National Institute of Conductive Education

First Australian to train to be a conductor in UK

I saw this post on Ruth Wales’ (nee Stange) Facebook page  about an exciting piece of news for Australia. An assistant at Carson Street School, Western Australia has been accepted onto the conductor training course at the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham, UK for September 2015.

The media release posted by Ruth says:


Jessica Cornelius, an Education Assistant at Carson Street School, has just been accepted to train at the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham, UK.

Jessica will be the very first Australian to train as a Conductor. This is a huge commitment and the School is very proud of her achievement.

Carson Street School is the State’s only Education Support Primary School and the only school in WA to provide the unique program of Conductive Education.

Qualified Conductor Status (QCS), which is a worldwide recognised professional qualification and enables graduates to be employed as a Conductor. In addition to QCS, graduates receive an honours degree in Conductive Education.


I have not been able to track down a link for it on the Internet. There is no mention of it  on Carson Street school’s website that I can find either.


Good luck to Jessica!




News that NICE conductor-training with Wolverhampton is ending

 Yesterday evening I saw the report of the demise of the conductor-training at NICE
I felt very sad. I was involved in this course from the very beginning as I had been building the Library for some time at this stage. The Library was established as an open access  resource for all those interested in discovering, studying, researching Conductive Education and was used by all the students too.
I do remember many of the graduates who have gone on to do good work all over the world and enjoyed helping them during their studies. Quite a few have contacted me over the years with queries and I enjoyed editing the book Just Do It! – a collection of reports on their  new careers in Conductive Education, published by Conductive Education Press.
A Google Alert has led me to a number of comments on Andrew’s blog in response to the news  and I will look forward to hearing more about the plans to continue the course at NICE in June, as promised there by Mel Brown, and post any information I get on this blog.