Teaching Creative Courage For Life
How To Become a Stagecoach Performing Arts Teacher or Teaching Assistant

We have over 2,000 schools internationally and we are always on the lookout for passionate actors, dancers, singers to teach and inspire a new generations. Find out more about who we are here.

For performing arts professionals looking to develop skills in teaching children and young people, we can offer you an internationally recognised qualification. On a 5-12 month part-time accredited programme.

What we can offer you…


An international Brand

As a leading body in the performing arts industry, you will be working for a brand that is internationally recognised with a global presence.
You will part of a team that delivers quality learning within the classroom, engaging performance opportunities across the Stagecoach year and supporting students in their journey towards a career in the creative industry.


Educational Framework

Stagecoach teachers have the creative freedom to select their own teaching content and appropriate resources for their students in agreement with the school’s Principal.

To help structure and offer guidance for progressive planning, Stagecoach have introduced the Educational Framework.
Opportunities to develop best practice, attend professional development workshops at a low cost and get qualified (see ADPA teaching diploma below).  

Opportunities and Flexibility 

With over 2,000 schools across the UK and in 8 countries throughout the world, the opportunities for teaching for Stagecoach are wide-reaching.
Teaching with Stagecoach provides flexible working hours on evenings and weekends that can fit around your own career path and lifestyle.

How to apply:

Stagecoach is a franchise, so each school is an independent business. You can select your preferred area and school to work with by completing our Teacher Application form.

Teaching Diploma (ADPA)

We have created a teacher development diploma programme to provide professionals with the opportunity to develop their teaching practice. The ADPA (Associate Diploma in Teaching the Performance Arts) teaching course leads to a Level 4 qualification that is accredited by RSL. It is defined as a Diploma of RSL (DipRSL).
Candidates may use DipRSL post-nominally if they wish after gaining the qualification.
The level and content of the programme is ideal for an experienced and skilled performance artists, aged 18 and over. The programme is aimed at those who wish to gain the skillset to pass on their knowledge in the performing arts to children and young people, through creative and engaging teaching-based activities.
To find out more about ADPA and other opportunities for professional development follow this link
If you have any other questions, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Our programmes at a glance...

Professional Development

ADPA and Explore Sessions
for performing arts practitioners working with children and young people.

Teacher Development Programme

Online Accredited Diploma (ADPA)
For performing arts professionals looking to develop skills in teaching children and young people and gain an Internationally recognised qualification on a 5-12 month part-time accredited programme

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