QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHERS
The Performing Arts Industry is a very competative field and the need to be taught by a qualified teacher is of the upmost importance.
Whether you are a young student, a professional performer, or a teacher with experience, the IDT can expand on your opportunities with the private sector dance studio.
Our portfolio of teaching qualifications can offer current and potential teachers a qualification that is relevant to the latest ideas and will suit the needs of today's studio owners.
Certificate in Dance Teaching and Learning
This qualification is available to students aged 18+ who hold an Intermediate Certificate from a recognised association. The full examination consists of four units of work and must be completed within a 36 month period. Three units are of a theoretical nature (based on general teaching principals and practice) with the fourth unit being a practical, genre specific, assessment based on the teaching of our programme of study. On successful completion of the fourth unit, the candidate will be awarded our Certificate in Dance Teaching and Learning and be eligible to enter candidates into examinations of our Foundation and Graded programmes of study.
Teaching Licenciate Diploma
This examination is available to students aged 20+. Prospective candidates must hold the CDTL/Associate Diploma or equivalent in the subject for examination, and be able to provide evidence of at least two years of teaching either within their own school or for someone else. The full examination consists of a practical assessment based on the Major and Professional Grades in the specific genre and the submission of a comprehensive portfolio. On successful completion of the Licenciate Diploma, the candidate will be able to teach the Major & Professional IDT programmes of study within their school and enter candidates for examination.
Teaching Fellowship Diploma
This examinations available to students aged 25+. Prospective candidates must hold a Licenciate Diploma or equivalent in the subject for examination, and be able to provide evidence of at least five years teaching experience either within their own school or for someone else. The full examination consist of two practical workshops taught by the teacher with a given set of students (one of which will be POS based, and one will be freework), and a thorough discussion with the examiner will take place following the practical assessment.