Level 5 CPD Courses

For an explanation of 'Level 5' and how it compares to other nationally-recognised qualifications, please refer to this external website.

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 once again to offer its members an 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 as few of the four training days constituting each course.  All sessions will take place during weekends at ISTD2 Dance Studios in London.

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. 

All learners will receive an attendance certificate at the end of each course and, if applicable, an assessment completion certificate.

Dates:

Health & Safety in Dance

Date

Course

Time

Day 1 - Saturday 19th March 2016

Understanding Health and Safety from a legal and teaching perspective; Physical fitness in relation to dance learning 

10:30 – 17:30

Day 2 - Sunday 20th March 2016

Aspects of physical training and the risk of over-training (burnout) in students; Understanding of injury and preventative measures 

10:30 – 17:30

Day 3 - Saturday 25th June 2016

Awareness of common clinical conditions; Meeting the needs of the dancer with disabilities 

10:30 – 17:30

Day 4 - Sunday 26th June 2016

Strategies for promoting the psychological health of dancers; Understanding of eating disorders in dancers 

10:30 – 17:30

 

Lifespan Development and Learning in Dance

Date

Course

Time

Day 1 - Saturday 9th July 2016

Key physical and cognitive features of development and relating changes to the growth of the brain

10:30 – 17:30

Day 2 - Saturday 24th September 2016

Key social and emotional features of development and relating changes to the growth of the brain

10:30 – 17:30

Day 3 - Sunday 25th September 2016

Memory and Learning ; Motivation and Learning; Understanding difference and how this impacts on Dance Learning

10:30 – 17:30

Day 4 - Sunday 13th November 2016

Importance of creativity in dance learning; the contribution dance learning makes to the development of life skills and transferable skills  

10:30 – 17:30

 

The next steps:

Booking forms for the course will be available soon. For more information about the course, our Level 6 DDP qualifications, or any other Education & Training-related matter, please contact the team at coursebookings@istd.org or on 020 7377 1577.