Art of Education

Art of Education Course (Year 1)

About the course

This first year gives a broad grounding in Waldorf education.  Held over 10 weekends and 2 intensive weeks, this part-time course employs a number of teaching methods:

  • Immersive/experiential
  • Lectures
  • Self-directed learning and home reading/study
  • Written assignments (which are marked)
  • Artistic/creative assignments
  • Group activities and sharing

There is an emphasis on self-development – the growth of the individual and of the group – with the expecation that this will feed into and nourish the wider community.

The Art of Education course is suitable for:

  • Those wishing to become class teachers in a Waldorf setting*
  • Teaching assistants and learning support assistants
  • Experienced teachers transitioning to a Waldorf or Waldorf-inspired setting*
  • Teachers working in different settings who wish to work in a more holistic way

* as part of a two-year certificate course


In order to fulfil the requirements of the course, 90% attendance is required.  In addition, key assignments must be completed in a timely manner, and receive a minimum mark of ‘Achieved.’

** Key Assignments are marked and awarded Achieved, Merit or Distinction. Students are given the opportunity to improve on a piece of work where necessary.  Please note:  in order to be able to be accepted onto the second year of the course, students must have  completed all set work.


Students undertaking the course are normally expected to have an all round education to ‘A’ level standard and the equivalent of GCSE grade ‘C’ in Maths and English. We may make exceptions for applicants who show enthusiasm, commitment and the determination to tackle any areas in their own education that need further development.   


Annual fees cover the tuition costs of ten weekends and two weeks. They also include all guided learning between weekends, study packs and handouts.

The ‘Early Bird’ fee for the course beginning September 2021 will be £2,490.

This figure includes an initial deposit of £300, payable at the time of being accepted onto the course.   It is also possible to pay in instalments.

In addition, you will need to pay for any accommodation and meals you require. You will also need a small budget for materials and books, though we try to keep additional costs as low as possible.

TIMEtable for weeks and weekends
We meet on Fridays at 7.00 pm, and finish at 9.00 pm.  Saturdays run from 9.00 am until 8.15 pm.  Sundays run from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm.
Days during the intensive weeks usually start at 8.45 am and finish at 6 pm.



You can apply online from February 2021