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Teacher Training

Convergence Acting Studio also offers teacher training which allows candidates, looking for industry standard training, to hone their practice. There is the option to achieve a formal Trinity qualification for those wishing to develop and validate their practice.

 Who it may suit:

  • Professional performers wishing to share their skills and experience via an informed teaching practice
  • Current teachers (mainstream or vocational) who wish to develop their practice with access to industry standard professionals and/or achieve an additional teaching qualification
  • Current students training in Acting, Musical Theatre and Drama at L4 or above wishing to gain a teaching qualification
  • Graduates of vocational training or an academic degree in Acting, Musical Theatre or Drama

 What we offer:

Trinity ATCL Diploma  (Speech and Drama, Theatre Arts, Communication Skills)

  • Validate and develop your practice with the Trinity ATCL Diploma in teaching.  The course covers selection of material, teaching strategies for various age groups, health and safety, safeguarding and professional practice for teachers.
  • 1 year course (one evening a week, plus private lessons)

Trinity LTCL Diploma (Speech and Drama, Theatre Arts, Communication Skills)

  • Currently, this can be achieved via a combination of classes and one to one mentoring on a case by case basis.

For more information on Trinity click here 

Bespoke mentoring 

  • Are you a professional performer who has just gone into teaching? Need help writing lesson plans, designing a scheme of work or developing teaching strategies for vocational work? Join our mailing list for useful workshops or contact us for bespoke mentoring.

for more information contact info@convergenceactingstudio.co.uk


ATCL - In Detail

Why the ATCL Teaching Diploma?

The ATCL Diploma in Teaching is a recognised qualification which demonstrates that you can plan and deliver a series of lessons for a specific learner, or group of learners, in a given setting and reflect upon its effectiveness.

The qualification is of particular value to those working with individuals and small groups in studios, young people’s theatre and colleges and offers proof to clients or employers that you have studied and been successful in employing suitable teaching strategies and professional standards of safeguarding and health and safety when teaching.  Graduates of the course teach privately, for Saturday and after school clubs or Performing Arts Schools, and as Speech and Drama teachers in schools.

Why Learn with Convergence? 

  • Receive the teaching and support of experienced industry professionals and teachers
  • Discover effective teaching strategies
  • Receive access to, and be guided in, researching effective material aimed at specific learners
  • Learn by doing with expert feedback
  • Flexible course one evening a week with additional private lessons if required

 

How Long Will It Take?

This really depends on your previous experience and knowledge....

The course is designed to be completed in a year but you may take up to three years to complete the qualification, should you require more time or have other commitments. Trinity advise that you complete your Grade 8 in your chosen subject area in preparation, but this is not compulsory. In order to take up training with Convergence you must commit to the one year course of lessons starting in January or September. Fees are payable by the first day of each term.

FEES 

One Year (three terms) of Group Lessons 

Basic Fee: £1300 per term x 3 = £3,900

A three hour session, once a week for three terms)
Optional private lessons @ £40 per hours * (see below)

Extra Tuition required depending on experience: **

  • Current or recent graduate with no teaching experience: 10 additional private lessons spread over the year:  £400
  • Current or recent graduate with teaching experience: 5 additional private lessons spread over the year:   £200  
  • Experienced teacher: up to 2 additional private lessons spread over the year:  £0-80

*additional private lessons are by mutual agreement between the tutor and the student, if the student wishes to receive extra support. These are offered at a reduced rate, only available to course attendees.

** these are added as guidelines and depend on your subject knowledge, other commitments and level of confidence. 

PLUS Trinity Examination Fees: 
UNIT 1: £62
UNIT 2: £96
UNIT 3: £224
TOTAL TRINITY ATCL Examination FEES: £382.00*** 
*** These are the current advertised fees which are set by Trinity and are subject to change according to any fee increases that are beyond our control


Subjects


You can take the ATCL Teaching in the following subjects:

  • Speech and Drama: for those wishing to teach Acting (Contemporary and Classical) and Voice Work
  • Theatre Arts: for those wishing to teach Musical Theatre, Contemporary Acting and Dance Drama
  • Communication Skills: for those wishing to teach Public Speaking and presentation skills


 Learning outcomes

To achieve this qualification the candidate will be able to: 

 ◗ Execute teaching work effectively for at least one of the following areas as related to speech and drama or theatre arts or communication skills:

  •  Acting and improvisation in relation to theatre and musical theatre
  • Dance and choreography in relation to theatre and musical theatre
  • Singing or creative music-making for theatre
  • Public speaking and communication in various contexts

◗ Use a wide range of teaching materials

◗ Execute work effectively at an appropriate professional level, working in response to larger structures, and/or directions of others

◗ Demonstrate an awareness of the wider context of the material they are working with, especially in relation to the performing arts or communication 

 skills and education in general

◗ Conduct investigative projects and develop new approaches to present concepts to students

◗ Demonstrate command of subject knowledge and the ability to plan work for others to achieve set goals


 Assessment Criteria

Each unit is defined in terms of assessment objectives and these are measured using the following criteria:

◗ Knowledge and understanding of teaching techniques, roles and contexts

◗ Communication

◗ Planning and contextual awareness

◗ Integration of skills, knowledge and awareness

At ATCL level, the candidate should be able to demonstrate their teaching skills and reflect critically on their own practice

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS PLEASE CONTACT US
Applications are free, and eligible applicants will be invited to interview to make sure the course is right for them and they're right for the course.


LTCL - In Detail

Why the LTCL Teaching Diploma?

This qualification is evidence that the candidate can plan and deliver taught programmes appropriate for a range of learners, learner groups and settings and can evaluate their effectiveness.

It is suitable for those who will take responsibility for planning and teaching speech and drama, musical theatre, performance arts, applied drama or communication skills in schools, colleges, private studios and theatre education departments.

Its assessment standards are comparable to those of other qualifications available in the UK at Level 6 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework or the final year of degree-level study.

 Why Learn with Convergence?

  •  Receive the teaching and support of experienced industry professionals and teachers
  • Develop and enhance existing teaching strategies
  • Receive access to, and be guided in researching effective material aimed at specific learners
  • Learn by doing with expert feedback
  • Flexible course on one evening a week with additional private lessons if required

 How Long Will It Take?

This really depends on your previous experience and knowledge

The course is designed to be completed in a year but you may take up to three years to complete the qualification, should you require more time or have other commitments. Trinity advise that you complete your Grade 8 in your chosen subject area in preparation, but this is not compulsory. In order to take up training with Convergence you must commit to the one year course of lessons starting in January or September. Fees are payable by the first day of each term.

 The course is aimed at  Experienced Teachers, Experienced Heads of Departments/School or Course.

FEES

One Year (three terms) of Group Lessons.

Basic Fee: £1,300 per term x 3 = £3,900
(three hour session, once a week for three terms)

Optional Private Lessons @ £40 per hours *
Experienced teachers with limited management experience may require additional private lessons.  

PLUS Trinity Fees: 
UNIT 1: £70
UNIT 2: £132
UNIT 3: £296 
TOTAL TRININTY LTCL FEES: £418.00***

*additional private lessons are by mutual agreement between the tutor and the student, if the student wishes to receive extra support. These are offered at a reduced rate, only available to course attendees. 

*** These are the current advertised fees which are set by Trinity and are subject to change according to any fee increases that are beyond our control


How Will I learn? 

You will learn 

  • via a combination of taught techniques in class time 
  • via access to shared online resources
  • by guided research in finding material
  • by planning your own lessons with feedback
  • through being given the opportunity to put theory into practice.

 What Does The Course Include? 

  3 x 10 week terms of one evening a week, (which includes 2 x 1-2-1 tutorials)

Verbal and written feedback will be given on:

  • set practice essays for Unit 1
  • mock examination for Unit 1
  • a draft of the Unit 2 Case study
  • class teaching and lesson plan for Unit 3

 You can take the ATCL Teaching in the following subjects:

  • Speech and Drama: for those who teach Acting (Contemporary and Classical) and Voice Work

  • Musical Theatre: for those who teach Musical Theatre (Acting, Singing, Dance)

  • Performance Arts: for those who teach Devising, Singing, Acting and Dance/Movement

  • Applied Drama: for those who use Drama in an educational, community or therapeutic context

  • Communication Skills: for those wishing to teach Public Speaking and presentation skills

Learning Outcomes

To achieve this qualification the candidate will be able to:

  • Engage effectively in a range of teaching environments
  • Execute work effectively with a high degree of professionalism, taking full responsibility for the teaching environment
  • Integrate complex material into the learning process
  • Demonstrate a high level of creativity and originality in developing and presenting media, materials and concepts
  • Reflect critically upon their own practice and that of others
  • Demonstrate command of subject knowledge and commensurate confidence in developing the skills and knowledge of the learners, providing inspiration and motivation
  • Teach skills, understanding and knowledge based on familiarity with current and historical literature in the relevant subject assessment criteria.
Each unit is defined in terms of assessment objectives and these are measured using the following criteria:
  • Knowledge and understanding of appropriate teaching techniques
  • Communication
  • Planning and awareness of the needs of students
  • Integration of skills, knowledge and awareness

 

At LTCL level, the candidate should be able to reflect critically upon their work and that of others in addition to being able to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and teaching skills. A detailed document for the LTCL Teaching diploma can be downloaded from trinitycollege.com/drama

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Applications are free, and eligible applicants will be invited to interview to make sure the course is right for them.

Contact us for more information or to receive the application form: