Become a Sing 4 Health Practitioner

Help others through the power of song! Bursting with advice, exercises, lesson plans & real-world guidance, this course includes live webinars, and 3 sets of end-of-module assignments. Accredited by the IPHM.

Fully Tutor-Supported Online Foundation Course

The course comprises 3 modules, each of which will take roughly 4 weeks to complete. All work is done from home at your own pace, but within a structured timetable.

  • Module 1: Setting up and Running Your Sing 4 Health Group
  • Module 2: Singing for Health and Wellbeing
  • Module 3: Session Content and Resources 


Included in the richly-resourced course are two scheduled webinars - a great way to consolidate your learning! Don't worry if you can't attend the live webinars, as they will be recorded and made available to you afterwards.

You will be provided with full support via the course's inbuilt facilities, as well as having access to the Sing 4 Health Hangout Room, where you will be able to share ideas and experiences and chat with others on the course, as well as the course leaders.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to your Sing 4 Health Practitioner Course!

    • Meet the Instructors

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Module 1: Part 1 - Setting up and Running Your Group

    • Setting Up Your Group: First Steps

    • Setting Up a Group Yourself: How Do You Start?

    • Other Considerations

    • What do You Need as a Facilitator?

    • References & Useful Links for Module 1, Part 1

  • 3

    Module 1: Part 2 - Running Your Group

    • Introduction

    • What Equipment Will You Need?

    • Aims & Objectives

    • Session Plans

    • What to Expect - or Not!

    • References & Useful Links for Module 1: Part 2

  • 4

    Module 1: Part 3 - Fundraising

    • Introduction

    • Setting Up a Charity or Community Group

    • Setting Up a Social Enterprise

    • Types of Funding

    • Improving Your Chances of Obtaining Funding

    • References & Useful Links for Module 1, Part 3

  • 5

    Module 1: Part 4: Assignments

    • Assignment 1.1

    • Assignment 1.2

  • 6

    Module 2: Part 1 - Singing for Health

    • Introduction

    • Research into the Health Benefits of Singing

    • Current UK Government Position on the Arts and Wellbeing

    • Chronic Lung Disease

    • Aims & Objectives of Singing for Lung Health

    • Dementia

    • Aims & Objectives of Singing for Dementia

    • Parkinson's Disease

    • Aims & Objectives of Singing for Parkinson's Disease

    • Cancer

    • Aims & Objectives of Singing for Cancer

    • References & Useful Links for Module 2, Part 1

  • 7

    Module 2: Part 2 - Singing for Wellbeing

    • Introduction

    • Singing for Mental Health

    • Singing for Social Exclusion

    • Singing for People with Disabilities

    • References & Useful Links for Module 2, Part 2

  • 8

    Module 2: Part 3 - Assignment

    • Assignment 2.1

  • 9

    Module 3: Part 1 - Session Structure

    • Session Structure - Introduction

    • "Singing for Parkinson's" Sessions

    • "Singing for Chronic Lung Disease" Sessions

    • "Singing for Dementia" Sessions

    • "Singing for Cancer" Sessions

    • Mindfulness

    • References & Useful Links for Module 3: Part 1

  • 10

    Module 3: Part 2 - Resources

    • Introduction

    • Breathing Exercises

    • Physical Warm-Up Exercises

    • Vocal Warm-Ups

    • Rhythm Games

  • 11

    Module 3: Part 2a - Canons & Rounds

    • White Swans

    • Sing Sing Sing Together

    • Kite Flying High

    • Donkeys & Carrots / Why Shouldn't My Goose? (Part 1)

    • Donkeys & Carrots / Why Shouldn't My Goose? (Part 2)

    • Bella Signora

    • Bella Mama

    • Senua de Dende

    • One Bottle o' Beer (Part 1)

    • One Bottle o' Beer Part 2 (You Can't Put Your Muck in Our Dustbin)

    • One Bottle o' Beer Part 3 (Fish and Chips and Vinegar)

    • One Bottle o' Beer (all parts)

    • Fire Fire

    • Tumba Tumba

  • 12

    Module 3: Part 2b - Activities & Songs

    • Bean Bag Songs

    • Jambo - A Welcome Song

    • Tony Chestnut

    • Underneath the Spreading Chestnut Tree

    • Throw and Catch

    • Songs which are no longer in Copyright

    • Other Resources

    • References & Useful Links for Module 3: Part 2

  • 13

    Module 3: Part 3 - Assignments

    • Assignment 3.1

    • Assignment 3.2

  • 14

    Next steps

    • Where to now

    • Before you go...

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We are currently accepting applications for our January course. (Starts 04.01.21)

Course Fees

In full in advance - £439

In 2 instalments of £226

In 3 instalments of £157

A non-returnable deposit of £30 will reserve your place. You will then be invoiced for the balance of your first instalment 4 weeks before the course begins. 


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