LAMDA Diploma in Communication,
Speech and Drama Education (LSDE)

Due to market changes, LAMDA has made the decision to withdraw the LAMDA Diploma in Communication, Speech and Drama Education (LSDE).

We will continue to support and assess the qualification up to the final certification date of 1 September 2020. The last date for new registrations will be 31 August 2018.

Learners registered on the qualification before 31 August 2018 will have until the certification end date to complete their study and be certificated.

At present, LAMDA will not be offering a replacement for the qualification being withdrawn. However, we will continue to support current and prospective LAMDA teachers with workshops, detailed support material and will be happy to answer any specific questions via phone or email.

Further details about the arrangements for final entries and certification can be found in the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document.

If you have any queries about this notice, please call LAMDA Examinations on 0208 834 0530 or email exams@lamda.ac.uk.

Theoretical and Subject Knowledge in Communication, Speech and Drama

Present a Portfolio of Evidence comprising one Analytical Overview of between 3000 and 5000 words, and a Case Study of between 2000 and 3000 words. 

The Portfolio of Evidence should demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:

  • The Learning Process
  • Voice and Speech
  • Syllabuses and Curriculum.

The Application of Professional Knowledge in Communication, Speech and Drama

Present a Portfolio of Evidence comprising one Analytical Overview of between 5000 and 7000 words, and a Case Study of between 3000 and 4000 words. 

The Portfolio of Evidence should demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:

  • working with text: repertoire, strategies and techniques
  • devising drama, mime and improvisation
  • equality and inclusion
  • health and safety.

Demonstrating Practical Teaching Skills relating to
Communication, Speech and Drama

  1. Present a 10-lesson Scheme of Work for an own-choice communication, speech or drama subject.
  2. Teaching practice:

    a. Complete 20 hours of supervised teaching practice with a teacher who holds Qualified Teacher Status or its international equivalent. The learner must also maintain a Log Book detailing the supervised teaching practice.

    b. Participate in an external observation, during which an examiner observes the learner teaching a class. The Log Book must also be presented at the external observation and discussed with the examiner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What age do I have to be to take the LSDE?
The minimum age for the LSDE is 19 years old. You can begin preparing before your 19th birthday but will not be able to submit any units for assessment until you are at least 19 years old. 

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