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The guiding hallmarks that underpin the training provided by member schools are as follows:


A clear demonstration of compliance with the Core Principles


Can prove at least 4 years of graduating 3rd year students


At least one full 3 year acting programme with at least 900 hours a year of contact teaching


Can prove at least 50% of professional paid employment contracts of graduating students or placement with an agent within one year of graduation


Able to prove a Faculty of Professionally experienced staff for the core Programme


Able to demonstrate adequate and safe studying environment




Please note that for the first year of operation we will not be considering applications for new members and these hallmarks may be subject to revision by the federation.


The core principles can be found here.


All schools are also expected to demonstrate working policies and practices which adhere to the FDS ethical guidelines, which can be found here.