Our Level 3 Dance Teaching Assistant Certificate course is ideal for students wishing to become a dance teaching assistant or for students who are already assisting and would like formal recognition of their role. The Level 3 course is also an exciting first step in becoming a qualified dance teacher.

The course is open to all students, regardless of the organisation they have trained or taken examinations with. Gaining the Level 3 Certificate is beneficial to dance schools which can use the qualification to promote their dance teaching assistants’ knowledge and commitment.

The certificate is delivered through a blended approach of guided learning, online learning, and independent study. This allows students to have control over the time, pace, and style of their learning whilst providing opportunities to connect with other dancers from the UK and abroad. Individual tutor support helps students to achieve their very best. 

The course lasts for 3-4 months and consists of 3 modules:

Module 3.1 Observation for Teaching
Module 3.2 Frameworks, Policies, and Procedures to Support Teachers
Module 3.3 Devising Dance Training Activities


 As part of the course, students will be asked to observe a qualified dance teacher. This teacher should be part of the Host Dance Studio that the student has listed on the application form.


Course Delivery: Online lectures, seminars and workshops, individual and group tutorials, feedback on formative assessment


Course Dates

  • Current Course: October 2022 to January 2023
  • Welcome Webinar: Sunday, 9 October 2022
  • Course Start: Monday, 11 October 2022
  • Webinars: Maximum of 2 webinars per month in October, November, December and January


Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 Certificate in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance: Intermediate Foundation or Level 2 Award in Graded Examination in Dance: Grade 4 or above in any genre (or equivalent; i.e., a Level 2 Dance qualification)
  • Recommended age: 14+ (no age limit)
  • Students do not need to be bbodance members, study with bbodance teachers, or take bbodance Examinations in order to apply

Additional Course Requirement

To complete this certificate, students must have a qualified dance teacher in a host school(a dance school that is either a bbodance Approved Centre or approved to host Regulated Performing Arts Graded Examinations offered by an awarding organisation). It does not have to be a bbodance school. Please also submit the host school form when you apply for this course.

Tuition: The course cost is £450*. Fees can be paid in monthly instalments.

*Fees are reviewed annually and any increases are applied to courses starting on or after September in each academic year.


Career prospects

The bbodance Dance Teaching Assistant Certificate is a standalone award offered at Level 3 and recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The knowledge and skills it helps students develop will give them a good foundation to assist in the dance studio or progress to a Level 4 course.

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Level 3 Quick Facts
Read a student testimonial
Download the Level 3 Specification

Download the Student Handbook: Polices, Regulations and Appendices 2022-23

Ofqual qualification number: D/618/5297