• Trinity CertPT: Developing Soft Skills with Drama

    Graduate with an internationally recognised specialist TESOL qualification, ready to create a more communicative and soft-skill focused classroom.

    Trinity CertPT

    Developing Soft Skills with Drama.

The Trinity CertPT: Developing Soft Skills with Drama is for teachers seeking to update, improve and enrich their teaching practice. It draws upon qualified teachers’ existing knowledge of teaching practice and theory, while promoting the acquisition and refinement of the specialist skills needed to develop and use effective teaching resources. 

  • 100 hours total qualification time 
  • Part-time over 12 weeks
  • Fully online with self study blocks and live sessions
  • Recognised globally
  • Level 6 on the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework*

This course gives you an insight into effective practical aspects of how to use drama techniques and activities to support learners' soft skills, with a focus on critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.

*Comparable in level to an undergraduate degree.

Course dates

The CertPT: Developing Soft Skills with Drama runs part-time, online over a period of 12 weeks. It comprises 100 hours' total qualification time, broken into

  • Self-access modules: 32 hours
  • Live workshops: 5 hours
  • Assignment tasks: 63 hours 

Applications should be submitted at least one week before the course start date.

Is this the right course for you?

This course is for you if

  • You want a deeper understanding of the theory and practical application of teaching with drama to create a more communicative and soft-skill focused classroom.
  • You want a specialist qualification at UK bachelor's degree level
  • You want a course that allows you to plan your study around your teaching work.
  • You want access to the English for Asia network.

This course might not be for you if

  • You don’t need an accredited bachelor's degree-level qualification, benchmarked to national qualifications frameworks.
  • You don't have an initial teacher education qualification, e.g. a Trinity CertTESOL, or local state sector qualification, plus a minimum of one year's teaching experience, or at least two year's teaching experience – try our specialist self-study course Teaching Soft Skills with Drama
  • You do not meet the minimum language requirements (see FAQ). 

This course is suitable (but not exclusively) for young learner classrooms, either in monolingual or multilingual environments.

Our typical trainees include

  • Practicing teachers from private or public school sector who wish to incorporate drama activities, methods and pedagogy into their lessons.
  • Teachers seeking career progression with a Level 6 qualification that evidences professional development, before preparing for an advanced Level 7 Diploma in TESOL.
  • School leaders interested in supporting the continuous professional development of their teaching staff in order to raise standards and encourage best practice within their institution.

Our courses comprise a diverse mix of ethnicities and nationalities, including native and non-native English speakers with a high level of spoken and written English. We welcome applicants of all ages and backgrounds, though it is essential that course applicants hold the minimum qualifications and skills required for entry onto the course.

What our graduates say

With a background in performance rather than education, I was not used to curriculum planning. However, the methodology in this course was instrumental in structuring my drama lesson planning. There is a wealth of tangible and useful information, exercises, and activities that I have implemented into my teaching practice.

Woody Gaul

The course tutor was very friendly and approachable and really made discovering new ideas easily digestible. Feedback on each topic was given quickly and expertly. I really believe that this will provide an excellent stepping stone in my career. Highly recommended.

Ian Jamieson

I feel I have a solid foundation to adapt and design activities that can suitably help learners achieve outcomes. The course content was easy to access and very flexible; there was plenty of guidance and opportunities to collaborate and apply to a range of teaching contexts.

Emily Pritchard

Through the combination of online and offline learning, and under the careful guidance of trainers, I independently designed, created and practiced a complete drama course. I learned a lot of professional terms, successfully completed four papers and passed the examination. I sincerely recommend this course.

Emma Zhu

By learning this course, I received more professional theories on drama teaching in the English classroom. This helps me a lot in my career and stimulates my interests in drama. It was a wonderful learning experience.

Sherry Huang

Course content and structure

Course content includes texts, diagrams, podcasts, and videos. You will complete practical tasks and share ideas with your peers via the discussion board.

Our tutors

Appreciates a good bottle of wine

Kevin Clare

Course Director, DipTESOL Trainer

Dedicated to animal welfare

Maria Björning-Gyde

CertTESOL and DipTESOL Trainer, Course Writer

Personable and always curious

Karin Xie

ESOL Academic Manager (China Office), CertTESOL Trainer

Enjoys reading mystery stories

Lora Guo

Examinations Manager


The total course fee for the Trinity CertPT is HK$10,500. This investment in your teaching career includes

  • Enrolment, course and Trinity moderation fees.
  • All course materials.
  • Expert input and support from highly qualified and experienced tutors.
  • Internationally recognised Trinity CertPT certificate with graded report.
  • Careers advice and access to our network and local employment opportunities.
  • Free graduate access to CPD workshops.

Completing the Trinity CertPT requires a substantial investment of your time and money. The reward is a benchmark qualification respected and preferred by leading schools.

"I really believe that this will provide an excellent stepping stone in my career"

"The course opened my eyes to how using Drama can enrich the learning process."

Entry requirements

We assess your suitability for the course throughout the application process, which includes an interview. During the interview, we discuss your teaching and learning experiences – it's also an opportunity for you to ask questions. Acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of the Course Director.

Recognition and accreditation

In the UK, Trinity College London has corporate recognition from the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), and its respective partners in Wales and Northern Ireland. The CertPT is rated at Level 6 on Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework, a comparable level to an undergraduate degree.

Frequently asked questions

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Still unsure?

Need a taste of the CertPT or a more budget-friendly start to your drama teaching career? Or do you need to complete your initial teaching qualification first? Try our shorter self-study drama course, apply for the Trinity CertTESOL or look for a drama-focused workshop. 

Teaching Soft Skills with Drama

Start this self-study course immediately.

Trinity CertTESOL

Begin your initial teaching qualification.

CPD Workshops

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