Sharpen your focus on individual needs in your classroom, further deepening your understanding and application of RSC approaches and the underpinning pedagogy.

Once you have completed the Intermediate course, the final part of our three-stage Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare is the ultimate opportunity to extend your practice.

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RSC Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare Course Participant

'Ways of engaging students in all aspects of studying a play – context, plot, characterisation, language and staging. Creative and active methods to analyse text that allow for brilliant structural analysis.'


  • Deepening and developing your understanding and use of rehearsal room approaches and the underpinning pedagogy
  • Helping you to focus with greater precision on the needs and expectations of individual students in your Shakespeare classroom
  • Further enhancing your ability to transfer approaches to different plays and contexts 
  • Supporting you in carrying out a small piece of action research into the use of rehearsal room approaches within your teaching of Shakespeare
  • Encouraging debate about the evidence-base around rehearsal room approaches to teaching Shakespeare 

Upcoming Course Dates

To take part in the next Certification level course you must register by 30 November 2022.

Work for the Certification will run across two academic years: 2022/2023 and 2023/2024.

  • The Research phase will begin in January 2023, with submission of Research Projects in July 2023.
  • The final Course will be taking place in Stratford-upon-Avon in October 2023.

If you would like to speak to someone about eligibility for this level, please email



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