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Drama school teacher

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by tomasjasonfairfoot, May 3, 2019.

  1. tomasjasonfairfoot

    tomasjasonfairfoot New commenter

    I have trained in Drama, Degree BA (hons) and Post Graduate and have been a professional/ voice coach and acting teacher and performer for 30 years. I have also run an agency with over 140 actors, running courses in voice and acting and teaching in the corporate field with voice and communication skills. However, I have been working in South Africa the last 15 years, and do not have an NQT. So with all this experience since coming back to the UK, i can only get teaching assistant work. What is the process of getting a NQT qualification or is it even necessary for Drama at university or private schools.
  2. esdram

    esdram New commenter

    To work in Primary or secondary schools, you will have to go through Initial Teacher Training. That's either a PGCE through a university or a SCITT which is school based. There are lots of courses around the country. Both will take a year and you will probably have to fund it yourself. Some schools may take you on as an Unqualified Teacher but they will probably want you to train at some point.
    There are specific qualifications for Further or Higher Education like a PGCHE, that I'm not too sure on but if you search on line you could find a course near you. Hope this helps.
  3. speechcompanyinfo

    speechcompanyinfo New commenter

    If you do a PGCE to gain your QTS, you will have to pay £9000 for the course. This means there will be a real shortage of drama teachers out there pretty soon, because people can't afford it. Think about it. They've got into fifty grand debt to do their degree and now an extra twenty grand debt? So. You are in a good position because there just won't be more than about 30 new drama teachers per year, pretty soon. I suggest you do a PGCE on the Assessment only route. Its a lot cheaper, and fits in with your experience. Contact UCAS for detailed advice.

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