Our home study courses are designed to be flexible and suit students who are already active in their own dance community.
Students complete our courses through a combination of structured self learning modules and real world practical placement.
Learner guides – each module has a learner guide. Each learner guide contains a series of activities, readings and practical activities designed to aid the learner. Additional information is provided
Assessment Kits – each module has a written assessment kit that students undertake when they have completed a learner guide. Assessment kits are submitted to a tutor for feedback and marking.
Practical Placement – the practical components on the course are trained and assessed in a practical placement situation of a real life dance studio or school. The Practical Placement is a minimum of 80 hours of specific tasks a student will need to complete and have signed off by a qualified supervisor.
First aid certificate – students must complete their own first aid certificate externally from this course and provide evidence they have completed it.
Tutor Support – throughout the course the student has access to their online tutor to ask questions.
The study material which students will be provided for our course includes:
- Course Overview – containing the assignment overview and additional reading documents
- 4 x Module Learner Guides
- 4 x Module Assessment kits
- 1 x Practical Placement Log book
Assessment Methods used in the Course
The College uses evidence gathering options to determine overall assessment in all of our courses.
The assessment kits contain a range of the following activities:
- Written questions and project activities – This requires written responses to a series of questions.
- Practical case study – The practical study requires students to demonstrate their abilities by undergoing a task which is indicative of a real world scenario. For instance, writing a support plan or planning and implementing a dance session
- Oral questioning – Students will be required to undertake questioning over the phone or by skype.
- Self reflection and review – Students assess their own performance and the feedback they have been given by others in order to improve performance in future.
- Video submissions – Students are required to provide video of performance of certain tasks
- Photographic evidence – Students are required to provide photographs of performance of tasks
- Third party reports/interviews – Assessors will seek input from third parties to verify competency
- Practical placements
The practical placement component is not assessable in its own right, but is designed to provide valuable experience and contribute to assessment conditions.
More about Your Practical Placement
Students are responsible for arranging their own practical placement and can use this letter to contact dance studios:
If you are already an active dancer then the College encourages you to approach your current dance school or club to complete your practical hours and logbook.
The Practical Placement is a minimum of 80 hours of specific tasks a student will need to complete and have signed off by a qualified supervisor.
Students are required to undertake practical placement in a studio or dance school that has:
- adequate resources and equipment
- opportunities for teaching basic dance techniques in either a real or simulated situation
- a venue with adequate space and flooring appropriate to the chosen dance style.
- Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in a performance environment.
The tutor assigned to the student must be satisfied with and agree to the venue of the practical placement prior to the practical placement commencing.