The Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) provides quality assurance for the professional dance: Council for Dance Education and Training. Old Brewer's Yard 17-19 Neal Street Covent Garden London WC2H 9UY:

Recognised School Self-Certification Application Form

Guidelines on completing your application

You must complete your application in a single session, you are unable to start the application and finish it later.

All fields MUST be completed or your application will not accepted by CDET.

Information you will need on hand to complete your application:

  • A photocopy of your insurance certificate(s), the policy details and the name of the insurance company or broker who administers your insurance policy
  • A list of teaching qualifications for all employed teachers including student teachers and freelance, or where teachers do not hold a teaching qualification, information about their teaching experience should be provided.

 * Denotes required fields.

CDET will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.


1. Contact Details.

Name of Applicant (*)
Please type your full name.
Name of School (*)
Please type School name.

Address of main venue where you hold classes

If you teach at various venues and do not wish to list an address please note you must still submit a postcode to have an online listing on the CDET website.
Address Line 1 (*)
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Address Line 2
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City
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County
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Post Code (*)
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Correspondence Address
(if different from above)
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Number of venues your school operates in (*)
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Number of Recognised School certificates required (*)
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Main telephone (*)
Please type your telephone number.
Emergency telephone
(if different from above)
Please type your full name.
E-mail (*)
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Website
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How did you hear about the Recognised School Award? (*)
Please tell us how you heard about the Recognised School Award?

2. Insurance

Name of Insurance company(ies) (*)
Please type your full name.
Policy name(s) (*)
Please type your full name.
Policy number(s) (*)
Valid From (*)
Please select a date when your insurance started.
Valid Till (*)
Please select a date when your insurance expires.

CDET has an association with an insurance provider which offers a preferable insurance premium for Recognised Schools. Do you wish to be contacted at your insurance renewal regarding this?

Insurance Premium
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3. Teaching Qualifications

Please complete for all Teachers of Dance, Drama, Singing, Musical Theatre and Music teachers who have obtained or who are studying towards a teaching qualification only. If a teacher has a performance-based and not a teaching qualification, please enter their details in Section 4. Student teachers are defined as those persons assisting in classes and are never left in sole charge of teaching. If any teaching staff or student teachers do not have a teaching qualification, please complete their details in section 4.

*To display additional teachers, please click the 'add teacher' button.
Name of Teacher (1) (*)
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Is the teacher a Student? (*)
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Job Title (*)
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Teaching Qualification (*)
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Awarding Organisation (*)
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Teaching institution (if applicable)
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Date qualification obtained or P for “pending” (*)
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Do you have a signed contract for this teacher? (*)
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Approximately how many hours do they teach at your school in an average week? (*)
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4. Performance qualifications and teaching experience

Please complete for all teachers and student teaching staff who have not obtained a teaching qualification but may hold a performance qualification such as a BA Degree or have teaching experience. For clarification, student teachers are defined as those persons assisting in classes and are never left in sole charge of teaching.

Name of Teacher
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Is the teacher a Student?
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Job Title
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Performance-based Qualification
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Teaching experience (if applicable)
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Date experience gained and approximate quantity of hours or years
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Do you have a signed contract for this teacher?
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Approximately how many hours do they teach at your school in an average week?
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5. A Children and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy and Disclosure and Barring Service/Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (DBS/CRB) disclosure

If you adhere to a Children and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy which is not the guideline policy provided by CDET, you will need to email a copy to CDET once you have completed this application.

I confirm that I adhere to a Children and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy which I have signed and maintain on file. I confirm that as part of this policy, I acknowledge that I have applied for and received approved Disclosure and Barring Service/Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau(DBS/CRB)disclosures for all members of staff working at the school including teachers, administrators, contractors, volunteers and ancillary staff.

I confirm that I have seen the DBS/CRB enhanced disclosure certificates and I know of no reason why any staff working at my organisation should be excluded from working with young people in an educational environment.

Check Box to Confirm (*)

6. Code of Professional Conduct, Professional policies and procedures and Staff development

I confirm that I will adhere to and retain on file the following written documentation, (a copy of which may be requested at any time during your award period):

  • A written Health and Safety policy
  • A written Equal Opportunities policy
  • A written Customer Service policy
  • An Annual Staff Appraisal procedure, including filed notes, and an operational Continuing Professional Development policy for employed staff
Check Box to Confirm (*)

If you require templates for any of the above documents, please visit the Supporting Documentation page on the CDET website where you can download relevant items. Alternatively, email recognised@cdet.org.uk to request the relevant templates.


7. Declaration

I am submitting an application for CDET's Recognised School (RS) award on behalf of:

Name of School (*)
Please type your full name.

CDET will rely on the information provided in this form when considering your application. Any failure to provide full and accurate information may lead to your application being rejected or any award being terminated.

  1.  I am authorised to confirm that the school conforms without exception to the Requirements of the Council's pre- and non-vocational Recognised School as follows:
  2. I follow professional procedures including adhering to a written Health and Safety policy, safe dance practices, equal opportunities and customer service
  3. I will submit a current insurance certificate
  4. I confirm all teachers working at the school have written contracts of employment (whether these be freelance, standard employment, contractor or other contracts)
  5. I will submit our Children and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy to CDET with our application, or are declaring that we adhere to CDET's Children and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy, a printed copy of which we keep on file for reference. As part of this policy, we undertake Enhanced CRB/ DBS disclosure for all our staff
  6. I have declared the qualifications and experience of ALL teaching staff who work either regularly or intermittently at the school
  7. I will submit our Code of Professional Conduct to CDET, or are declaring that we adhere to CDET's Code of Professional Conduct, a printed copy of which we keep on file for reference
  8. I confirm that we run an annual staff appraisal procedure and staff development policies
  9. I confirm that we prominently display relevant information to students and we will display our Recognised School certificate at our premises
  10. I confirm that we keep formal accounts which are independently inspected or audited
  11. I agree to notify the Council immediately in writing of any failure in the continued fulfillment of these Requirements. In addition, I agree to notify the Council in writing of any new staff employed by the school during Recognised School membership.
Full Name of person submitting the application (*)
Please type your full name.
Date (*)
Please select todays date.
Check Box to Confirm (*)
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Renewal Registration

Please choose a password, this will be required when your award is due for renewal.

Your email address will be your username

Password (*)
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Payment - Annual Fee £100

If you do not wish to pay by Paypal please select Other payment from the drop down box and pay by an online bank transfer or by cheque:
  • Online bank transfer - Sort Code: 18-00-02, Account Number: 01676679
  • Cheque to- Council for Dance Education & Training, RA Application, Old Brewer’s Yard, 17 – 19 Neal Street, London, WC2H 9UY
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