Welcome to the Royal Academy of Dance Faculty of Education

We are a specialist dance education provider with over 100 years of experience inspiring, cultivating and supporting dance teachers around the world. Our Faculty of Education was created in 1999 in recognition of our increasing commitment to higher education.

Whether you are looking to gain initial teacher training or are a well-established dance teacher in need of inspiration, the RAD has a programme for you.

Our new digital prospectus for 2023/24 is now available online, outlining our programmes of study, including degrees validated by the University of Bath, and Awards of the RAD.

Read about what we offer and hear from some of the people who make up our vibrant and international dance community.

Click on the link below to find out more about studying at with us.

Digital Prospectus 2024/24

Which Programme is for You?

We offer a range of programmes to suit all levels and stages of your career, including degrees validated by the University of Bath and awards…
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Access Routes to Registered Teacher Status (RTS)

Having successfully delivered the Access Route to Registered Teacher Status (RTS) since 2017, the Faculty of Education is delighted to announce it will be expanding…
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Certificate in Dance Teaching (Ballet)

Our new certificate programme* enables you to specialise in the teaching of ballet and gain a teaching qualification. You will develop the knowledge, understanding and…
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Professional Dancers’ Graduate Teaching Diploma

Locations The Professional Dancers' Graduate Teaching Diploma is delivered in Sydney, Australia and via distance learning. Overview The Faculty of Education is committed to supporting…
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Assistant Teacher Award

The Assistant Teacher Award is aimed at 14–18-year-old dance students wishing to take their first steps towards a career in dance teaching.  The Award is…
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Why Choose Us?

Just a few reasons to further your dance education with the RAD...   Studying With the RAD RAD graduates are in demand– Our graduates are…
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Distance Learning

Our distance learners are a growing community of dedicated students, many of them working professionals, with diverse experiences and interests. Established dance teachers, as well…
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Policy and Procedures

The word ‘policy' is used throughout to refer to procedures and guidance as well as formal policies. Policies apply to both academic year and calendar…
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