Emil Dale Academy is both a funded and private fee paying college.
Through our partnership with the Knights Templar School, Baldock, students are able to achieve a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Musical Theatre).
The Education and School Funding Agency (ESFA) fund 13 - 18 hours a week for each student aged 16-18 studying towards a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Musical Theatre). Students do not need to apply separately for this funding, this is awarded automatically upon successful enrolment and registration.
EDA does also offer additional Private Sector hours which make up an additional 10 – 17 hours a week. These hours are associated with an additional £4300 inc. VAT charge per year, which is due privately to EDA.
A number of scholarships are available for private sector hours, and these will be means tested and based upon audition results.
What are private sector hours?
Private sector hours are the additional studio based hours that Emil Dale Academy offers you throughout your two year course. Private sector hours make up 10-17 hours per week of our two year course. This enables us to provide you with additional contact hours in private 1:1 weekly technique lessons, ensemble singing, guest masterclass, ballet, jazz, tap, commercial, contemporary, acting, hot yoga, personal training, cardio, acting through song, and performance class.
These vocational hours and the fee charged are not associated with the Knights Templar School. In order to complete your BTEC, it is not compulsory for any student to undertake the private sector hours.
Scholarships for Private Sector
Emil Dale are proud to offer full and part scholarships which are granted after applicants audition successfully. These are means tested and based upon audition results. We cannot guarantee scholarships to everyone and those we do give are not replenished by any other source of income, and therefore we ask for as much detail as possible when filling in a means testing form.
Everybody should have the right to train at Emil Dale Academy and we do not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or disability.
Aside from tuition fees, there are other elements that students will need to budget for including accommodation, bills, food (if they are moving away from home) transport, books, photocopying and printing.
Additional income is often sourced by students through part-time jobs, which the Emil Dale Academy recommends. We strongly advise against loans due to extortionate interest rates and potential implications they can cause.
There are lots of other ways to save money, such as student bank accounts and discounts offered with NUS Extra cards (available to BTEC and Degree students). Full-time students living with other students (only) will also be exempt from paying Council Tax.
When you are offered a place, we will send a Kit List detailing the uniform/ kit required for EDA classes for example ballet kit, jazz uniform and so forth. We estimate the cost of this to be £250.
EDA does have a second hand uniform shop which may help reduce those costs.
At the Emil Dale Academy, we understand that student finance may seem daunting however it really is just a case of being aware of the expected costs and doing some upfront planning to make sure the required finances are in place.