Drama Resource offers a range of high quality CPD drama courses for teachers, teaching assistants, freelance drama practitioners, actors and directors. Our drama in education courses explore the role of drama across the curriculum, as well as using drama to raise standards in English. Theatre professionals run masterclasses on directing and devising theatre, improvisation and mask, to help improve group performances. We welcome visitors to our courses from across the UK as well as many who travel from international locations.

All our drama courses are highly practical and supported by explanatory notes, enabling participants to easily adapt approaches for their own use. In addition to the courses listed below, Drama Resource also offers INSET training and CPD to primary schools across the UK, including whole-school training days and twilight sessions.


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Literature and Drama in Language Teaching with David Farmer and Alan Pulverness at the NILE Institute, Norwich from 15-26 August 2016.

This 50-hour course for English Language Teachers explores approaches to using literature in the language classroom and will introduce you to a wide range of drama games and activities. Sessions on the use of literature will focus on ways of promoting the habit of extensive reading and developing creative response strategies to encourage learners to become more active readers.
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Drama in the Primary Curriculum St Andrew’s, Short Street, London, Weds October 5th 10:30am – 4:30pm

This one-day drama CPD course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The focus is on the use of drama strategies to support the revised primary curriculum.
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Improving English Through Drama St Andrew’s, Short Street, London, Weds October 12th 09:30am – 4:30pm

This course comprises two half-day modules which complement each other. You can attend just one module, or the whole day.
09:30-12:30 Module 1: Storytelling, Talking and Writing – (KS1/KS2)
13:30-16:30 Module 2: Active approaches to Shakespeare – (KS2/3)
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Devising A Show St Andrew’s, Short Street, London, Thursday November 24th 10:30am – 4:30pm

David Farmer outlines a playful approach to devising theatre. He explores how drama games and structures can be used to develop the working practices of the actors, to build characters and create imaginative staging of scenes.
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