Quality assurance, enhancement & compliance

The quality, enhancement and compliance activities of the Royal Academy of Dance’ Faculty of Education consists of a number of elements all designed to deliver academic programmes of a high academic standard and a high quality student learning experience.

Faculty of Education, quality assurance and enhancement

Registration with Office for Students

The Royal Academy of Dance is a registered provider of higher education with the Office for Students and meets the Office for Student’s requirements for programme quality, academic standards, student support and student protection.

The Office for Students is the regulator of higher education in England, set up by the Higher Education and Research Act (2017).  Its focus is on the interests of students, particularly on enhancing student experience and outcomes and delivering value for money for students and the taxpayer. The Office for Students maintains a register listing all English higher education providers it officially recognises. This register provides a single, authoritative reference about a provider’s regulatory status.

As part of this registration, the Royal Academy of Dance is required to:

  • Provide well-designed programmes of study that deliver a high-quality academic experience for all students.
  • Support students from admission to completion.
  • Ensure students’ outcomes are valued by employers, or enable further study.
  • Pay regard to guidance about how to comply with consumer protection law.
  • Have a published student protection plan setting out the risks of programme, campus or provider closure and how we will protect students’ interests in this event.
  • Have the financial resources to provide and deliver the programmes advertised.
  • Have the management and governance arrangements necessary to provide and deliver the programmes advertised.

For more information see www.officeforstudents.org.uk/the-register


Student Protection Plan

The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 requires Higher Education Institutes and providers of Higher Education to maintain a Student Protection Plan to protect the interest of students. The Royal Academy of Dance’s Faculty of Education Student Protection Plan details the measures the Royal Academy of Dance and its validating partner for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, will take in order to protect the student interest and assure continuity of study in the event of programme, department or institution change or closure.

How we spend tuition fees – value for money

The following table shows a breakdown of how your tuition fees are spent on university-validated programmes:

1 2 3 4
Academic Salaries Programme Expenses Admin Salaries Admin Costs
BA (Hons) Ballet Education 57% 21% 19% 10%
BA (Hons) Dance Education 91% 18% 19% 10%
Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with QTS) 51% 34% 19% 10%
Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) 64% 39% 19% 10%


  1. Full-time and part-time academic salaries contributing to the teaching of the programmes.
  2. Expenses of running the programmes such as costs towards validation fees, placement providers, sessional teaching staff, library resources, virtual learning environment support costs, student expenses.
  3. Administration salaries contributing towards supporting the programmes and Faculty of Education staff training and recruitment.
  4. Costs towards Faculty of Education offices, professional subscriptions, government costs, general library online resources, certificates, marketing, advertising and office equipment, etc.

The Faculty of Education also contributes towards costs related to the running of the RAD such as property and building overheads, fixtures and fittings, support departments and students graduation.

Transparency Data

The information published on this page shows:

  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate.
  • Their ethnicity.
  • Their socioeconomic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised.

RAD Context

Much of the data in relation to the RAD is unable to be shown due to rounding of figures and/or there being under 20 students in those specific categories. The RAD looks to promote equality and diversity in its student population, as such you can read our Access and Participation Statement.

We are keen to understand the patterns in applications and student populations so that we may contribute to widening access and continue to monitor this.

View the RAD Transparency data.