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1 A leading light for Dance Teacher Training in Higher Education brand NEW programme for Professional Dancers

2 PDPTCPDPTC PDPTCPDPTC Building on the Academy’s historic foundations to offer a unique portfolio of internationally acclaimed dance and dance teaching qualifications In January 2013 The Royal Academy of Dance launched a brand new programme for Professional Dancers In January 2013 The Royal Academy of Dance launched a brand new programme for Professional Dancers

3 PDPTCPDPTC PDPTCPDPTC The Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (PDPTC)  Designed for Dancers wishing to prepare for a new career in teaching whilst continuing to perform  Dancers who are already teaching but wish to gain an internationally renowned RAD teaching qualification whilst continuing to work  Widens access to higher education and initial teacher training for professional dancers at postgraduate level  Offers Registered Teachers Status (RAD)  Designed for Dancers wishing to prepare for a new career in teaching whilst continuing to perform  Dancers who are already teaching but wish to gain an internationally renowned RAD teaching qualification whilst continuing to work  Widens access to higher education and initial teacher training for professional dancers at postgraduate level  Offers Registered Teachers Status (RAD)

4 Programme Overview The programme is offered as a part- time, distance learning delivery with taught components (on site in Berlin). It is a modular programme (Four 15 credit modules) delivered over one calendar year (January – November). Offers 60 credits at FHEQ Level 7 (postgraduate) PDPTCPDPTC PDPTCPDPTC

5 PDPTCPDPTC PDPTCPDPTC How the programme is taught?  Begins with a 3 day Induction Seminar, (January)  Followed by a period of distance learning.  In the summer (July), students attend an Intensive Study Period (minimum duration four weeks) which comprises practical sessions, lectures, seminars, discussion groups and tutorials.  In the final module, students undertake a teaching placement in a dance school of their choice where they are supported by a Mentor and Practical Teaching Supervisor. How the programme is taught?  Begins with a 3 day Induction Seminar, (January)  Followed by a period of distance learning.  In the summer (July), students attend an Intensive Study Period (minimum duration four weeks) which comprises practical sessions, lectures, seminars, discussion groups and tutorials.  In the final module, students undertake a teaching placement in a dance school of their choice where they are supported by a Mentor and Practical Teaching Supervisor.

6 PDPTCPDPTC PDPTCPDPTC Students Study 4 15 credit modules  PDPTC701 Dance Teaching in Context  PDPTC702 Learning and Teaching  PDPTC703 Dance histories, techniques and training methods  PDPTC704 Teaching Placement Students Study 4 15 credit modules  PDPTC701 Dance Teaching in Context  PDPTC702 Learning and Teaching  PDPTC703 Dance histories, techniques and training methods  PDPTC704 Teaching Placement

7 Key Facts PDPTCPDPTC PDPTCPDPTC Start January 2014 Apply by 1 st August 2013 DurationOne year part-time LocationDistance learning & Berlin Level/CreditsFHEQ Level 7 (60 credits) ApplicationVia Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD Tuition Fees Language English Validated by Royal Academy of Dance Start January 2014 Apply by 1 st August 2013 DurationOne year part-time LocationDistance learning & Berlin Level/CreditsFHEQ Level 7 (60 credits) ApplicationVia Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD Tuition Fees Language English Validated by Royal Academy of Dance

8 PDPTCPDPTC PDPTCPDPTC Assessment mode Modules are assessed through a range of written tasks including reflective journals, lesson plans, reports and projects. Module PDPTC704 is assessed through a Practical Teaching Examination followed by a short discussion on the class examined. Progression routes Students who exit with 60 credits may apply to the Master of Teaching (Dance) programme, subject to meeting the English language and entry requirements and completing an online postgraduate study skills course. Assessment mode Modules are assessed through a range of written tasks including reflective journals, lesson plans, reports and projects. Module PDPTC704 is assessed through a Practical Teaching Examination followed by a short discussion on the class examined. Progression routes Students who exit with 60 credits may apply to the Master of Teaching (Dance) programme, subject to meeting the English language and entry requirements and completing an online postgraduate study skills course.

9 PDPTCPDPTC PDPTCPDPTC Entry requirements We welcome applications from dancers with significant professional experience and advanced technical proficiency in ballet. ILTS English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English. (score 6.5) The admissions process requires a personal statement from the applicant outlining their skills, knowledge and career aspirations and a current statement from a referee, and will also include an interview. The application form can be downloaded on or posted upon request. Entry requirements We welcome applications from dancers with significant professional experience and advanced technical proficiency in ballet. ILTS English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English. (score 6.5) The admissions process requires a personal statement from the applicant outlining their skills, knowledge and career aspirations and a current statement from a referee, and will also include an interview. The application form can be downloaded on or posted upon request.

10 PDPTCPDPTC PDPTCPDPTC Employment prospects Graduates are well placed to work in the private (vocational) dance sector and in a range of educational contexts internationally across Europe and/or to enrol for further study at postgraduate level. Registered Teachers status – RAD The programme includes study of the syllabi and examinations of the RAD. Graduates are eligible to become teaching members of the RAD and can enter students for RAD examinations should they wish to do so. Employment prospects Graduates are well placed to work in the private (vocational) dance sector and in a range of educational contexts internationally across Europe and/or to enrol for further study at postgraduate level. Registered Teachers status – RAD The programme includes study of the syllabi and examinations of the RAD. Graduates are eligible to become teaching members of the RAD and can enter students for RAD examinations should they wish to do so.

11 A leading light for Dance Teacher Training in Higher Education Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate Further details contact : PDPTC Programme Manager - Dennie Wilson PDPTC Programme Officer – Kerry Dignan


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