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

As part of Level 6, students are required to organise, plan and deliver 60 hours of dance teaching.


Current Course Delivery: online lectures, seminars and workshops, invidicual and group tutorials, feedback on formative assessment

Course Dates 

  • Current Course: started: October 2021
  • Training Days: 9 Oct, 10 Oct, 27 Nov, 9 Jan, 15 Jan, 5 Mar, 6 Mar, 15 May
  • Next Course start: Monday 3 October 2022
  • Next Welcome Webinar: Sunday 2 October 2022 


Entry Requirements 

  • Level 5 teaching qualification from any recognised awarding organisation
  • GCSE (or equivalent)in English (C/4)
  • Intermediate or Grade 6 Certificate in Dance in any genre (or equivalent, i.e., a Level 3 Dance qualification)
  • Recommended 18+ years old


From September 2022 the course costs £3,265* and includes free Associate Membership with bbodance. You may be eligible for external funding and additional discounts from us. See the full financial information.


*Fees are reviewed annually and any increases are applied to courses starting on or after September in each academic year.


If you've already taken dance courses with other organisations or have professional dance experience, please access the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, Procedure and Application Form here

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).

Apply by: 4 September 2022:




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

Download the current Level 6 Specification*
Download the Student Handbook: Polices, Regulations and Appendices 2022-2023

*the Level 6 Specification is currently under review

Ofqual course code: 601/7205/8