Teachers help others realise their goals and ambitions. The teaching diplomas awarded by Trinity College London, that are taught by Paul Hose are comprehensive, practical and industry-relevant music teaching qualifications designed to equip you for peripatetic and private instrumental teaching. Focusing on teaching from a hands-on perspective, the course uses practical demonstrations and covers academic and sector-specific knowledge.
What is LTCL?
LTCL Instrumental/Vocal Teaching is a diploma in which the depth of response is equivalent to that achieved on completion of the final year of a full-time undergraduate course at a higher education institution.
This qualification provides evidence that candidates can plan and deliver programmes of instrumental/vocal teaching appropriate to individuals and small groups from beginners to advanced players/singers, and evaluate their own effectiveness as a teacher with full responsibility for the learning environment. Based on a combination of documented experience, personal research, critical reflection and live demonstration of their skills, they demonstrate that they can promote musical and technical development for individuals or small groups across a wide spread of attainment and prior experience, with full awareness of the values and principles that underpin the profession.
The minimum age for entry to LTCL Instrumental/Vocal Teaching and Music Teaching is 21.
Evidence of employment as a teacher for at least 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time using the Verification form. Prior approval in writing from the Music Team at Trinity’s central office of the programme, dissertation or body of work to be presented.
Grade examinations – Where reference is made to a grade or other examination pass as a prerequisite, this refers to that award by Trinity or an equivalent from any awarding body accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in the UK or a similar accrediting authority elsewhere. In case of doubt the decision of Trinity College London shall be final.
Whenever possible, where a formal prerequisite (other than age) has not been satisfied, provided detailed evidence of Approved Prior Learning, including course transcripts or relevant experience or body of work, is supplied in advance, such evidence will be considered. The decision of Trinity College London will be final in such cases. Examples of alternative qualifications are as follows:
In place of: Trinity will consider one of the following:
- Grade 8 Music Performance
- Grade 8 Music Performance from any other Ofqual-accredited board (ABRSM, LCM, Rockschool, or from UNISA, AMEB)
- Any other qualification containing performance at an equivalent level, in the same instrument
- LTCL Instrumental/ Vocal Teaching or Music Teaching
- Back to contents Licentiate Teaching diploma from any other Ofqual-accredited board (eg ABRSM, LCM)
- PGCE in music
Details of qualification
Expected standards LTCL Instrumental/Vocal Teaching is a diploma in which the depth of response is equivalent to that achieved on completion of the final year of a full-time undergraduate course at a higher education institution.
Aims This qualification provides evidence that candidates can plan and deliver programmes of instrumental/vocal teaching appropriate to individuals and small groups from beginners to advanced players/singers, and evaluate their own effectiveness as a teacher with full responsibility for the learning environment. Based on a combination of documented experience, personal research, critical reflection and live demonstration of their skills, they demonstrate that they can promote musical and technical development for individuals or small groups across a wide spread of ability and prior experience, with full awareness of the values and principles that underpin the profession.
- execute work effectively with a high degree of professionalism, taking full responsibility for the learning environment
- engage effectively with a range of students in the teaching studio, showing sensitivity to individual needs
- teach and illustrate music drawn from a wide variety of styles
- demonstrate sophisticated awareness of the material they are working with, including its relationship to graded music examinations
- demonstrate a high level of creativity and originality in developing and presenting musical materials and concepts, including developing students’ own creativity
- demonstrate excellent command in communicating subject knowledge, alongside commensurate confidence in developing the skills and knowledge of learners
- plan work to achieve and evidence set goals, providing inspiration and motivation to ensure progress
- demonstrate awareness of the relevant legislation and professional values
- reflect critically upon their own practice and that of others, adjusting their practice in the light of self-evaluation or feedback.
The table of assessment criteria at the end of this section shows how marks are awarded to measure these outcomes.
Structure and marking scheme This qualification comprises two units, both of which must be passed for successful completion of the award:
- Unit 1: Teaching experience (submitted materials — 8,000 words)
- Unit 2: Practical applications (demonstration, initiative test and viva voce)
To achieve a pass overall, candidates must achieve a pass in both units. The pass mark is 60% of the marks available. To achieve a distinction, candidates must pass both units and achieve an overall mark of 80% or above.
Units 1 and 2: Assessment objectives Unit 1
Candidates should demonstrate:
- a professional knowledge and understanding of a substantial range of effective teaching strategies which they can draw on when handling complex and unpredictable situations
- considerable personal research in the field, responding to issues arising from substantial experience, and proposing original solutions that reflect a developing personal philosophy
- the ability critically to reflect on their own practice and that of others.
How does it work?
- This expected standards LTCL Instrumental/Vocal Teaching is a diploma in which the depth of response is equivalent to that achieved on completion of the final year of a full-time undergraduate course at a higher education institution. It requires you to both work independently and undertake research. It is primarily delivered within the learner management system (LMS) at paulhose.com;
- A wealth of information is presented in written form, audio and video and is presented in a careful step-by-step approach;
- Paul Hose periodically hosts live webinars and communications are sent to the student cohort monthly covering resource updates and other helpful, relevant information;
- A manageable deadline for submissions will be mutually agreed by you and Paul;
- Each unit will be reviewed by Paul individually and in chronological order;
- The review will take form in comments being made within the shared Google Doc submission and you will be invited to meet Paul – either face-to-face or via Google meet – to discuss the review in open forum. You may then need to make alternations and re-submit;
- Peer reviews and work experience can be facilitated by you or in conjunction with Paul. Our preferred partners for assistance with these particular modules are MLC Academy in England and Perform School in Italy. Help and advice will be given as you approach those units. Your initial purchase entitles you to no more than 50 hours of feedback and guidance time. Additional time can be purchased should you desire it;
- Once each unit has been completed and mutually agreed, your work will be complied as a portfolio and submitted to the awarding body in accordance with their rules and regulations. You will then be invited by them to take part in a viva voce. Your results and examiner’s report will then be posted to Paul and shared with you. This process will take place at MLC Academy in Nottingham and is subject to additional fees. All of which are publicly available at the awarding body’s website;
- It is expected that this course should be completed within 18 months of signing up. It is advised and strongly recommended that you meet with Paul – in person or via Google meet – before signing up to this course;
- Though reasonable efforts are taken to ensure that your journey when undertaking this course is a pleasant one, success cannot be guaranteed. Support is available though it cannot necessarily be preempted. Continued communication between you and Paul is a prerequisite in order for you to stand the best chance possible ensuring a successful outcome. If there is something that you do not understand or a point of issue that you require clarity, contact Paul via the dashboard of paulhose.com. Full terms and conditions can be found here.