bbodance is dedicated to the development of dance teaching professionals by building a supportive and creative learning environment.

Our Dance Teaching Qualifications programme offers training in Dance Teaching at Levels 34, 5, and 6. During the academic year 2021-2022, all courses will be offered online in terms of delivery and assessment.

Our courses are not specific to syllabi, but students have free online access to all our written and video resources if they wish to learn about them. Our courses are part-time and payment plans and discounts are available. Previous learning is recognised and professional dancers are considered for exemptions.

Each course module is delivered by an experienced industry professional and designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in key areas such as pedagogy, dance science, safeguarding, business development, creative teaching techniques, and more. Modules are also designed to enable the development of students’ teaching portfolios. Throughout the course, students are supported via personal tutors and our course team to reach their full potential.

Students receive free Associate Membership with bbodance for the duration of their course and a 90% discount on all Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.

Upon completion, Level 5 graduates are additionally awarded Registered Teacher Status (RTS) with bbodance and Level 6 graduates are eligible to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. To achieve QLTS status, graduates must complete a Professional Formation process that takes 6 months and requires membership with the Society for Education and Training (SET). 

After graduation, bbodance supports its qualified teachers with a diverse range of CPD courses and opportunities for their students. 



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




bbodance Teaching Qualifications (Level 3 Certificate; Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6 Diplomas) do not carry UCAS points but do indicate specialist knowledge at an equivalent level (see the table below), 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.