United Kingdom

National Coordinator: Gary Spruce

Music in Schools

The United Kingdom comprises the countries of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In all cases Education is devolved to the national parliaments who are responsible for its funding and decisions about its curricular and examinations. Music is part of a national curriculum in all countries in the United Kingdom and is at least nominally an entitlement for all children and young people from ages 5-15. Read more…

Music Teacher Training

Routes into teaching are significantly different in England from those that are established in the other nation states. However, the commonalties are that qualified teacher statues can either be gained through a three or four year degree which integrates the development of subject knowledge with pedagogy or a one year course which is taken after having obtained a degree. Read more…