The guiding hallmarks that underpin the training provided by member schools are as follows:
A clear demonstration of compliance with the Core Principles
Can prove at least 4 years of graduating 3rd year students
At least one full 3 year acting programme with at least 900 hours a year of contact teaching
Can prove at least 50% of professional paid employment contracts of graduating students or placement with an agent within one year of graduation
Able to prove a Faculty of Professionally experienced staff for the core Programme
Able to demonstrate adequate and safe studying environment
All schools are also expected to demonstrate working policies and practices which adhere to the FDS ethical guidelines, which can be found here.