Ofqual No. 601/7203/4

This introductory Level 4 course aims to develop learners’ observational skills in relation to current teaching and learning methodologies and prepare learners to apply these skills to their personal pedagogic practice. The course also informs learners' understanding of health, safety and safeguarding, professional dance practice, self-management and finance, as well as the importance of critical reflection to the dance teaching practitioner.

Level 4 Handbook Specification

TQ Handbook of Regulations 2017-18


5 course modules:

Module 4.1 Observing Teaching and Learning Strategies

Module 4.2 Health, Safety, and Safeguarding

Module 4.3 Professional Dance Practice; Self-Management and Finance

Module 4.4 Applying Teaching and Learning Strategies; Micro-Teach

Module 4.5 Critical and Reflective Practice

This course will also require each student to independently observe 30 hours of dance.


The Level 4 course runs from September – December:

  • 22 & 23 September 2018      
  • 27 & 28 October 2018 — Scholars Weekend, Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham
  • 10 & 11 November 2018
  • 1 & 2 December 2018


£1,737 — instalment plans available.


Level 4 students receive Associate Membership as part of their course, which gives them access to a range of benefits with bbodance.

Entry requirements

18+, GSCE English & Maths C+ or equivalent. Intermediate Foundation in Dance (any genre) or equivalent.

Next steps

Graduates can progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Dance Teaching course, which runs January-May. Upon successful completion of Level 5, graduates can apply for Registered Teacher membership with bbodance.


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