Associate status Associates are individuals and organisations we endorse following a recruitment process which includes completing Safeguarding and child protection training. Returning to draft your online profile? From 1 March 2018 we have introduced application closing dates and set interview dates for prospective Associates. As Associate numbers continue to grow, and in order to provide a thorough and professional service, we need to move away from a year-round open application process. Click here to see application process Benefits Exclusive access to our subsidies and schemes: Subsidies for First Access tuition Subsidies for instrumental and vocal tuition Instrument hire scheme Belonging to a community of providers with opportunities for training and networking, as well as helping to shape the future of music making in Wiltshire. A listing in our directory of Associates showcasing your offer. In return we require you to share information and data about your work in Wiltshire through our annual data collection gathering. Categories Associate Provider – individual tutors or music leaders who demonstrate an appropriate mix of knowledge, understanding and experience in relation to the different areas music education and learning they offer. Associate (First Access) – as above and with proven experience and ability to deliver whole class / large sessions aligned to our First Access outcomes. Associate Organisation – organisations or companies that demonstrate an appropriate mix of knowledge, understanding and experience in relation to the different areas music education and learning they offer. Associate CPD – organisations or individuals offering high quality training or professional development opportunities of relevance to our work, including provision for school staff. Inclusive Music Aware – Associates who are Inclusive Music Aware are demonstrating their commitment to continuing to develop their own skills, knowledge and expertise regarding music with children and young people who may have special educational needs, mental health issues, disabled young people, and those with social, emotional, or behavioural difficulties. They have pledged to engage in a number of professional development opportunities in order that they work in the most inclusive way possible. More details are here. Early Years Associate – Early Years Associates have a specialism in working with children 5 and under. They have knowledge, skills and experience of music making with very young children. They may have experience of working in Early Years education settings such as nurseries, pre-schools and reception classes, or with family groups in children’s centres or community venues. Depending on your work, you can be in more than one category. All Associates are required to complete an application process including an interview and meet agreed standards for Safeguarding. Application process Not sure this is right for you?