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Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status), PGCE, QTS (Secondary)

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the United Kingdom

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

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About Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status), PGCE, QTS (Secondary) - at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

This programme combines postgraduate studies with initial teacher training to give you a comprehensive preparation for dance teaching. The programme includes two teaching placements in secondary schools or colleges supported by regular periods of study at RAD headquarters in London.

You will be introduced to the standards and requirements for government-recognised Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and work to fulfil these standards through the duration of your studies. You will be supported by School-based tutors and RAD tutors who will provide continuous feedback on your progress.

On successful completion of the PGCE: Dance Teaching, you will have gained a postgraduate qualification with QTS and will be eligible to become a registered teacher with the RAD. Graduates from this programme can also apply for the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching), with 60 credits exemption.

Our partnership schools and colleges
Our partnership schools and colleges are based in inner and outer London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire.

Your student experience
The programme comprises 13 weeks of full-time study onsite (in three blocks) at the RAD in London, and 24 weeks (120 days) in two distinct professional placements within schools or colleges covering the 11–19 age-range.

Modules taught at the RAD are delivered through practical workshops, lectures, seminars and a series of teaching tasks. During your placements you will work alongside School-based tutors who are dance specialists. You will develop your knowledge and skills through a combination of observation, teaching, and discussion with your tutors who will provide support on planning, teaching and self-reflection.

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Notes about fees for this course

Fees for entry in 2017/18

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status)

UK/EU students: £6,770 for the academic year.

A fee of £60 is payable if the applicant is invited to audition for this programme.

Typical programme costs can be found at

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree (with a minimum classification of 2:1) in dance or a related subject with a substantial dance component.

Minimum grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics.

Candidates will need to have passed their QTS skills tests in literacy and numeracy prior to acceptance on the programme. At the time of the audition, if an applicant is in the process of undertaking these skills tests, they will be given a deadline to pass if selected in the audition.

Interview and Audition
Applicants must submit a video of a solo as part of the initial selection process and based on this assessment, the applicant may be invited to interview. The interview day involves a practical audition including practical dance class, the teaching of the short extract of the solo, an interview (by invitation following successful practical class and teaching), a key skills exercise and a group discussion.

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