Provoking excellence in performing arts & cultivating talent in our multi-cultural and diverse world!



I-PATH is delighted to offer the Level 4 Teaching Diploma in Performing Arts; one of the most robust and innovative Teaching Diplomas currently available in the Performing Arts world. This qualification has been developed and reviewed by academics from a range of institutions University of Oxford, Harvard University, University Centre Weston; as well as being verified by leading dance and theatre professionals from across the globe for suitability for performing arts teachers.

The Teaching Diploma in Performing Arts is our flagship qualification, here I-PATH is having a double impact supporting our mission of providing consistently outstanding performing arts teaching by ensuring students have outstanding teachers.

The Level 4 Teaching Diploma in Performing Arts is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to access employment in I-PATH Associate Schools, and in other performing arts schools and colleges, or provide an additional edge in the competitive job market. This course provides the opportunity to learn how to become a 21st Century Teacher in the Performing Arts; by allowing candidates to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure, which is stimulating and provides a supportive transition to becoming an outstanding teacher. Here, candidates develop their competencies and are appraised with traditional and contemporary pedagogies and attitudes to allow them to inspire the next generation of students.

The course consists of seven sequential units to be studied and must be successfully completed by each candidate. Prior learning is considered through our prior learning policy.

This course is accredited by Global Education Training & Qualifications.


Course Leader -  Adam Tate MSc BSc PGCE FRSA MInstLM MITOL

Adam is one of the UK's leading education experts. He did his undergraduate degree at Aberystwyth University. He then went on to become an alumnus of University of Oxford where he graduated with his Masters Degree. From there, Adam gained his PGCE and QTS from Roehampton University which is one of the UK's leading teaching universities. Now, Adam is in his second year studying for his PhD where he'll become a doctor of education. Adam is also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. 

Adam has represented the UK at the United Nations and is invited to guest speak at international events in regards to formal and non-formal education. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and a Founding Director of Global Education Training & Qualifications. His approach to leading the I-PATH Teaching Diploma in Performing Arts is simply superb! He recognises that actors, dancers and singers often have a different way of learning than that of an academic and he really supports each individual in a way that suits them. 


Course Commencement Dates

Friday, 29th November 2019
Monday, 25th November 2019
Friday, 27th November 2020
Monday, 23rd November 2020

International Students

Our programme is available internationally. We have course convenors in the USA, Vietnam, China, Canada, Amsterdam, Japan and Australia. (As our organisation grows, so too will the opportunities for international candidates).  



I-PATH is excited to offer this opportunity to experienced performers and teachers that wish to open go one step further, and embark upon the journey to open their own school (or to further enhance the skills of current School Principals). 

This diploma will teach and help develop competencies in branding, publicity, marketing, finance, teaching pedagogies, teaching how to teach, business expansion, maintaining a safe school and enhancing arts within the local community. This Diploma has been developed and reviewed by leading experts from institutions such as the University of Oxford and Harvard University, the diploma will help provide the skills to lead a successful business in a competitive industry.