Ofqual No. 601/7204/6

This Level 5 course aims to build on the knowledge and skills developed in pedagogic practice at Level 4 through the guided application of the teaching and learning strategies into their own teaching practice. Learners will develop the skills needed to confidently manage the learning environment in which they practice through the study of curriculum design, assessment, and quality assurance. Modules in dance history and choreographic practice aim to ensure that learners are able to contextualize their practice in relation to the wider professional and creative dance industry. These modules are also designed to ensure that students are developing the necessary academic skills, which will be essential for further studies in higher education.

Level 5 Handbook Specification

TQ Handbook of Regulations 2017-18


5 course modules:

Module 5.1 Curriculum Design

Module 5.2 Assessment and Quality Assurance

Module 5.3 Dance History

Module 5.4 Developing Choreographic Practice

Module 5.5 Teaching and Learning in Practice

This course will also require each student to independently plan and deliver 40 hours of dance.


The Level 5 course runs from January – May:

  • 26 & 27 January 2019
  • 16 & 17 March 2019
  • April 2019 — Dance Days (three days), Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham (TBC)
  • 4 & 5 May 2019



£2,115 — instalment plans available.


Level 5 students receive Associate Membership as part of their course, and are also eligible to apply for Registered Teacher Membership with bbodance, which gives them full access to our membership benefits.

Entry requirements

18+, GSCE English & Maths C+ or equivalent. Intermediate Foundation in Dance (any genre) or equivalent. Level 4 dance teaching qualification.

Next steps

Upon successful completion of this course plus 18 hours of syllabus training, graduates can apply for Registered Teacher Membership with bbodance. Graduates can also progress to the Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching course, after which graduates may undertake professional formation to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.


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Applications for this year's Level 5 course closed on 1 December 2017.