 4, Key Skills Level 4 and Certificates of Higher Education.
  • You will be expected to complete the NSPCC online course. This course should take between 1 and 2 hours. On completion, you will receive a certificate to produce as evidence to your programme provider.
  • In addition to the time taken by a CME student as an individual, it is recommended that 4-6 hours of study time be set aside, by the programme provider, for CME students to spend working together on this programme of study and participate in a taught session delivered by the Musicians' Union.
  • CME study centres are responsible for assessing learners in line with the assessment principles of the awarding organisation, which are listed in full in the CME specification. Competence-based assessments, i.e. those Learning Outcomes beginning 'be able to', should ideally take the form of direct observation of music educators at work in their usual work environment. These assessments  must be recorded clearly and accurately.

CME Learning Outcomes (LO)

There are five Learning Outcomes for Unit 6.

You will:

  • LO 1: Understand legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people in their musical learning
  • LO 2: Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured
  • LO 3: Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied
  • LO 4: Be able to create a safe and appropriate environment for musical learning
  • LO 5: Know how to avoid risks and possible consequences to self when working with children and young people

Each of these Learning Outcomes is addressed in the five sections (A, B, C, D, E) that follow as well as through the 11 learning activities.

Introduction  |  NEXT: Section A  |  Section B  |  Section C  |  Section D | Section E



  • About the programme
  • CME Learning Outcomes

Section A: Learning Outcome 1

  • Learning activity 1a
  • Introductory material
  • Learning activity 1b - QUESTIONS
  • Learning activity 2

Section B: Learning Outcome 2

  • Learning activity 3
  • Recording of accidents
  • Being prepared

Section C: Learning Outcome 3

  • Learning activity 4
  • Learning activity 5

Section D: Learning Outcome 4

  • Introductory material
  • Learning activity 6
  • Learning activity 7
  • Prompts for discussion with co-learners
  • Learning activity 8
  • Learning activity 9

Section E: Learning Outcome 5

  • Learning activity 10
  • Learning activity 11