This is a new course aimed at professionals with an existing undergraduate degree who are working in CE centres nationally and internationally. Traditionally there has only been one route to become a qualified conductor – a full-time three or four year undergraduate programme. This has limited the availability for people already working in the field to gain the training and qualification to provide high quality CE.
CE centres, across the world, frequently find that there are insufficient conductors to meet their local demands. Many centres now employ a range of professionals and provide an excellent service to their families, however these professionals cannot be deemed ‘conductors’ as they haven’t had access to training courses to gain this professional title.
On successful completion the student will be awarded an age specific Multi-disciplinary Conductor Qualification. This recognises that the person is qualified to lead conductive programmes within an established multi-disciplinary conductive setting. These settings should also include the employment of a qualified conductor (QCS) with a recognised full conductor qualification. The multi-disciplinary conductor will be able to work in collaboration with the conductor to develop conductive practice through schools/centres.
The course requires the professionals to be working at a CE centre and to have a qualified Practice Tutor (a conductor with 5 or more years’ experience and a Practice Tutor qualification). It is delivered part-time in that it works alongside everyday work. Additional teaching is built into the course both at a theoretical level, from the Conductive College, and at a practical level from the Practice and Link Tutors.
The minimum period of study is 18 months but this course requires set hours of practice so it may take longer than this. The programme of study will be developed individually to ensure that all theoretical and practical knowledge is gained by each student.
For more information please contact Marie McCann at firstname.lastname@example.org