Training opportunities

We provide professional development opportunities for emerging and existing music leaders, teachers and practitioners. Some events are open access, and others are available to those in the MUSINC music leader network. To become a member of our music leader network please contact – it’s free to join!

As well as providing training opportunities ourselves, we support music leaders and practitioners by signposting to other relevant opportunities on this page. If there are costs attached to training, we are sometimes able to offer bursaries to cover these costs. Please contact us to discuss further.

Musinc opportunities

These are opportunities provided by us, as part of our Youth Music grant funded programme. We run exciting CPD opportunities for our music practitioners network.

To join our network, email us at

Coming up:

Networking event for music practitioners

Thursday 30th September 2021, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Middlesbrough Town Hall
Join our networking and social event open to music practitioners. We welcome guest speaker Dr. Martyn Hudson, Senior Lecturer on Creative and Cultural Industries Management at Northumbria University. We’ll also be having pizza and light bites!

Musical Inclusion Mentoring Programme (MIMI) comes to an end, but returns soon

For the past few months, Musinc worked with emerging and existing music leaders to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of musically inclusive practice. Despite the challenges of lockdowns and working online the programme has proved to be a great success.

“Being mentored has been a really positive experience for me, it has enabled me to be a better support for the main leader, a more skilled support for the young people and given me insight into the direction that young people can go themselves.”

We would like to thank our mentees: Cathie, Lara and Maddie for embracing the programme with enthusiasm and to our mentors: Danny, Christina and Neil for their dedication and passion for passing on skills and knowledge.

A new MIMI programme will run from October 2021 to February 2022 – details to follow. If anyone is interested please contact

Find out more about our mentoring programmes – apply by 1st September to join!

Ongoing opportunities

If you are looking for training in Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, working with young people facing barriers and/or teaching, then check out these links to various course providers. These opportunities are available on an ongoing basis.

Equality and Diversity Level 2

Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2

Understanding Behaviour That Challenges Level 2

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2

Understanding Autism Level 3

Understanding Mental Health Level 3

Click here to see all distance learning courses and find out more.

Education for All: Diversity and Inclusion: For more info click on the link below.


Youth Mental Health: Helping people with anxiety: For more info click on the link below.


Good practise in autism education: For more info click on the link below.

Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma: For more info click on the link below.

Communicating effectively with vulnerable children and young people: For more info click on the link below.

Transforming education in challenging environments: For more info click on the link below.

The Skills Network: TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Special Education Needs and Disability (RQF)
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Get a free introduction to group music-making and the social contexts in which musicians participate.

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Improve your teaching strategies and skills as a music teacher or vocal coach with this ABRSM online course.

Click here for more details.

Webinar recordings

Below are a few interesting webinars we’ve been part of.

Drake Music Past, Present and upcoming webinars

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Drake Music’s Step Up! Webinar all about getting the most out of iPads for music. Available now on Youtube here:

Online teaching resources are still available for you to access, watch and download. They can be found here:

There are more resources and regular updates on upcoming CPD events for online music learning via the Remote Music Learning Network too, and you can join this network for free here:

Here is a link to a recording of an online event, ICCM Conversations: The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on community music which took place in October 2020. The recording includes presentations by Sonia Price from the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Vivien Ellis of the Dragon Cafe and Nicola Wydenbach from Sing to beat Parkinson’s.


As Musinc are members of Soundsense, we have access to their online safeguarding for community musicians online course. This is available to music leaders working for Musinc, and partner organisations. Please email us if you would like to access this training on

Partner opportunities

See below for upcoming webinars, training events and conferences from our partners that you can attend.

Vacancies for 4 Trainee Music Leaders

Deadline: 9th August

Find out more

Get started with music in this free 5 day online course!
Are you aged 16-25 and want to get started in the music industry? Want to discover how to get your music onto a range of music platforms, and hear from industry professionals how to make the most impact with your music?
The Prince’s Trust have partnered with renowned Manchester musician Liam Frost, who has been on an incredible 15-year journey as a musician, signed to major labels as a band and a solo artist, to help you get started in the music industry.
Course dates: Monday 6th September – Friday 10th September 2021
Taster day: Wednesday 1st September 2021
To sign up, email or call 0800 842 842

24th and 25th September

Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for anyone involved in music & drama education. Benefit from free-to-attend educational workshops, CPD sessions and a variety of brands from the creative field to speak to.

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If you’d like to become a music leader, take a look at this online training programme from CM Sounds.
The 10 week programme starts Monday 11th October 2021 with 10 places available.
The Music Leader Training Online Course is aimed at those who want to develop a career in community music leadership. You can learn from home, or connect and learn anywhere with your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
Successful completion of the course leads to a City and Guilds Education and Training Level 3 qualification (Previously PTLLS 7303 teaching qualification for the lifelong learning sector)
Discounted fee is £396 (usually £597) + Instalment plans – £33 per month for 12 months.

6th Annual ICCM Student Research Symposium, in partnership with Sound Sense

Positionality; Role of the researcher in community music

6th December (12pm-5pm) and 7th December (9am-4.30pm) 2021

This year’s symposium will focus on the theme of Positionality. The positionality we hold plays a vital role in framing our understanding and outlook on the world in which we live in.

You can find out more about ICCM events and book your place by following the link here:

Please regularly check back to this page as it is constantly updated with new opportunities.

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