The Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching develops the pedagogic knowledge and skills accumulated during the theoretical and practical components of bbodance Level 4 and 5, enabling students to apply them 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 Higher Education (HE) 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
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 2019-20 course dates are:

Course takes place on-site,
at our London headquarters
  • 12 & 13 October 2019
  • 23 & 24 November 2019
  • 11 & 12 January 2020
  • 7 & 8 March 2020
  • 16 & 17 May 2020


The course costs £3,089. Applicants who have had a career as a professional performing dancer may be eligible to apply for a Retraining Grant from Dancers’ Career Development.  

The sum is payable by three instalments and includes Associate Membership with bbodance for the entire duration, free access to online syllabus resources, as well as a 90% discount on all Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses we offer. Students are also eligible to apply for Registered Teacher Membership, our highest membership category.

Read more about bbodance Associate and Registered Teacher Memberships, and see a list of current CPD courses.

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 Handbook
Download the TQ Handbook of Regulations 2019-20

Ofqual course code: 601/7205/8