The Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching develops the pedagogic knowledge and skills accumulated during Level 4 and Level 5, or alternative recognised dance teaching qualifications and experience, enabling students to further enhance their professional teaching practice.
The main objective of this course is to introduce more complex concepts and enable students to work on an independent basis, applying concepts in practice both as part of guided study and self-directed, individual research.
The Level 6 course is ideal for you if you are an experienced dance teacher teaching three or more classes per week and you are interested in reflecting upon, challenging and developing your teaching practice in new ways. This course also provides a route to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) if you are teaching dance in schools or Further Education.
The course is delivered over one academic year and 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 Informing Wider Practice
Module 6.4 Teaching Practice in Action
Module 6.5 Research Project
To fulfil the requirements of Level 6, it is recommended that students are teaching at least 3 dance classes per week for the duration of their studies. For Module 6.4, students are required to plan and deliver a minimum of 40 dance classes between October and March.
Course Delivery and Dates
The course is delivered through online lectures and seminars and independent study, plus individual and group tutorials and feedback on formative and summative assessment work.
- Upcoming Course: October 2023 to June 2024
- Welcome Webinar: October 2023
- Course Start: October 2023
- Online Delivery: Webinars are scheduled on selected weekend days from October to May
- Level 5 teaching qualification from any recognised awarding organisation (or equivalent professional dance teaching experience)
- GCSE (or equivalent) in English (C/4)
- Level 3 Dance Qualification, such as Intermediate or Grade 6 in Dance in any genre (or equivalent), A-Level Dance or a BTEC National
- Recommended age: 18+ years old
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you've already completed dance or dance education studies at Level 6 or above or have equivalent professional experience, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please access the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, Procedure and Application Form here for more information.
The current course fee is £3,265* and includes free Associate Membership with bbodance. Fees can be paid in monthly instalments.
*Fees are reviewed annually and any increases are applied to courses starting on or after September in each academic year.
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. View the list of eligible qualifications.
Graduates who are applying for QTLS are required to also have Maths and English qualifications at (or above) Level 2. 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).
We are now accepting applications for October 2023. Apply by clicking on the button below:
For any questions, please e-mail our friendly team.
Ofqual course code: 601/7205/8