Online Tutor Training

The ISTD's online training offers Approved Tutors the opportunity to complete their Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) remotely and in their own time.

It replicates the tutor training days held in London, features interactive content such as videos, images, and plenty of activities, and even connects tutors with each other to further support the learning journey.

Available online tutor training modules

Each unit costs £40 - is available to Approved Tutors only - and the training can be completed over a period of 30 days at the end of which a certificate which confirms successful completion of the training, is issued.

DDE Unit and Tutor


DDE Unit 1  

Preparing for Safe Teaching

On or around the 28th of each month

DDE Unit 2

Observing, Assisting and Teaching

On or around the 18th of each month

DDE Unit 4

Dance Practice

On or around the 5th of each month

DDE Unit 5

Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development

On or around the 30th of each month

If you intend to tutor, please note the following.

  • DDE Unit 2 and/or DDE Unit 4: You must attend/access online training for all units; DDE 1, 2, 4 and 5
  • DDE Unit 1 and/or DDE Unit 5: You will only need to attend/access online training for this unit

Book your place

To book your place please download, complete and return the booking form along with payment to, or by post to: Education & Training, 22-26 Paul Street, London EC2A 4QE.

If you would like to ask a question or book over the phone, contact the Education & Training team on +44(0)20 7377 1577.
Notes from B: I removed the references to new and the dates (as I believe all units are launched now; think it may also give a good impression... as if we've been high tech for years :) ...)