Stagecoach Performing Arts

Associate Diploma in Teaching Performing Arts (ADPA) - Spring Cohort 2021

For performing arts professionals looking to develop skills in teaching children and young people

Tuesday February 16th – Friday July 30th 2021 – Doors open at 1:10pm

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ADPA Full Supported Course - Spring Cohort '21
February - July 2021: £400 Deposit (Price: £1600)

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Stagecoach Associate Diploma in Teaching Performing Arts (ADPA) 

For performing arts professionals looking to develop skills in teaching children and young people

5 - 12 month part-time accredited programme

It’s not unusual for a young person’s dedication for the performing arts to have grown out of one teacher’s influence. We have seen many inspirational teachers whose passion and energy have set their subject alight for their students in a life-changing way.

Children and young people deserve the best possible teaching we can give them in order to discover that learning is fun, that learning is great and that a passion for the performing arts can last a lifetime! This is why we have set up this unique teaching developmental programme specifically aimed at performing arts professionals.

ADPA Remote Learning Diploma Programme: 

Be Unstoppable - designed for those who are passionate about sharing their gifts in singing, dance, drama or musical theatre and who are looking for recognition in their teaching practice.

Be Inspired - follow a core online programme in a virtual learning environment with specialist guest practitioners and experienced educationalists.

Be Supported - the Stagecoach Education Team will guide you throughout the programme and you’ll have your own personal mentor, a coaching group and regular cohort check-ins.

Enjoy Flexibility - a six month part-time programme with access to high quality Stagecoach professional development opportunities and resources. Study around work, family and personal commitments.

Become Accredited - the supported programme incorporates the RSL Level 4 Professional Diploma (Teacher Pathway) qualification.

Inspiration & Close Support

This engaging and highly interactive developmental teaching programme - spaced over the period of two terms -  is facilitated by the Stagecoach Performing Arts Education Team and invited specialist speakers for exclusive presentations and Q&As. 

We promise inspirational facilitation, a safe, inclusive environment, exciting relevant learning experiences, an individualised programme journey, collegiality within a supported coaching group, one-to-one mentoring and a great deal of fun! 

ADPA Programme Content:

-Understanding Learning

-Inclusive Learning: Case Study

-Planning, Facilitating & Evaluating Learning

-Safe Teaching: Case Study

Gain an Internationally Recognised Qualification

Completing our online learning programme will not only improve your classroom practice, it will earn you a Level 4 Professional Diploma in teaching. The qualification is awarded by Rockschool and is recognised in over 40 countries worldwide. The teaching diploma is regulated by Ofqual, benchmarked at undergraduate degree level in the UK, and has worldwide recognition.

The RSL Level 4 Professional Diploma (DipRSL) is gained through a reflective programme spanning a term with the flexibility and support to study around your job, family and commitments. We recognise that everyone develops at a different pace with varied starting points - we can support you whatever your level of experience in improving your practice and gaining an accredited qualification. 

Building Your Portfolio

Throughout the programme you will be supported in shaping and reflecting upon your teaching practice to compliment the learning taking place in your classroom. Programme participants build a digital portfolio which will be the basis of assessment for the Level 4 Professional Diploma. 

Your collection of evidence can take the form of video presentations, podcasts and written work (max of 1000 words per topic and the total audio/visual evidence must not exceed 10 minutes per topic except Section 2’s teaching video submission).

Specialist Guest Lead Practitioners and Experienced Educationalists

We'll be announcing speakers and facilitators very soon...

Course Structure:

Part 1

Day 1: 13:15 - 18:30 GMT Tuesday 16 February 2021

Day 2: 13:15 - 18:30 GMT Wednesday 17 February 2021

Day 3: 13:15 - 18:30 GMT Thursday 18 February 2021

Ongoing support including two mentoring sessions linked to a Personal Development Plan and free access to Stagecoach Education Teacher Development workshops and career coaching.

Part 2

Day 4: 13:15 - 18:30 BST Wednesday 28 July 2021

Day 5: 13:15 - 18:30 BST Thursday 29 July 2021

Day 6: 13:15 - 18:30 BST Friday 30 July 2021

Delegates may choose to extend their development and complete the programme at a later date.

Deadline: February 2022. 

The ADPA Programme welcomes delegates from countries other than the UK. Please note that the facilitation and accompanying guidance is in English.  

ADPA Online Learning Programme - Full Price £1600 (Deposit £400)

Please contact to find out about discounted and subsidised rates for Stagecoach Teachers, Stagecoach Alumni, members of ABCD and ISM and performers whose employment has been affected by the pandemic. 

To guarantee your place, pay £400 deposit. 

Meet the Stagecoach Education Team: Louisa & Jo

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Starts: Tuesday, February 16th 2021 at 1:15pm
Doors open: 1:10pm
Ends: Friday, July 30th 2021 at 6:30pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: February 8th 2021


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