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Tutor Training

The Education & Training Department is pleased to announce a full host of Tutor Training this January & February 2016. Places are expected to go fast, so please ensure you book early to avoid disappointment. Further information and links to booking forms can be found below.

Essential training for ISTD approved Tutors!

Tutor Training is essential for tutors within Approved Dance Centres and Distance Learning Tutors who wish to become approved in order to tutor the specific units of the Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI) and Diploma in Dance Education (DDE).

Whether you are yet to attend the relevant course or you wish to refresh your knowledge, there is a course option to suit you. 

If you want more information about becoming an Approved Tutor, please contact Gemma Bridge. 

Date Course Venue Time

Saturday 23rd January

Sunday 24th January

Monday 15th February

Tuesday 16th February

Wednesday 17th February

DDI Unit 2 - Health & Safety

DDE Unit 3 - Lifespan Development

DDI Unit 1 - Generic Teaching Skills

DDE Unit 1 & 2 - Generic Teaching Skills

DDE Unit 5 - Contextual Study of Dance

ISTD2 Studios

346 Old Street

London

EC1V 9NQ

10:00 - 16:30

Booking Form - Word format

Booking Form - PDF format

DDI Unit 2 Health and Safety - 23rd January

Mandatory training for approved Tutors wishing to tutor learners through the DDI Health and Safety module. Also open to approved Tutors who have already attended this training and wish to refresh their knowledge.

DDE Unit 3 Lifespan and Development - 24th January

Mandatory training for approved Tutors wishing to tutor learners through the DDE Lifespan and Development module. Also open to approved Tutors who have already attended this training and wish to refresh their knowledge.

DDI Unit 1 and DDE Unit 1 & 2 Generic Teaching Skills 2-day course - 15th & 16th February

Mandatory training for all new approved ISTD tutors of the DDI and DDE who propose to teach DDI unit 1, and DDE Units 1 & 2. All Tutors are approved to tutor the DDI and DDE units and must attend both training days in order to receive their tutor number and assess any learners.

The purpose of this training is to ensure Tutors have a full understanding of ‘generic teaching’ and know what is required of the learners for these units. The course also includes guidance on the portfolio and entry paperwork. This course is lectured by Jill Knight.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE

Only experienced tutors who have previously attended the full 2-day programme may book as a single-day delegate. If you have not attended Generic Teaching Skills Tutor Training before, then it is required to attend both days in order to become approved to tutor the units.

DDE Unit 5 Contextual Studies of Dance - 17th February

More information to come soon.

Essential Learning for Tutors at DDI/DDE Level - TBC

Further courses will be planned soon.

The Essential Learning for Tutors at DDI/DDE Level, Unit 4 - Modern Theatre course takes a very detailed look at the criteria for Modern Theatre DDI and DDE. This course will investigate a number of approaches to preparing candidates and give guidelines on the common pitfalls for candidates and tutors. Discussion will cover encouraging independent thinking, technical and artistic skills, unset choreography and choice of music.  Attendance is not mandatory, however, tutors tutoring the Unit 4 in Modern Theatre are encouraged to attend to refresh existing knowledge and further develop their tutoring skills. 

To book or ask a question, please email coursebookings@istd.org