How to Become a Line Dance Instructor in the UK?

How do I become a RAD teacher?

  1. Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching)
  2. Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching with Qualified Teacher Status.
  3. BA (Hons) Ballet Education.
  4. BA (Hons) Dance Education*
  5. Diploma of Higher Education: Ballet Education.
  6. Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education*

Can I get QTS without PGCE?

If you are working as an unqualified teacher, you could achieve QTS via the Assessment Only route. If you have a degree and substantial experience of working in a school, early years, or further education setting, this option allows you to gain QTS without undergoing a teacher training programme.

Can I teach without QTS?

Qualified teacher status ( QTS ) is a legal requirement to teach in many English schools, and considered desirable for teachers in the majority of schools in England. Schools in England where teachers can be employed without QTS include academies, free schools and private schools.

How do I get QTLS?

QTLS is gained by completing a process known as ‘professional formation’ and by being a member of the professional association the Society for Education and Training (SET), which is part of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

Is QTS internationally Recognised?

British Schools Overseas (BSO) accredited schools and many other international schools recognise and accept QTS and with over 200 schools covering almost every corner of the globe, your qualification could take you as far afield as Turkey, Thailand or even Madagascar without having to gain any additional qualifications …

How do I get a DfE number?

  1. Ask your employer – they’ll hold a record of your individual DfE number.
  2. Check any correspondence – we’ll have used this number in any previous communications.
  3. Call us on 0345 606 6166 and verify your identity.

Does QTLS expire?

If you don’t keep your membership up to date you will not lose your QTLS status. However, your name will no longer appear on the Professional Register and your QTLS status will no longer be considered current and will no longer retain legal parity with QTS.

What does Aistd stand for?


Qualifications used to start with an ASSOCIATE qualification (A.I.S.T.D.) which allowed performers to teach dance. Teachers who studied further, became highly qualified with a LICENTIATE (L.I.S.T.D.).

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