Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People)
The Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People) (DDTAL (CYP)) – is the first qualification of its kind, designed for practitioners working with children and young people outside formal education. It was developed at the request of the major national dance organisations and led by Youth Dance England on behalf of Dance Training and Accreditation Partnership (DTAP) – a consortium of leading dance industry agencies, committed to building capacity and removing barriers to participation in dance outside of formal education, by people of all ages and abilities.
DDTAL (CYP) provides evidence to employers and parents/carers that a dance practitioner has the expertise to teach children and young people. It is relevant and accessible, covers continuing professional development and has 90 credits at Level 6 of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
The diploma requires candidates to:
- Demonstrate professional competence in dance teaching and learning for children and young people (CYP)
- Evidence the ability to refine and use understanding, methods and skills in teaching and learning practice,
- Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and create high quality, safe and informed teaching and learning practice in a range of formal and informal settings (e.g. community dance, youth dance, after school clubs, dance projects within curriculum time, youth clubs, youth justice work, sports centres)
The Diploma can be gained through independent study, professional guidance or through taught courses. It is directly linked to outcomes identified in the National Occupational Standards for Dance Leadership (NOS)
Information on current course providers.
Registration forms and fees are available in the related resources box above.
Dance Training and Accreditation Partnership (DTAP)
DTAP is a major dance sector-led strategic initiative. It brings together a consortium of leading national organisations committed to building capacity and removing barriers to participation in dance outside of formal education by people of all ages and abilities. DTAP is working to raise standards by launching a new diploma for teachers working beyond the statutory curriculum, developing a set of nationally recognised professional standards, and investigating and testing a suitable model for regulating dance teaching across the UK.
Further information on the partnership can be found at www.dtap.org.uk