Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education

The DDE is aimed at learners who have gained knowledge of the fundamental principles of teaching dance and who wish to become fully qualified and accredited ISTD Dance Teachers. Successful learners are able to teach and enter students for all ISTD examinations except for the Accredited Teaching Qualifications. The DDE has been accredited by Ofqual at Level 4 on the QCF, making it equivalent to a first year Degree standard.

Mode of study: FULL TIME

Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) consists of five units:

Unit 1: Planning Techniques and Evaluation of Dance Teaching

Unit 2: Dance Teaching Practice

Unit 3: Lifespan Development and Learning in Dance

Unit 4: Dance Practice and the Relationship between Music and Dance in a Chosen Dance Genre

Unit 5: Contextual Study of Dance


Course Fees

As of 1st September 2019 course fees for both diplomas combined are £4,500 per academic year.



Our ISTD Approved Diploma Courses provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to teach dance. At North Liverpool Dance Academy we teach Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) which are combined to be completed in 3 academic years. Students who enrol for any teacher training will be encouraged to fulfil their aspirations to be the best teacher they can be under the guidance of Cathi Conroy-Jones.