How do I apply?
Fill out the online application form or print out an application form and return to us in the post along with deposit payment of £100 (Stagecoach Teaching Preparation Course) or £50 (Stagecoach Fast Track Teaching Diploma Preparation Course)
Where is the course held?
At the Stagecoach Theatre Arts Ltd Head Office in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1LZ
Is accommodation available?
We do not provide accommodation but there are many local hotels and B&B options in the area.
Who is eligible to attend the Course?
Anyone from 18 years upwards who has a proven interest and experience in the performing arts and working with children and young people.
Bank holidays allowing, the Stagecoach Teaching Diploma Preparation Ten Day Course is delivered in two five day slots, leaving the middle weekend free.
What happens after I have paid my deposit and made a booking?
Stagecoach will send you a confirmation letter in the post or via email.
Is the course academic?
Not in the formal sense. It is largely practical in nature, with emphasis on workshops, tutor-led lectures, discussions, teaching observation and creative musical theatre sessions. You will be required to draw up written lesson plans, collate a portfolio and take part in a viva voce (discussion) with the examiner.
Is previous teaching experience a requirement?
No, not necessarily to pass Unit One. However if you have not taught before you will be required to gain 20 hours minimum of teaching experience before you sit the final diploma examination - Unit Two. (For further advice ring the Education department at Stagecoach on 01932 256 245.)
What is included in the price?
Highly experienced and qualified tutors will lead the course and you will receive resources to support your teaching.
(A theatre trip – for 10 day course only)
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Writing materials and comfortable clothing. Many past students have brought laptops with them and resources that they plan to use in their teaching such as backing tracks, props or printed materials.
When do the examinations take place?
For Unit One on the 10 day course, the examination will be within the last 2 days of the course. For Unit Two and the Fast Track 2 day course, the examination has to be arranged with the PPA. To sit the Unit Two vexam, candidates must register with PPA." with "For Unit One on the 10 day course, the examination will be within the last 2 days of the course. For Unit Two and the Fast Track 2 day course, the examination has to be arranged with the PAA. To sit the Unit Two exam, candidates must register with PAA.
You can register online at www.performanceartsawards.com
What support will I receive during the course?
Individual support from the course leader with regular tutorials.
How many students per course?
Maximum of 12 students.
Please contact our Education department on 01932 256 245 or make an enquiry using our online enquiry form. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible to help you with your queries.