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Course summary

Learn the art of teaching Dance Are you passionate about Dance and want to teach in secondary schools or colleges? Our PGCE Secondary Dance degree prepares you to become a qualified Dance teacher in just one year. You’ll be trained to teach your subject specialism of Dance at Key Stages 3 and 4 as well as at A level (ages 11 to 19). At the end of this one-year degree, you’ll be ready to confidently begin teaching in a secondary school. This is achieved through a balance of study of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by the teaching profession, and a focus on the development of your understanding of the role of the secondary school teacher. In addition, you will gain vital hands-on experience of working within the classroom through our 24-week placement programme, which will develop your confidence and competence to teach effectively. After successful completion, you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so that you can begin working as a teacher in a secondary school. Proud history of teacher training The University of Chichester has been training teachers for over 180 years and we look to train employable professionals who can get out there and make a difference. You will be taught by experienced education specialists and our dedication to small teaching groups allows you to develop strong professional relationships with the University teaching team. On this course you will: Specialise in teaching Dance. Gain Qualified Teacher Status upon completion of the course that will allow you to teach Dance in secondary schools in England and Wales. Develop your competence and confidence working within the classroom environment. Gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by the teaching profession.


The course is assessed through observation during teaching placements and written assignments. To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students need to complete three 4,000 word assignments at FHEQ level 7 (Masters), and two blocks of School Experience.

Assessment method

We use strategies that are designed to enable you to effectively master a broad base of concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding that will inform your teaching practice. You will join lectures and small seminars led by experienced tutors, in which discussion and debate are key to developing your knowledge and skills. Many of our staff have a strong background within education and use their experience to inform their teaching, as the help your development into a professional and capable teacher.

Entry requirements

Honours degree 2:1 in Dance. GCSE C/4 in both English and Maths. **A Level and GCSEs** Having an A Level or equivalent in Dance is an advantage. We would normally expect applicants to have taken and passed the full GCSE course however in some circumstances we do accept equivalent qualifications or equivalency tests. If you are unable to enrol for the full GCSE course, please contact Admissions to discuss which equivalent qualifications we may accept. **Interest in Dance** Successful candidates are those who are able to demonstrate a genuine interest in Dance through personal performance and dance experience; and through working with young people in a creative setting. **Awareness of the education sector** All applicants will be required to demonstrate awareness of professional requirements within schools and an awareness of the education sector. If you meet the entry requirements, you will be invited for an interview and demonstrate a good understanding of the profession. **IELTS** If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (including 7.0 in academic writing) other components no less than 6.5 – or equivalent qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

UK fee £9,250 International fee £14,500 You will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check costing £40 which needs to be paid for before the start of the course.
Secondary Dance at University of Chichester - UCAS