The Academy is committed to a policy of widening access to its training courses and recruits students from all areas of the community including those from deprived social areas, minority ethnic groups, the disabled (including those with learning difficulties) and lifelong learners through outreach work and liaison with specialist organisations.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT
The Academy has an ethos, developed over 100 years, of welcoming students from across the social and cultural spectrum. Students are offered places at the Academy on the basis of their talent and suitability for the industry regardless of gender, race, creed, colour, religion, age, physical impairment, learning difficulties or any other factor. The Academy has an Equal Opportunities Committee, which includes the Principal and Student Course Co-ordinator which meets once a term.
The Italia Conti Academy is aware of its obligations and responsibilities under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. Students are protected under the terms of this act.
Italia Conti has long been associated with the development of artistic individuality. Audition procedures are designed to uncover talent, temperament and charisma and are not based on any specific ideal. We therefore welcome applications from disabled persons and are more than happy to discuss individual cases where potential students need guidance as to their suitability for the courses offered by the Academy. Students with a physical or mental impairment will be auditioned under exactly the same criteria as able-bodied students. Further information can be obtained from the course co-ordinator, whose name will be given upon request.
Applicants with a physical impairment are respectfully reminded that our Goswell Road site is a building on nine levels. There is wheelchair access in two lifts and also a wheelchair ramp available to cover the steps leading to reception. Our Avondale site is a building on four levels, a wheelchair ramp can be available to cover the steps to both entrances. The Academy is in consultation with the Disability Rights Commission regarding access and disability policy.
SAFEGUARDING RECRUITMENT STATEMENT
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of a satisfactory, enhanced, Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure
Upon request a copy of this prospectus is available in large plain print for the visually impaired.
Copies of the Academy's policies are available to successful full-time course candidates.
"One of my main concerns when auditioning for Italia Conti was my age. I was a bit sceptical that they might discriminate against me. I can safely say that is not the case here. The course has been nothing short of brilliant. Here at Italia Conti age, sex, race or religion have no bearing on the outcome of possible failure or success - that is purely down to the student and what they want out of the training."
MICHAEL MOULTON. SECOND YEAR STUDENT AGED 30