• Quality Training

    QUALITY TRAINING

    Ask our 7 questions to help you judge whether a school is right for you and to ensure you are going to receive the top quality training you deserve.

    Don’t feel awkward asking them. The best schools will welcome your questions.

1Timetable

This should give you information on exactly how many taught hours you will get per week.

2Staff List

This should make clear the balance between full-time, part-time and guest tutors, so you can get an accurate sense of the staff’s professional background. Full-time staff provide understanding and continuity; part-time staff who are still working in the business keep everyone up-to-date. It is also important that there are sufficient senior managers in the school with direct professional experience that will guide their decisions.

1Professional Links

A detailed account of the links between the school and significant professionals (performers, directors, company artistic directors, choreographers, musicians, etc.)

4Public Performances

A list of all public performances over the previous academic year, so you can see the range of venues, audiences and material performed.

5Deposits

A clear policy on any deposits the school asks for from applicants; you should be told why the school charges a deposit, as well as how much it is and if/when it might be repaid to you.

6Employment Destinations

A list of the previous three years’ employment destinations of graduating students, as far as they are known. Schools make considerable efforts to keep in touch with past students; it is very useful information for you as well as for the schools. You need to know the sort of jobs – range, quality – that students from the school have achieved.

7Inspection Reports

Copies of inspection and monitoring reports, e.g. from HEFCE, Ofsted or other professional bodies.