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At the end of this e-learning training program given in English, students will have acquired the professional skills necessary to work as instructors in a social education context, with youth in difficulty, or in recreational activities. There are many diversified opportunities for these professionals, who are called upon to work in the community as well as in the recreation industry.

This training leads to obtaining an Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC) and is sanctioned by the Ministère de l’Éducation and the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec.

This training is also offered remotely and in-person in French.

Program structure
Admission
Tuition fees
Student services and Financial aid

The English Instructor in Circus Arts program is only offered remotely. It provides for 360 hours of training, i.e. 270 hours of classes and 90 hours of internship. The student must find an internship in the workplace, which must be completed within six months of the end of the session.

Mode Start date End date To note
Remote January 8, 2023 March 15, 2024
  • One week of mandatory full-time in-person training takes place from June 4 to 10, 2023, in Montreal.
  • Remote training is also offered in French.

Classes

Class management
Initial training in circus techniques
Supervising the creation and realization of a performance
Setup and teardown of acrobatic apparatus
Setup and teardown of acrobatic apparatus
Internship in the workplace

 

Prior learning recognition

To recognize the experience and training of candidates, the School has put in place a process for recognizing prior knowledge and skills. Upon approval of their application for recognition of acquired training or experience, the student may be exempted from part of or from an entire class.

Registration for the remote training is now open!

Deadline : To be determined
Upcoming session : January 14, 2023

A $50 non-refundable fee is payable at the time of application for admission.

Eligibility requirements

Pour être admissible au programme, la personne doit : 

To be eligible for the program, the individual must:

  • Have a high school diploma (HSD), a diploma of college studies (DCS), a university degree or any other diploma deemed relevant by the NCS
  • Have experience in circus arts, sports, gymnastics, dance, theater or any other relevant acrobatic or artistic discipline
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Have a good knowledge of the English language

Required documents

All documents submitted in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a translation.

Status Required documents
Canadian student or permanent resident
  •  Proof of provincial health insurance
  • ID photo on white background in JPEG format (portrait)
  • Photocopy of birth certificate with parents’ full names
  • Photocopy of the last report card and diploma obtained
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photocopy of both sides of the citizenship certificate for naturalized Canadians or of the permanent resident card
  • Photocopy of any document attesting to the practice of a relevant artistic discipline or a competitive sport (optional)
International student
  • ID photo on white background in JPEG format (portrait)
  • Photocopy of birth certificate with parents’ full names
  • Photocopy of transcript showing high school diploma or equivalent
  • Photocopy of college and university transcripts (completed or not)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photocopy of any document attesting to the practice of a relevant artistic discipline or a competitive sport (optional)

Remote training

File opening $50
Registration fees $200$
Related fees* $135
Tuition fees* for Canadian students and permanent residents $1,900
Tuition fees* for international students $3,040

* Payable in two instalments.
Fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change.

Student services

The training gives access to health services (only for in-person training), to our specialized Library as well as to the scholarship program of the National Circus School Foundation.

To learn more about our services, visit the Student Services page.

Financial aid

Individuals enrolled in one of our full-time programs and who are Canadian citizens may apply for financial assistance from their respective provincial ministry.

We also offer scholarships to students who do not have sufficient financial resources to follow our professional training, regardless of their status. Find out more about the National Circus School Foundation’s scholarship program.

Program structure

The English Instructor in Circus Arts program is only offered remotely. It provides for 360 hours of training, i.e. 270 hours of classes and 90 hours of internship. The student must find an internship in the workplace, which must be completed within six months of the end of the session.

Mode Start date End date To note
Remote January 8, 2023 March 15, 2024
  • One week of mandatory full-time in-person training takes place from June 4 to 10, 2023, in Montreal.
  • Remote training is also offered in French.

Classes

Class management
Initial training in circus techniques
Supervising the creation and realization of a performance
Setup and teardown of acrobatic apparatus
Setup and teardown of acrobatic apparatus
Internship in the workplace

 

Prior learning recognition

To recognize the experience and training of candidates, the School has put in place a process for recognizing prior knowledge and skills. Upon approval of their application for recognition of acquired training or experience, the student may be exempted from part of or from an entire class.

Admission

Registration for the remote training is now open!

Deadline : To be determined
Upcoming session : January 14, 2023

A $50 non-refundable fee is payable at the time of application for admission.

Eligibility requirements

Pour être admissible au programme, la personne doit : 

To be eligible for the program, the individual must:

  • Have a high school diploma (HSD), a diploma of college studies (DCS), a university degree or any other diploma deemed relevant by the NCS
  • Have experience in circus arts, sports, gymnastics, dance, theater or any other relevant acrobatic or artistic discipline
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Have a good knowledge of the English language

Required documents

All documents submitted in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a translation.

Status Required documents
Canadian student or permanent resident
  •  Proof of provincial health insurance
  • ID photo on white background in JPEG format (portrait)
  • Photocopy of birth certificate with parents’ full names
  • Photocopy of the last report card and diploma obtained
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photocopy of both sides of the citizenship certificate for naturalized Canadians or of the permanent resident card
  • Photocopy of any document attesting to the practice of a relevant artistic discipline or a competitive sport (optional)
International student
  • ID photo on white background in JPEG format (portrait)
  • Photocopy of birth certificate with parents’ full names
  • Photocopy of transcript showing high school diploma or equivalent
  • Photocopy of college and university transcripts (completed or not)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photocopy of any document attesting to the practice of a relevant artistic discipline or a competitive sport (optional)

Tuition fees

Remote training

File opening $50
Registration fees $200$
Related fees* $135
Tuition fees* for Canadian students and permanent residents $1,900
Tuition fees* for international students $3,040

* Payable in two instalments.
Fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change.

Student services and Financial aid

Student services

The training gives access to health services (only for in-person training), to our specialized Library as well as to the scholarship program of the National Circus School Foundation.

To learn more about our services, visit the Student Services page.

Financial aid

Individuals enrolled in one of our full-time programs and who are Canadian citizens may apply for financial assistance from their respective provincial ministry.

We also offer scholarships to students who do not have sufficient financial resources to follow our professional training, regardless of their status. Find out more about the National Circus School Foundation’s scholarship program.

Questions?

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