bbodance is dedicated to the training and development of professional dance teachers by offering a range of qualifications to suit every stage of a dance teacher’s career.

We offer the following dance teaching qualifications:


Level 3 Dance Teaching Assistant Certificate
An introduction to and recognition of work as a dance teaching assistant.
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Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching
An introduction to the fundamentals of dance teaching and the first step in becoming a qualified dance teacher.
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Level 5 Diploma in Dance Teaching
Leads to qualification as a dance teacher and Registered Teacher Membership with bbodance.
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Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching
Professional development and qualification for experienced dance teachers.
Leads to eligibility to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)

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Why bbodance?

  • Our qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales.
  • Our qualifications are not syllabi specific, which means students can study any or all of our qualifications regardless of the dance genre or syllabi they teach.
  • Our students are automatically given free Associate Membership with bbodance which gives them free, online access to bbodance syllabi materials and resources.
  • For the duration of their studies, our Level 4, 5 and 6 students are given up to 90% discount on selected Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.
  • Our courses can be studied alongside other work or study commitments and delivery allows for flexibility in learning.
  • Our qualifications can be studied online and are suitable for UK and international students.
  • We offer payment plans and discounts on fees, subject to eligibility.
  • We are a small and friendly organisation that values personal contact with and individual support of its students and members. We provide continued support after gaining a qualification through our membership, CPD courses and other events.

All course modules are delivered by industry professionals and are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need for successful careers in the dance teaching profession. Tutors provide one-to-one support and students have access to all their study materials online.

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Equivalence of Qualification Levels

Level 2

Equivalent to GCSE standard

Level 3

Equivalent to A Level standard

Level 4

Equivalent level to the first year of an undergraduate degree or a Certificate of Higher Education

Level 5

Equivalent level to the second year of an undergraduate degree, a Diploma of Higher Education, a Foundation Degree or a Higher National Diploma

Level 6

Equivalent level to the final year of an undergraduate degree


UCAS Tariff Points

In addition to Level 3 bbodance Graded and Vocational Graded examinations, the Level 3 Dance Teaching Assistant Certificate carries UCAS Tariff points. Many universities, colleges and conservatoires use UCAS Tariff points as a way to determine whether an applicant meets the entry requirements for a course. The number of points is determined by the classification of the award (i.e. Pass, Merit or Distinction), as follows:

Level 3 Dance Teaching Assistant Certificate Award

UCAS Tariff Points







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The Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6 Dance Teaching Diplomas do not carry UCAS points but do indicate specialist knowledge at an equivalent level (see the Equivalence table above), an ability to study independently and the determination, dedication and resilience needed for study at a higher level.



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bbodance is an awarding organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and Qualifications Wales.