The table below summarises the entry requirements for all our dance teaching qualifications so you can decide which course is right for you.

If you have... 

you can apply for...

  • Level 2 Dance Qualification, such as a Level 2 Certificate in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance: Intermediate Foundation, a Level 2 Award in Graded Examination in Dance: Grade 4 or above in any genre (or equivalent), or a BTEC First
    • 14+ years old
    Level 3


    • 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
    • 17+ years old (Students must be 18 years old by 1st November for the September course and 1st May for the February course)


     Level 4 
    • As above ↑+ a Level 4 Teaching Qualification
      from any recognised awarding organisation (or equivalent professional teaching experience) 
    • Applicants who have had a career as a professional performing dancer may be eligible for an exemption on Level 4)
    • 18+ years old
     Level 5 


    • As above + a Level 5 Teaching Qualification
      from any recognised awarding organisation (or equivalent professional teaching experience)
    • Applicants interested in applying Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) after completing Level 6 will also require a GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths (C/5) 


     Level 6 


    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for our Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6 courses.
    If you've already completed dance or dance education studies at the equivalent level of the course you wish to apply for or have equivalent professional experience, please access the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, Procedure and Application Form here for more information.

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