Ofqual No. 601/7205/8

This Level 6 course aims to develop the pedagogic knowledge and skills learners have accumulated through theoretical and practical components of the Level 4 and 5 courses so they may be able to apply them to their own practice in the professional industry. The main objective of this programme is to enable learners to work academically and independently at HE Level 6 with a focus on their chosen specialist dance genre or age phase, specific teaching and learning practices. Modules in dance science, physical, social, and emotional development, and wider professional dance practice will continue to inform and update the learners' understanding of trends in the current teaching and learning environment.

Level 6 Handbook Specification

TQ Handbook of Regulations 2017-18


5 course modules:

Module 6.1 Dance Science

Module 6.2 Physical, Social, and Emotional Development in Dance Training

Module 6.3 Wider Professional Dance Practice

Module 6.4 Teaching Practice in Action

Module 6.5 Research Project

This course will also require each student to independently plan and deliver 60 hours of dance.


The Level 6 course runs from September – May:

  • 13 & 14 October 2018
  • 27 & 28 October 2018 — Scholars Weekend, Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham 
  • 24 & 25 November 2018
  • 12 & 13 January 2019
  • 2 & 3 March 2019
  • April 2019 — Dance Days (three days), Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham (TBC)
  • 18 & 19 May 2019


£2,966 — instalment plans available.


Level 6 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 5 dance teaching qualification.

Next steps

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may undertake professional formation to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.


For any queries, please e-mail our friendly team.

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