The Foundation Drama Course is a live, interactive, part-time training course for 13-17 year olds. You will develop your stage and screen acting and experience practical classes lead by industry pros. You'll get a certificate to evidence your learning and will come away with material to use in your portfolio, spotlight profile, or showreel.
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Our balanced curriculum covers all the acting essentials to enable you to be the performer you want to be 🙌

  • Presenting text with interpretive prowess

  • Approaching the building of characters with detail, utilising complexity

  • Unlocking the Inner life of characters through differing tools

  • Improvising with a confident command over story, character and style

  • Dynamic vocal expression and use

  • Standard American and RP accent coaching

  • Basics of screen performance

  • Devising and content creation

  • Introduction to Shakespeare

Our Coaches

Acting Coach

Gemma Crooks

Gemma Crooks is a director, actress, and acting coach. She trained at the Birmingham Conservatoire on the BA Acting course. This lead to TV and theatre work and she is now undertaking an MA in Actor Training and Coaching at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Acting Coach

Ryan Bennett

Ryan teaches acting at many top schools including NIDA (Sydney), Sylvia Young Theatre School and Guildford School of Acting. He has also starred in indie feature films Zoe; Misplaced and Our Little Haven.

Writing Coach

Matthew Churcher

Matthew is an actor who specialised in acting and devised theatre. He has been in productions such as War Horse and Jayne Eyre and also loves to work on his own material. He is also a very talented musician!

Acting Coach

Bradley Taylor

Bradley has over 10 years of experience teaching various disciplines in acting and vocal coaching and as an actor he has worked on high-profile theatre, television and film projects including ITV’s Dark Heart and Katie Mitchell’s Some Trace of Her at the National Theatre.

Acting Coach

Grace Andrews

Grace has worked internationally in classical and experimental theatre and extensively in voiceover. She currently works as a teaching artist, directing throughout the UK, Europe and the US. She is also an award-winning film-maker, based in London. 

Singing Coach

Olivia Doust

Olivia is a multi-talented composer, conductor, musical director and performer. She now teaches at ArtsEd and has also taught at Mountview, London College of Music, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and The BRIT school.

Acting Coach

Philippa Hogg

Philippa is an actor-musician and theatre maker who is particularly skilled and experienced in the development of new work. She has created shows with multi Award Winning Companies such as Les Enfants Terribles, The Wardrobe Ensemble and This Egg.


The Foundation Drama classes are on a Tuesday at 6pm. Lessons are 1 hour long and cover a range of fundamental topics to ensure the building blocks are secure for further training.


iampro has allowed me to connect and network with like-minded people and industry professionals, which isn't an opportunity you would normally get very easily. I really think it's all about who knows you and I have had personal feedback and connected with loads of people working in the industry which has really helped me. I have also loved staying active as a performer in their community and doing the creative challenges each week!
When lockdown began my 6th form closed, I had no acting classes or workshops to attend. I wasn't using or building my creativity until I found iampro, with weekly challenges I could build my craft and discover new ones such as writing my own material! I got regular feedback from the team and really look forward to their weekly Q&A's with industry professionals.
I discovered IAMPRO during lockdown at a time when I felt completely uninspired and lacked any creative drive. Seeing the enthusiasm from Charlie and Matt as they announced weekly challenges on the community page really helped motivate me to start working on my craft and push my creative blocks and boundaries.
I have found the live talks and coaching very helpful with excellent tips, tricks, advice & guidance, not only for the challenges they set out weekly but also for future projects. iampro has help me build on my authentic confidence and my acting 'tool kit'.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be a certain level for this course?

No, our experienced coaches will be able to differentiate the learning to stretch and support all learners on the course.

Will classes be recorded?

By enrolling onto this course, you are consenting to take part in a call that features video and audio facilities. We will be recording the calls. These may be shared with other class members who were unable to join the call.

Can I miss sessions?

You should try where possible to commit to a block of lessons. If you need to miss a session due to unforeseen circumstances you will be able to watch the class on catch-up, but it is best if you are in the class, taking part.

When will the classes be?

On a Tuesday at 6pm.

Is there an additional cost for the live courses?

No, what you see is what you get with one subscription fee! Our plans which start from £25 a month when you pay annually, include access to all live classes.

Will this be on Zoom?

Yes we use zoom, but we have integrated it into our website so you will access the classes from our site. When you book onto a class the link will go to your student dashboard area!

Will I get a qualification?

Our live courses are non-accredited, however you get a certificate at the end of each subject studied. You just need to make sure you attend the sessions and have 100% completion of the unit.

Where do I watch the catch-up video?

The catch-up video is uploaded to the course player, where you access the live class from. This will be available for a limited time only and is only accessible to iampro members.