Sppech & Drama Diploma Qualification

How to become a Speech and Drama Teacher

Do you have a passion for theatre and acting?
Would you like to work hours that suit you?

Are you fussy about correct pronunciation and speech?

This year long academic diploma course ( Sept to June)  is ideal for anyone who wishes to set up  their own business or as a primary or secondary teacher include it in your schools extra curricular activities. 🎭

Practical and written exams


Areas of study covered in course: 🎭

• How to set up your own business 🎭

Use of Mime and Improv 🎭

• Dramatic Literature 🎭


Candidates for this course must already have achieved first class honours in Grade 10 examination or equivalent in Speech and Drama with a recognised examining body.

Candidates must be at least Eighteen years old.

A requirement of higher level English in Leaving Certificate is necessary.

A minimum of 8 months preparation time should be considered for a Diploma.

Candidates will be required to submit their application for consideration by the head of Speech and Drama Athlone and may be required to present for an interview and/or audition.

An Academic Essay will be required from the candidate along with application. 

Speech and Drama Athlone reserves the right to refuse any applicant with the above entry requirements.


This course focuses on students reaching their highest achievements with

⇒Associate and Licentiate Diploma in Acting

⇒Speech & Drama

⇒Verse Speaking

⇒Public Speaking

⇒Personal & Professional Communications


Graduates of the Licentiate Diploma may progress on to the Fellowship diploma.


Graduates of the Licentiate Diploma have set up their own private practices, classes, drama schools and performing arts schools.  


Diplomas are available on a part-time basis over a one year period.

Lectures take place on a one to one basis, online, weekly. Exams take place externally in December and June annually.

Zoom meeting software should be downloaded prior to the course start date.


Applications for Teaching Diplomas signifies the aspiration of a candidate to become a Speech and Drama teacher. Diplomas are designed to provide relevant and challenging syllabus that encourage high standard of knowledge, research and performance.

This course is tailored to meet the learner’s exact needs. With Drama now included in the Primary and Secondary school curriculum, there is an ever increasing demand for private tuition along with opportunities for employment in the sector.

With programmes to train you in teaching and performing alike, as well as opportunities to share your skills throughout the academic year, Speech and Drama Athlone is the perfect place to unlock your creativity and pursue your passion. 

If you want to reach your goal of a Drama Teaching Qualification, we can mentor you to reach for the stars. We have 100% success rate.

Booking deposit of €200 is required

Speech and Drama Athlone Teaching Diplomas are recognised by the following boards: