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We are dedicated to the training and development of dance teachers by offering a range of qualifications to suit every stage of a dance teacher’s career. Take a look to see which qualification is right for you and why you should choose the BBO teacher training pathway!

Why choose BBO Teaching Qualifications?

 

  • Our qualifications are recognised by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales

  • Our qualifications are not syllabi specific, which means students can study any or all of our qualifications regardless of the dance genre or syllabi they teach

  • Our students are automatically given free TQ Membership with BBO which gives them free, online access to BBO syllabi materials and resources for the duration of their studies

  • For the duration of their studies, our Level 4, 5 and 6 students are eligible for the members' rate and discounts on selected Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses

  • Our courses can be studied alongside other work or study commitments and delivery allows for flexibility in learning

  • Our qualifications can be studied online and are suitable for UK and international students

  • We offer payment plans and discounts on fees, subject to eligibility

  • We are a small and friendly organisation that values individual support and personal contact with its students and members. We provide continued support after gaining a qualification through our membership, CPD courses and other events.

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All course modules are delivered by industry professionals and are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need for successful careers in the dance teaching profession. Tutors provide one-to-one support and students have access to all their study materials online.

See the overview of qualifications below, if you would like to speak to us about the best option for you, please contact us and one of our friendly team will be happy to help!

Speak to the BBO Team

We will be holding two TQ Surgery Sessions. These are a great opportunity to find out more about our qualifications and courses. An overview of the qualifications and courses will be provided and the differences between them explained. You will also learn about how we deliver our qualifications and routes of progression through the courses to achieve the dance teaching qualification you or your students/assistants need. There will be time for questions so that you feel fully informed before applying.

Level 3 Certificate Dance Teaching Assistant 

 

Our Level 3 Certificate course is ideal for students wishing to become a dance teaching assistant or for students who are already assisting and would like formal recognition of their role. The Level 3 course is also an exciting introduction to dance teaching.

 

The course is open to all students, regardless of the organisation they have trained or taken examinations with. Gaining the Level 3 Certificate is beneficial to dance schools which can use the qualification to promote their dance teaching assistants’ knowledge and commitment.

 

The Level 3 Certificate is delivered through a blended approach of guided learning, online learning, and independent study. Students complete observations of dance teaching and other activities under the supervision of their dance teacher at their dance school and receive individual tutor support from BBO Faculty.

Read about the experience from one of our Host Dance Schools!

 

 

The course is for 3-4 months and consists of 3 modules:

Module 3.1 Observation for Teaching
 

Module 3.2 Frameworks, Policies, and Procedures to Support Teachers
 

Module 3.3 Devising Dance Training Activities

For a detailed overview of the course content and assessments, download the Level 3 Specification.

 

As part of the course, students are required to observe 15 dance classes taught by qualified dance teachers. Observations should take place at the Host Dance School the student has listed on the application form.

Course Dates & Fees

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Level 3 Certificate Dance Teaching Assistant 

  • Next Course: October 2024 to January 2025

  • Welcome Webinar: October 2024

  • Course Start: October 2024

  • Online Webinars: 2 webinars per module throughout October, November, December and January

£506.00*

Option to pay by monthly instalments.

8th September 2024

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Level 4 Diploma Introduction to Dance Teaching

  • Next Course: September 2024 to January 2025

  • Welcome Webinar: September 2024

  • Course Start: September 2024

  • Online Delivery: Webinars are scheduled on selected weekend days from September 2024 to January 2025

  • Studio-based Delivery: One full day onsite (alternative learning provided for students based outside of the UK)

£1,643.00*

5% discount if paid upfront or option to pay full fee by monthly instalments.

Includes free membership with BBO.

4th August 2024

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Level 5 Diploma in Dance Teaching

  • Next Course: July 2024 to January 2025

  • Welcome Webinar: June 2024

  • Course Start: July 2024

  • Online Delivery: Webinars are scheduled on selected weekend days from July to January

  • Studio-based Delivery: One full day onsite (alternative learning provided for students based outside of the UK)

£2,431.00*

5% discount if paid upfront or option to pay full fee by monthly instalments.

Includes free membership with BBO.

9th June 2024

Course:

Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Dance Teaching Practices

Dates:

  • Next Course: October 2024 to June 2025

  • Welcome Webinar: October 2024

  • Course Start: October 2024

  • Online Delivery: Webinars are scheduled on selected weekend days from October to May 

Course Fee:

£3,634.00*

3% discount if paid upfront or option to pay full fee by monthly instalments.

Includes free membership with BBO.

Apply by:

1st September 2024

* Fees are reviewed annually and any increases are applied to courses starting on or after 1st September in each academic year.

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Read about the experiences of our teacher training students

We recently spoke to some of our teacher training students who provided insights into their experience of our courses.


Click through to read about their advice for new-starters, surprising things they learned from the courses and how the qualifications will help them progress in their careers.

The Faculty

Our Teacher Training courses are taught by experienced industry professionals. Get to know the team who will be coaching and supporting you throughout your journey with us. 

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Shelly Saint-Smith Head of TQs

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Corrie Lunghi TQ Faculty

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Sam Roberts TQ Faculty

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Dr Susan Cooper External Examiner

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Edd Mitton TQ Faculty

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Erin Sanchez TQ Faculty

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Laura Carnaby TQ Faculty

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Rebecca Mullan TQ Faculty

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Anita Wadsworth TQ Faculty

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Jenny Challis TQ Faculty

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Guy Orden TQ Faculty

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Ben Warbis TQ Faculty

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Kemal Kuguloglu TQ Faculty

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Louisa Petts TQ Faculty

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"Observing classes was so useful that I wanted to discover how other dance schools teach around the world."

Jacqui Boddy, Level 4, 5 and 6 Graduate

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