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Are you interested in a career in theatre, Drama education, or looking for a Drama ITT provider? National Drama is here to help and offer guidance, support and a community for you to be part of.

Join National Drama today to be a member of the UK’s biggest and foremost body of drama educators. Membership is available at a concessionary rate for students, and as part of your membership you’ll have access to all of these member benefits:

  • Twice yearly copies of #Drama Magazine
  • Free access to #NationalDramaCPD
  • Monthly members e-news “Behind the Curtain”
  • Free access to #DramaResearch bi-annual research journal
  • Opportunities to network and meet colleagues and industry professionals
  • Access to bursaries and awards for special projects
  • Access to teaching resources

Information on Careers

Looking for a career in theatre for after school, college or university? The Get Into Theatre website offers great advice on thousands of careers in the theatre industry.

The National Theatre Careers website offers information about apprenticeships, vacancies, work placements and Young Makers and Technicians.

Arts Jobs is a great site to search and find jobs in the arts sector.

Drama Teacher Training

There are many routes into teacher training, from ITT (Initial Teacher Training) provided by a University in conjunction with a teaching school, or on the job training as an unqualified teacher or through the assessment-only QTS route. Knowing whether you’d like to specialise in primary or secondary education is a good place to start, and then you can start to look for school experience and training providers to suit your needs.

The Government’s Get into Teaching website provides clear explanations of the training routes and funding available, so this is a useful site if you aren’t sure how you’d like to train.

Further information and useful sites:

Secondary Drama PGCE Providers

The following institutions currently offer a Drama PGCE course, you would need to check each institution and the UCAS website for places available in the year you wish to apply:

National Drama

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  • nd@nationaldrama.org.uk
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    St Mary Magdalene's Church
    Munster Square
    London NW1 3PT

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