Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education


Each level of the programme can be studied full-time (one year) or part-time (two years). The programme is modular and is delivered across two semesters each year. Whilst most of the study is via distance learning, you will be required to attend an Intensive Study Seminar at RAD, London, in the first semester of the first year.

All modules are supported by Module Study Guides which are accessed online and contain key source materials, study tasks and suggestions for further study. Students are allocated a tutor for each module, with whom they will have regular contact by telephone, email or fax.

How to apply

Programme Content


One year full-time or two years part-time

Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education

  • Compulsory Modules
    • Frameworks and Perspectives
    • From Coralli to Khan: Journeys Through Dance History
    • Dance Education: Concepts and Contexts
    • The Dancing Body
    • Music in Dance and Dance Education

    At Level 4, you will gain a broad perspective on dance education and dance studies. You will be introduced to educational concepts, which are fundamental throughout your studies, as well as gaining knowledge and understanding of dance history, analysis, music and dance studies.

    Together, the Level 4 modules provide essential knowledge on dance as a subject and how it interrelates with education. You will also reflect upon your own experiences as a dancer or teacher, and make links to fundamental principles essential for effective learning and teaching to take place.


All modules are assessed through a written assignment which is tutored by telephone, fax and e-mail. Written assignments include essays, case studies and portfolios.
Programme Specification


Successful completion of Level 4 leads to the award of Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education.