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Teaching Component 2 in the New 2024 BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award

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This brand-new Studio Based course focuses on Component 2 of the 2022 BTEC Tech Award Level 1 / 2. It is aimed for all teachers who are looking for refreshed, new, effective teaching approaches and ways to help students access the top mark bands in Component. 2. This is a new BTEC Dance course with a difference; we are delighted to welcome a professional dancer from the Russell Maliphant Dance Company to co-deliver, alongside renowned BTEC Dance leader, Justine Reeve. Together, they will deliver innovative dance repertoire to engage, motivate and challenge BTEC Dance learners with evidence building ideas to help enhance attainment and achievement with the internal Component 2. As one of the afternoon sessions is practical, the course is being held in a central London Dance Studio. This is a great opportunity for all BTEC teachers, who will also take away from the course a range of teaching resources and materials. Pearson-Set-Assignments: please note that emphasis and focus will be given to the specific Pearson-Set- Assignments made available at the beginning of September 2023. In this course on Friday 29 September 2023.


  • Learn how to approach Component 2 both practically and theoretically
  • Develop creative teaching for learners and take away a tool kit of innovative ideas to collect evidence
  • Learn professional repertoire directly from a professional dancer
  • Gain the confidence to plan your course with imagination
  • Discover how you can teach Component 2 to maximise success for all students
  • Be inspired by a refreshing, lively and stimulating day, packed full of ideas, strategies to take back to school


Getting to Grips with the Demands of Component 2

10.00 – 11.00am
  • Summarised overview of the content and structure of Component 2
  • The key challenges, key aspects, and key expectations of learners
  • Key attributes of high mark band students in the classroom/studio
  • Analysis of the assessment criteria and where the PSA theme is assessed


Discussion: coffee break

11.00 – 11.15am

Success with Component 2: Aiming high with the practical

11.15 – 12.30pm
  • Refreshed and effective practical approaches to teaching and learning repertoire, including resources, to help students develop their knowledge and understanding of performance styles and skills needed
  • Piece selection and sequence selection– what are good choices, less good, how to select for your calibre of students and to allow them to perform to the best of their abilities
  • Analysing the key practical challenges of Component 2
  • How to get students to effectively and successfully review their own practices to support development and progress in the moment


Lunch and informal discussion

12.30 – 1.30pm

Aiming for Excellence: professional dancer from RMDC offers key points on Preparing for Performances, using interpretative and stylistic skills

1.30 – 2.00pm
  • Creative approaches to helping students prepare for Component 2 relating to professional practises
  • Teaching approaches to access Mark Band 4 in Tasks 1 and 2
  • Demonstration of key skills needed to dance this style effectively with reference to moments within the repertoire where dancers can excel
  • Pinpointing what dancers can do to improve their phrasing like a professional dancer
  • Advantaging the learner: adapting and exploring ways to develop confident technical and expressive skills with learners
  • Questions and discussion

Practical Session Using ‘Silent Lines’ and ‘Vortex’ Professional Dancers advice

2.00 – 3.00pm
  • Practical warmups by RMDC professional dancer to reference ‘professional working practices’
  • The rehearsal process – effectively applying technical and performance skills, demonstrating a confident and disciplined approach in readiness to the performance
  • The Performance – effectively expressing stylistic qualities of the pieces during the performance
  • Practical exploration: learn 4 key phrases from the repertoire, the selection has been carefully considered to include floorwork, travelling, duet moments and will help learners to access a range of dynamics, musicality, as well as technical, stylistic, interpretative, and expressive skills.
  • Advantaging the learner: adapting and exploring ways to develop confident technical and expressive skills with learners


Afternoon Tea & Discussion

3.00 – 3.05pm

In-Depth Review of Development and Application of Performance: RMDC dancer & Justine Reeve

3.05 – 3.45pm
  • In depth review of the application of skills and techniques in performance – what are the moderators looking for
  • Actions and targets to improve which are relevant, considered
  • Examples of work on video





London (Studio Based) | Friday 29 September 2023

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This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Justine Reeve has taught Dance for over 24 years across all age ranges and as teacher and Head of Department. She is an experienced standards verifier for BTEC Level 2 and 3 and also has experience as an A Level Dance examiner/moderator. Justine has also been involved in the writing of many specification units for BTEC Level 2 and 3 as well as educational resources for several dance companies and for Pearson Education. Justine is well known to dance practitioners as the creator of ‘The Dance Teachers agony aunt’ facebook group providing online support for more than 1500 dance teachers in the UK. The Russell Maliphant Dance Company, established in 1996, is one of the leading contemporary dance companies in the UK. They have received two Olivier awards, three South Bank Show awards and three Critics’ Circle National Dance awards for best modern choreography and one for best independent company, amongst many other national and international awards and nominations.


  • Heads of Dance
  • Teachers of BTEC Dance
  • Heads of Performing Arts
  • Teachers of PE teaching BTEC Dance


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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