This Level 2 award is for students who are interested in dance. It gives an introduction to the basic skills of planning, leading and evaluating dance sessions and develops students’ appreciation of movement and music in dance choreography.

This is a practical based course and includes 10 hours of voluntary work.  The course leads to a nationally recognised qualification.


This course is essential for any student wishing to pursue a career in dance or teaching.

Course Content

The Dance Leadership Award is divided into the following units:

  1. Developing leadership skills 
  2. Teaching skills

Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

Dance Leadership Award students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of course-related experiences. In recent years, these have included:

Activities Programme

In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s Activities Programme.

Work Experience

All students need to gain an experience of the work place during their time at College and for students studying vocational courses it should ideally be linked to one of their subject areas.


All Dance Leadership students are assessed on a continuous basis throughout the course. Opportunities are offered to the candidates to demonstrate their practical leadership skills and knowledge.
Assessment is in the form of:

  • observations of practical dance coaching sessions
  • portfolio of dance coaching plans and evaluations
  • worksheet assessments
  • completion of ten hours of community dance leadership 
  • Course Booklet
  • Notebook

The exam board for the Community Dance Leadership Level 2 Award is Sports Leaders UK.

Entry Requirements

Students should have good communication and interpersonal skills as well as a passion for dance.

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2021

Students from partner schools (Reigate, Warwick, de Stafford and Oakwood) should complete an online application under the guidance of their school.

All other applicants should download and return the 2021 application form.

All applications will be considered according to the College’s Admissions Policy.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

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