We are delighted to introduce this new practical course will enable you to deliver innovative dance to engage, motivate and challenge BTEC Dance learners with both practical and planning ideas to help enhance attainment and achievement with external Component 3. The morning will practically explore the Set Task for the 2022 assessment with exciting and creative ideas that will enthuse students. There will be a chance to plan, grade work and understand administrative duties in the afternoon.

This course is for all Dance and PE teachers delivering this qualification.

The morning is practical so please bring relevant dance kit and be prepared to move.


  • Learn how to approach practically the Set Task: Performing to a brief for 2022
  • Develop creative teaching for learners and take away a tool kit of innovative ideas
  • Find out how to effectively deliver Component 3 written tasks
  • Have the confidence to plan your course with imagination
  • Gain understanding of the expectations of learners and how to help aid their success
  • Discover how you can deliver the course with insight from the dance specialist course leader
COURSE DATE Central London – Dance Studio | Friday 10 June 2022

Central London – Dance Studio | Friday 18 November 2022

  • This course is for Dance and PE teachers delivering the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts with a Dance focus
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • 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


10.00 – 11.15am: Practical teaching approaches (Please bring suitable clothes)

  • Discussion: Exploring the overview of the course, the units, their weighting and where the external component fits into the overall qualification.
  • Warm-up and practical exploration of the stimulus and details of the brief
  • How to encourage learners to prepare 7-15 minute pieces for success and what makes it vocational
  • Ideas to take back to the classroom or dance studio to enhance student abilities and creativity

11.15 – 11.30am: Discussion: coffee break

11.30 – 12.30pm: Preparing for Performance

  • Looking at the Set Task and creating movement material and tasks
  • How to capture information in practical sessions for the three written parts
  • Encouraging learners to create movement material for a target audience
  • Preparing learners to perform their group pieces: methods and strategies that work

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm: Ideas and strategies for successful planning and delivery for Task 1,2 and 4

  • How to help learners generate their written responses for Tasks 1, 2 and 4
  • Top tips for the component and the timetabling of the written tasks
  • Creative ways forward for students and further lesson plans / teaching ideas
  • Expected delivery and timings of the assessment window

2.30 – 2.45pm: Discussion: afternoon tea

2.45 – 3.30pm: Grading workshop

  • Sharing approaches and innovative for ways to underpin knowledge prior to release of the external assessment brief
  • Grading learners’ work together (written work and pieces on DVD)
  • How to aid, encourage and push learners to achieve
  • How this unit relates to Component 1 and 2 and other administration processes

3.30pm: Final questions and depart

Justine Reeve

Justine has taught for over 24 years teaching across all age ranges as teacher, Head of Department, Director, choreographer and consultant (The BRIT School, BHASVIC, South Downs College). She has been a standards verifier for Edexcel’s/ Pearson’s BTEC Level 2 and 3 and was an A Level Dance examiner/moderator. She has written published dance resources for South East Dance, Pavilion Dance South West and Pearson Education and her book ‘Dance Improvisations’ is published by Human Kinetics. She has been involved in the writing of many syllabi for vocational qualifications as well as educational resources for Dance companies. In 2015 she was the Developer/Writer for London Curriculum Dance Module for Sadler’s Wells. She has been devising and delivering continued professional development courses for Keynote Educational since 2005 and was an animateur with Rambert Dance Company for ten years. Justine is well known to dance practitioners as the creator of ‘The Dance Teachers agony aunt’ facebook group providing online support for more than 1600 dance teachers in the UK. She is presently an external expert for OFQUAL.