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Accredited Professional Schools and Colleges

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CDET ensures the provision of high quality professional dance and musical theatre training through Accreditation of full-time dance and performing arts schools, and has provided the industry benchmark of quality assurance for professional dance and musical theatre training in the UK since 1979.

Full accreditation is only awarded to those schools and colleges that have successfully undertaken a thorough and comprehensive, institutional level review of provision by a panel of CDET nominated industry experts. The assessment of provision is made through:  documentary review, discussions with management, staff and students, observations of teaching and learning, scrutiny of graduate destination data and the review of facilities and resources. Accreditation normally lasts for four years after which the school or college must re-apply and undertake a full re-accreditation visit. Throughout the duration of the accreditation, CDET undertakes at least one monitoring visit annually and maintains close contact through its Conference of Professional Schools forum which meets three times a year.

CDET Accredited Schools offer a huge variety of courses that vary widely in style, content and aims and qualifications. They cover a range of different disciplines including; ballet, musical theatre, jazz, contemporary dance, commercial, street etc. Each school is unique and has its own curriculum specially tailored to meet the needs of its mission statement. If you are interested in applying to an accredited school you are advised to look at the mission statement, visit the websites and thoroughly research the prospectus so you can check that the aims and typical graduate destinations of the courses on offer match your aspirations. Many CDET Accredited Schools hold open days where you can find out much more about the courses on offer and the funding routes available. Many accredited schools also have their own private bursaries and funding as part of the government's Dance and Drama Awards scheme to support talented youngsters in training for the profession.

On successful completion of the course, most CDET Accredited Schools offer the level 5 and level 6 Trinity College London Professional Performing Arts Diplomas as a qualification, some schools also offer BA degree courses and others offer teaching qualifications. It is also possible to convert the Trinity College London level 6 professional Diploma into a full BA Hons degree via Middlesex University after graduation whilst working in the industry.Graduates from a CDET Accredited school or college gain immediate eligibility for membership of Equity (the actors' and dancers' union)  and immediate eligibility for inclusion in Spotlight (the industry casting service).

CDET’s accreditation reports are used by Ofsted as relevant evidence during their inspection process (see Additional guidance for the inspection of dance and drama colleges: Ofsted January 2013).  CDET is also recognised as an accrediting authority by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and is included in their list of accrediting bodies for the Key Information Set.

List of CDET Accredited Schools and Colleges:

Bird College
Birkbeck Centre, Birkbeck Road,  Sidcup, Kent DA14 4DE
020 8300 6004
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www.bird-college.com 
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs) and funding through the Higher Education Funding Council

Bodywork Company Performing Arts Cambridge UK,
Bodywork Dance Studios, 25-29 Glisson Road, Cambridge CB1 2HABody Work Logo
01223 314461 
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www.bodyworkcompany.co.uk  
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The Centre Performing Arts College The Centre PAC
Rochester Dance Junction, 681 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 3QJ
01634 848009
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www.thecentrepac.com

CPA Studios cpa logo
The Studios, 219B North Street,  Romford, Essex RM1 4QA
01708 766007
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www.cpastudios.co.uk

Creative Academy
(Slough Borough Council) 73a Stoke Poges Lane, Off Portsmouth Court, SLOUGH, SL1 3NY
01753 875400
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www.creativeacademy.org
This school offers funding through the Higher Education Funding Council

 

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Central Studios, 470 Bromley Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 4PQ
020 8698 8880
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www.dandbperformingarts.co.uk
 

Elmhurst School for Dance
249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7UH
0121 472 6655
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www.elmhurstdance.co.uk
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

English National Ballet School ENBS
Carlyle Building, Hortensia Road, London SW10 0QS
020 7376 7076
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www.enbschool.org.uk
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

The Hammond
Hoole Bank House, Mannings Lane, Chester CH2 4ES
01244 305 350
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www.thehammondschool.co.uk
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
23 Goswell Road,  London EC1M 7AJ
020 7608 0044
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www.italiaconti.com
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

Italia Conti Arts Centre Arts Centre Logo 2014
221 Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2RE
01483 568070
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www.italia-conti.com

KS Dance Ltd
9A Centre 21 Bridge Lane, Woolston,  Warrington, Cheshire WA1 4AW
01925 837 693
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www.ksd-online.co.uk

Laine Theatre Arts LtdSmall LTA Colour logo
The Studios, East Street, Epsom, Surrey KT17 1HH
01372 724 648
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www.laine-theatre-arts.co.uk
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Mount Street, Liverpool L1 9HF
0151 330 3000
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www.lipa.ac.uk
This school offers funding through the Higher Education Funding Council

Liverpool Theatre School and College Liverpool Theatre School Logo
19 Aigburth Road, Liverpool L17 4JR
0151 7287800
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www.liverpooltheatreschool.co.uk
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

LSCLondon Studio Centre
Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GA
020 7837 7741
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www.londonstudiocentre.org
This school offers funding through the Higher Education Funding Council

Masters Performing Arts College
Arterial Road, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7UQ
01268 777351
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www.mastersperformingarts.co.uk

Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama
Century House, Building B, 428 Carlton Hill, Nottingham NG4 1QA
0115 911 0401
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www.maddcollege.co.uk

Millennium Performing Arts
29 Thomas Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6HU
020 8301 8744
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www.md2000.co.uk
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

Northern Ballet School NBS
The Dancehouse, 10 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5QA
0161 237 1406
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www.northernballetschool.co.uk
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

Performers College Performers
Southend Road, Corringham, Essex SS17 8JT
01375 672 053
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www.performerscollege.co.uk
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

SLP College
Chapel Lane, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1AG
0113 2868136
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www.slpcollege.co.uk
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

Stella Mann College
10 Linden Road, Bedford MK40 2DA
01234 213 331
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www.stellamanncollege.co.uk
This school offers funding through the Higher Education Funding Council

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 5LX
01442 824 255
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This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs)

Urdang Academy
Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4RP
020 7713 7710
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www.theurdangacademy.com
This school offers Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs) and funding through the Higher Education Funding Council