BDQT are pleased to announce the introduction in 2015/16 of their “Dance Teacher Training Scheme” in conjunction with GB Training. You can download your application form at the bottom of this article in either PDF or Word format.
This is an 12 month fully funded scheme that will be held at two centres, in the South and the Midlands. It will involve intense study of the new BDQT qualification in “Dance Teacher Training” Programme of Study - (15 hours over 3 days per week) plus 15 hours on-site teacher training with a qualified teacher from one of the BDQT member associations over 3 days per week.
You will also be required to train in basic English, Maths and business skills – there are exemptions for candidates who already hold GCSE Grade C or above in these subjects. This requirement is considered as an add-on to the 30 hours.
Entry on to the scheme is by audition plus interview and only open to students of BDQT association teachers. Entry requirements sit at Grade 5 in the subjects candidates wish to train in. A candidate must be endorsed by its teacher/association to be able to enter the scheme.
There is no charge for this scheme, it is fully government funded.
Successful candidates will receive a GB Training / BDQT Certificate in “Dance Teacher Training” plus an Associate Diploma in the subjects taken during the teacher training placements from the Awarding Body concerned.
This scheme will give successful candidates something tangible; a set of qualifications that can be used immediately to teach in established schools, and to set up in business as a self-employed teacher also. The opportunities are endless for the entrepreneurial candidate who will have a realistic set of skills learnt “on the job” – relevant to the real world of dance teaching.
Conditions of entry on to the scheme:
Your teacher must be a member of an Awarding Body that is a member of BDQT.
Ideally, you should be between the ages of 16 and 21 years old.
You must apply to your teacher and be of a grade 5 standard in at least two of the core disciplines to apply and your teachers Awarding Body will submit your application on your behalf.
This is an 12month full-time scheme - the next intake is September 2016.
Entry is by audition and interview ONLY through application.
There are two centres running the scheme, Birmingham and London.
Lecturers will be industry professionals.
The scheme is in 3 parts:
- 15 hours practical dance training in Ballet, Modern/Jazz, Tap and Street/Commercial using the bespoke GB Training/BDQT dance teacher training “Programme of Study”.
15 hours teacher training by way of placements in dancing schools operating the syllabi from the Awarding Body that sponsored you.
You will be required to study one day a week with “GB Training” in Maths, English & Business Studies if you do not have a GSCE “0” level in these subjects and this will be in addition to the 30 hours per week aforementioned.
Successful candidates will be awarded the BDQT/GB Training - Dance Teacher Training.
Certificate (Level 5) plus the Associate teaching qualification/s in the subjects studied – issued by the Awarding Body attached to your teacher training and upon taking and passing the Associate examination at the end of the scheme.
This scheme is government funded and gives you a set of qualifications and skills that you can actually use in the real world of dance teaching; either in established dance schools or to become self-employed and open your own dance school.
This scheme is only suitable for the most dedicated and hard - working candidate;
geared purely at dance and the art of teaching dance……interested?