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Level 5 CPD Courses

Would you like to increase your knowledge as a dance teacher and continue your professional development (CPD)?  Have you considered enrolling upon the ISTD Level 6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy (DDP) but would prefer to ‘test the water’ before diving right in?  If so -  read on!  

The ISTD is delighted to offer members a brand new opportunity to study a percentage of the Level 6 DDP in the form of two CPD courses: Level 5 Health and Safety and Level 5 Lifespan Development and Learning in Dance.  

Participants are welcome to attend as many or a few of the four training days constituting each course.  All sessions will take place during weekends at ISTD2 Dance Studios (London) at a cost of only £60 per day.


Additional Benefits:

If all four training days of a course are attended there is an option of assessment to earn 30 credits at level 5 towards the Level 6 DDP or the BA (Hons) in Professional Practice through Middlesex University.   Additional assessment fees apply. 



Level 5 Health and Safety in Dance  Session Date
Day 1  Session 1 - Understanding Health and Safety from a legal and teaching perspective Saturday 22nd March 2014
Session 2 - Physical fitness and training in relation to dance learning
Day 2 Session 3 - An understanding of injury and preventative measures Saturday 17th May 2014
Session 4 - An awareness of common clinical conditions
Day 3 Session 5 - Meeting the needs of the dancer with disabilties Sunday 18th May 2014 
Day 4 Session 6 - Strategies for promoting the psychological health of dancers Sunday 27th July 2014
Optional Level 5 Health and Safety in Dance Assessment Assignment Deadlines September and December TBC


Level 5 Lifespan Development and Learning in Dance Session Date
Day 1  Session 1 - Introduction to Lifespan Development Sunday 23rd February 2014
Session 2 - Key physical and cognitive features of development from conception to infancy and through early childhood, adolescence and adulthood
Session 3 - Relating changes in physical and cognitive development to the growth of the brain
Day 2 Session 4 - Key social and emotional features of development through early childhood, middle/late childhood, adolescence and adulthood Sunday 13th April 2014
Session 5 - Relating changes in emotional and social development to the growth of the brain
Day 3 Session 6 - Memory and Learning Saturday 31st May 2014
Session 7 - Motivation and Learning
 Day 4  Session 8 - Understanding difference and how this impacts ondance learning Sunday 1st June 2014
Session 9 - The importance of creativity in dance learning
 Optional Level 5 Lifespan Development and Learning in Dance Assessment  Assignment Deadlines June TBC


The next steps:

To book a place, please download the booking form and return it to the Education and Training department. by email coursebookings@istd.org or telephone 020 7377 1577.