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Tutor Training

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Essential training for ISTD approved tutors


We are pleased to advise that the new level 4 teaching qualification, the DDE, has been approved by Council. The DDE will replace what is currently known as the DDI/DDE.

To support these changes, the Education & Training Department will be organising a series of training courses geared toward helping our Approved Tutors update to the new qualification.

The first training course available will be for the DDE Unit 4 (the new dance practice unit) on 26th October 2017 at the Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London UK from 12:30 - 17:00. The day will cover:

  • A detailed briefing of the new qualification
  • Information specific to Unit 4 content
  • Individual genre sessions lead by faculty experts

Training will also be made available online by 9th November.

It will be mandatory for all Approved Tutors to attend Tutor Training (or access training online) for the units they intend to deliver at their centres.

Book your place

Attendance is open to Approved Tutors ONLY for £65 per attendee.

Download a form in either printable PDF or editable Word format and return it by email to coursebookings@istd.org or by post:

Education & Training

22-26 Paul Street



If you would like to access online training, please download an Expression of Interest form in PDF or Word.

Unit 4 will be available for assessment from April 2018, with further details about the qualification changes being sent to Approved Tutors in early September.

If you would like to ask a question or book over the phone, contact the Education & Training team on +44(0)20 7377 1577.