In School/College INSET | Lighthouse Professional Development

In School/College INSET

If you are looking for a course to run onsite at your school or college, we have over 800 to chose from. These are all quality assured courses we have successfully run in the recent past.  They have been delivered exclusively by trusted trainers that consistently receive great feedback.  98% of attendees state they would recommend our courses on their evaluation forms.

To narrow down the list of courses to only those in your chosen subject, simply click below on the area of expertise most applicable to you or your colleagues. Otherwise you will be scrolling all 800 teacher training days in alphabetical order!  If you're planning a Whole School INSET day, our unrivalled range of learning and teaching, pastoral care, behaviour, leadership and Special Educational Needs programmes may well prove of interest.

Once you find a course of interest (or if you already know the INSET topic you would like to run) click on the contact form link on this page, including prospective dates, and we will happily check availability for you.  We are offering a 20% discount on all INSET speakers booked in June and July.  This applies even if you are planning ahead for the next academic year.

In-School & In-College Training Inquiry Form

Course Browser

Achieving A* and A grades in A Level Music

This course will take delegates on an exploration of A/S and A2 Music courses, covering key elements of all UK specifications, with the focus on the top grades. Delegates will explore teaching techniques in a practical way, as well as examining the assessment criteria for the highest level.

Assessing Pupil Progress (APP) in Music at Key Stage 3

In the summer of 2010 QCDA published case study materials to support teachers in making judgements about pupil progress in music. This course will give participants the opportunity to develop their understanding of good assessment practice, and to look at the guidance in the context of the Level Statements.

Building an Extra-curricular Music Programme

This practical, thought-provoking course supports you in the development and planning of successful extra-curricular work, without relying on luck, charisma or chance. This key training is essential for all teachers who want to make a success of leading and developing extra-curricular music, especially heads of department and music co-ordinators.

Composing for Success at GCSE Music

This course explores the differing requirements of the specifications for GCSE Music from all the available examination boards, with particular reference to the composing sections.

Cost-effective Music ICT Solutions

When ICT is used effectively, it can have a dramatic effect on raising standards and expectations in music lessons. The problem is that the solutions are often prohibitively expensive. However, this need not be the case. All over the country, teachers are finding simple, cost-effective ICT solutions that really work in the classroom. David Ashworth has distilled the best of these ideas into a series of strategies that can be adapted for use in any teaching situation.

Delivering the KS3 Music Curriculum through the Effective Use of ICT

In a rapidly changing world, this is an exciting time to be teaching music. The opportunities are many, but the hurdles can be considerable. The sheer breadth of the present music curriculum is such that it presents a real challenge for the music teacher in terms of subject knowledge and resourcing. In addition to the Western Classical Tradition, we now have to provide quality teaching and learning in World Music, Rock and Pop and Music Technology. There are solutions however!

Delivering the KS3 Music Curriculum using Rock, Pop and Club/Dance Music

A music syllabus that is largely based on working with Rock and Pop music can be highly effective in motivating our students. They find it stimulating, relevant and enjoyable. We can use such resources to raise standards and achievement and increase motivation. David Ashworth looks at how we might achieve this by mapping a range of Rock and Pop-based activities on to the Level 5 and 6 Descriptors for music. A highly practical course, making use of simple, affordable hardware and software - which can easily be adapted to each individual teacher's requirements.

Developing a Strategy for Sustaining World Music in your School

During this course teachers will have inreased their understanding of the principles behind the development of a cultural focussed curriculum, examined methods for developing a sustainable strategy for the inclusion of Music from diverse cultures in the curriculum, recieved models for working effectively with diversity among pupils and peripatetic teachers, been offered ways of organising music department considering all aspects of working in a diverse society. It is assumed that delegates will have a basic knowledge of music educaiton to GCSE level.

Developing the New Secondary Music Curriculum

The course will consider the implications of the new secondary curriculum for music at Key Stage 3. It will consider the many opportunities it offers to music teachers to revitalise the curriculum in their schools.

The course will draw on guidance provided by QCDA in placing music within the wider educational agenda and will draw on case studies of innovative practice to inspire and motivate teachers to develop the music curriculum in their own schools.

Edexcel GCSE Music - Paper 3 Listening and Appraising. Set Works

The course will help teachers to deliver an effective teaching strategy for all twelve prescribed GCSE works. The delegates will learn how to extract the key features of the pieces and also how to write an effective essay in section B of the examination. This knowledge can then inform future teaching of this course for the benefit of the students.This course will help to direct effective and relevant teaching of this paper and to provide a clear idea of the four main question 'types' that are tested every year in this examination.

Enhancing Provision for Musically Gifted Learners

To enable gifted students to maximise their potential in music, it is important to specifically address their needs in schemes of work, differentiated lesson objectives, learning and teaching styles, extra-curricular provision and off site learning opportunities.

This course explores practical strategies for achieving these aims through the development of tools and techniques to engage, excite and motivate gifted students in music; and enable them to fully develop their potential as higher level learners in music.

eSAAMS: Music e-Assessment for Learning using Audio and Video

Assessment for Learning can be a powerful tool in helping raise standards and increase motivation. Using the eSAAMS management system we will capture audio, video and photographic evidence - and show how easy it is to manage assessment as an integral part of the teaching process.

Every Child's Music Matters

This stimulating set of workshops will provide approaches to learning for pupils at KS3 based on the development of their musical understanding through a practical engagement with music.

We will explore a range of learning strategies to raise motivation, attitude and skill acquisition. This includes consideration of new teaching strategies that teachers/leaders/coaches need to take on to effectively implement these models.

Exploring & Developing the Potential of Cubase & Sibelius in the Teaching of Music

This course takes delegates through the possibilities of using Cubase and Sibelius in the classroom providing new ideas and practises for all.

Exploring and Developing Skills in Cubase and Sibelius

This course aims to provide teachers with an opportunity to develop relevant skills using this software in the classroom. Although many teachers use this software, very few use it to its potential. A range of practical tasks will be presented which will allow delegates to work at their own speed and focus on areas relevant to their needs. Tasks will involve a SMART board and individual workstations. Time will be given for delegates to create resources for immediate use.

Getting the Best out of Music Technology at GCSE

This hands-on course focuses on ways to enhance your pupils' success at GCSE by improving their composition work through the use of music technology. The day is workshop-based to ensure maximum time using the computer packages.

How to Teach an Outstanding Music Lesson at KS3 & KS4

This course allows delegates to assess their classroom practice and identify ways to enhance the delivery of lessons at KS3 and KS4. During the day we will explore ways of challenging students through a variety of teaching strategies - and discuss how a clearly structured curriculum will help raise the standard of lessons. The importance of a clear Monitoring and Assessment Programme and the inclusion of appropriate ICT will also be explored.

Improving and Developing Singing in your School

The course will give music teachers more understanding of - and therefor greater confidence in - the use of the singing voice. The basics of vocal technique, and how this applies to secondary pupils, will be explored in practical workshop sessions. The course is suitable for the music specialist unsure of their own vocal ability and, equally, for for voice specialists unsure of their conducting and group management skills.

Leading & Delivering a Successful National Diploma in Music: Strategic Design & Practical Tips

The flexible and open-ended nature of a National Diploma in Music is both its greatest strength and weakness. This course will help both deliverers and heads of department play to the Diploma's strengths, both when considering the rationale when planning for the year and how to implement it most effectively for the typical National Diploma music student.

Leading & Managing a Successful Music Department

This course prepares delegates for the demanding role of running a successful music department. The status of music within the curriculum and the importance of a thriving extra curricular provision will be explored. Delegates will also be able to reflect on their own particular departmental challenges and look at how to move their department forward. Management of staff, instrumental teachers and departmental resources will form a key part of the discussions.

Music Technology at Key Stage 3


New and Exciting Teaching Activities for the Key Stage 3 Music Classroom

All over the country, teachers are finding simple, effective solutions that really work in the classroom. David Ashworth has distilled the best of these ideas into a series of strategies that can be adapted for use in a wide range of teaching and learning situations.

During the day we will focus on how Musical Futures and ICT are having a dramatic effect on improving the experience of music for young people at Key Stage 3

Outstanding Learning and Teaching in GCSE Music

Outstanding leadership and management in music will provide highly focused support in developing the skills necessary to evaluate the quality of your current music provision, implement strategies to support outstanding learning and teaching and lead and manage a highly effective, engaging and successful music department.

Preparing for Music Technology at AS & A2 Level

This course aims to equip teachers with the knowledge required to teach all aspects of the AS and A2 Edexcel Music Technology course. A suitable route through the course will be studied along with appropriate preparation exercises for all coursework assignments. Controlled conditions for coursework will provide the focus for devising a course calendar.

Preparing to Teach the New Specifications in GCSE Music

The 2009 changes to the music GCSE include the introduction of controlled assessment, adaptations to the marking guidelines and streamlining of the area of study requirements. This course will take you step by step through the entire GCSE process, with ideas for structuring, preparing students for the controlled assessment, and tips on linking themes across Performance, Composition and Listening.


Back to top

Our address

Lighthouse Courses Ltd

Gemini House
136-140 Old Shoreham Road
East Sussex

Contact us

Contact details for Lighthouse Courses

Tel: 0800 587 8880