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Validation of Experience for the State Diploma (DE) in Music Teaching.

présentation of VAE (cross-crediting / Validation of Experience)

VAE is defined in the Law of 17 January 2002, which recognises that any person engaged in a working life has the right to validate the skills of his or her experience, notably professional, with a view to obtaining a degree or professional title or qualification certificate (…) recorded in the national directory of professional qualifications. This is one of the ways of obtaining the DE in Music Teaching that is offered by the institute (see also appendix 2 of the decree of May 5, 2011).

NB: the disciplines of musical culture, writing and contemporary musical creation are not offered.

eligibility criteria of this procedure

  • No age limit.
  • No conditions concerning nationality.
  • Proof of skills acquired during the exercise of salaried, non-salaried or volunteer activities in a continuous manner or not, directly related to the activities and skills defined by the referential; of a cumulative duration of at least one year of teaching in the discipline, field and option concerned, corresponding to a teaching period of 20 hours per week over 30 weeks (this means being able to prove at least 600 hours of teaching in the discipline, field and option targeted.

Please see also information note to candidates.


The institute is organizing the next VAE session for the DE in Music Teaching between October 2020 and December 2021.

  • Information meetings on the VAE session: October 15, 2020.
    Compulsory registration with Naïg Ménesguen before October 12, possibility to attend by videoconference.
  • Opening of online pre-registration on isdat.fr: October 15, 2020.
  • Submission of the admissibility booklet (with supporting documents + payment): between October 15 and November 13, 2020, 12 p.m. by hand or by post.
  • Deadline for receipt of payment for VAE fees (payment or payment): March 5, 2021.
  • Period for writing Booklet 2 and methodological support: from March 22 to December 10, 2021 maximum, methodological workshop mandatory at the start on March 22, 2021, possibility to attend by videoconference.
  • Submission of Booklet 2: September 15, 2021,12 p.m. by hand or by post.
  • Interview with the jury: between November 1 and December 10, 2021.