The bbodance Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching
develops the pedagogic knowledge and skills accumulated during the theoretical and practical components of bbodance Levels 4 and 5, or alternative recognised dance teaching qualifications, enabling students to apply this knowledge and skills to their own professional teaching practice.

The main objective of this course is to enable students to work in the academic environment, as well as on an independent basis, at Level 6, while focusing on specific genres, age phases, and teaching and learning practices. Modules in Dance Science, Physical, Social, and Emotional Development, and Wider Professional Dance Practice will help students understand current teaching and learning trends.

The course lasts for one year & consists of 5 modules:

Module 6.1 Dance Science for Teachers
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

In addition, you’re required to independently plan and deliver 60 hours of dance.  

The course dates are:

Online course


  • next start date: 3 October 2021 (Welcome webinar) 
  • the course consists of online lectures, online tutorials & 
    formative submissions with written feedback



The course costs £3,200 and includes free Associate Membership with bbodance. You may be eligible for external funding and additional discounts from us. See the full financial information.

Career prospects

Level 6 is recognised by the Society for Education & Training (SET). Upon successful completion of this course, students may undertake professional formation in order to be awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status by SET.

Graduates who are applying for QTLS are required to also have Maths and English qualifications at (or above) Level 2. View the list of approved qualifications. If your Maths and English qualifications were gained overseas, you will need to obtain a letter from the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) that confirms that your qualifications are equivalent to Level 2 (GCSE grades A*–C).

If you think Level 6 is right for you, apply below:



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

Download the Level 6 Specification
Download the bbodance Recognition of Prior Learning Policy
Download the Student Handbook: Polices, Regulations and Appendices 2021-22

Ofqual course code: 601/7205/8