The purpose of approval is to assure the ISTD of the suitability of a prospective ADC and to ensure the institution has:
♦ the ability to provide an appropriate educational experience for learner teachers;
♦ suitably qualified and experienced teaching staff who have undertaken the relevant training;
♦ appropriate mechanisms of governance and administrative procedures;
♦ effective quality assurance;
♦ robust health and safety, complaints and appeals mechanisms;
♦ appropriate physical facilities i.e. studio size, flooring, lighting;
♦ staff training procedures for assessment.