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Full time | Bishop Otter Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Dance Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Qualify as a teacher with a specialism in Dance in just one year

Learn the art of teaching Dance

Are you passionate about Dance and want to teach in secondary schools or colleges?

Our PGCE Secondary Dance degree prepares you to become a qualified Dance teacher in just one year.

You’ll be trained to teach your subject specialism of Dance at Key Stages 3 and 4 as well as at A level (ages 11 to 19).

At the end of this one-year degree, you’ll be ready to confidently begin teaching in a secondary school.

This is achieved through a balance of study of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by the teaching profession, and a focus on the development of your understanding of the role of the secondary school teacher.

In addition, you will gain vital hands-on experience of working within the classroom through our 24-week placement programme, which will develop your confidence and competence to teach effectively.

After successful completion, you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so that you can begin working as a teacher in a secondary school.

Proud history of teacher training

The University of Chichester has been training teachers for over 180 years and we look to train employable professionals who can get out there and make a difference.

You will be taught by experienced education specialists and our dedication to small teaching groups allows you to develop strong professional relationships with the University teaching team.

On this course you will:

Specialise in teaching Dance.
Gain Qualified Teacher Status upon completion of the course that will allow you to teach Dance in secondary schools in England and Wales.
Develop your competence and confidence working within the classroom environment.
Gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by the teaching profession.


Take the first steps towards your career with secondary education

This programme will enable you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and work as a secondary Dance teacher.

Many of our previous students have progressed in their careers and now hold senior posts in their schools.


Special Educational Needs
Identity, Equality and Inclusion
Building rapport and resilience
Applying for teaching posts
Vocal skills
Closing the gap in access and achievement
Child protection and Prevent
The relationship between theory and practice
Professionalism in Education
Pastoral care in schools
Personal, Social and Health Education
Positive behaviour management
Literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
Working with learning support assistants
Reflective practice
Research skills
English as an additional language

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree 2:1 in Dance. GCSE C/4: in both English and Maths. A Level and GCSEs: Having an A Level or equivalent in Dance is an advantage. We would normally expect applicants to have taken and passed the full GCSE course however in some circumstances we do accept equivalent qualifications or equivalency tests. If you are unable to enrol for the full GCSE course.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. The University offers both taught and research degrees at postgraduate level, with many of the courses offering work placements during the year. There is a vast range of academic departments to choose from, including Business, Dance, Humanities, Music, Sport and Theatre. Both sites –...more