Certificate in Professional Practice

professional teacher
One Year
Validated by
Griffith College
Dublin Main Campus
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Course Overview

Are you an arts education teacher seeking to enhance your professional practice skills?

The Certificate in Professional Practice at The Leinster School of Music & Drama addresses important topics such as business management, health and safety, and child protection in arts education—areas that are frequently overlooked in traditional training programmes. 

Why Study a Certificate in Professional Practice?

Our certificate in Professional Practice can help you to:

  • Understand the legal and ethical obligations of working with children and young people, and how to protect them effectively.
  • Learn how to create a safe and healthy environment for learning, and how to prevent and manage risks and hazards.
  • Develop your business acumen and entrepreneurial mindset, and learn how to plan, manage, and evaluate your arts education business
  • Provides a pathway for the progression to the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education.
  • These certs will allow learners to upskill in their field.

Intake Dates

  • Dublin - Part-Time - September 2024

Course Details

Professional Practice (5 ects)

Professional Practice is structured to enable learners to implement codes of best practice in relation to safeguarding children, and health & safety; it also provides learners with a practical framework for managing the administrative, business, and financial aspects of running a drama or performing arts school or practice.

Learners will engage in a range of practical activities that are integral in the safe and successful running of a creative Arts business. Learners also engage in reflective practice and writing through the Process Folio an Integrated Programme Assessment piece (IPA).

Course Contact

Suzanne Binley

The Leinster School of Music & Drama Programme Director
  • Dublin Main Campus


(1 Saturday (campus), 1 Sunday (Campus) & 4 Thursday Evenings - online)

How to Apply

Entry Applicants:

Applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. They will need to submit a CV outlining relevant experience in the area and a short personal statement outlining why they see themselves as a suitable applicant.

All applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.


Tuition Fees

Tuition Fee: €372.50

Acad. Admin. Fee: €250.00

Total: €622.50