We are delighted to introduce this course, new for summer 2020 for teachers of the RSL Level 2 CAPA Certificate. Deliver the RSL external Live Performance unit with confidence; explore creative ideas for course delivery, student engagement, understand the assessment criteria, discover assessment materials and examples of learner work.


  • Develop a clear insight into how the RSL learners are assessed for the external unit
  • Know what is expected of a learner for the external controlled assessment and what role you have as the teacher/tutor
  • Explore the unit and help learners to make creative choices that are best suited to their skills
  • Have the confidence to plan your course with imagination
  • Discover how you can deliver the course with insight from the dance specialist course leader
COURSE DATES London | Friday 03 July 2020
London| Friday 11 December 2020

* Please note, this course will be held online on the designated date if it’s not possible to run in venues.
  • Heads of Performing Arts
  • Teachers of Performing Arts
  • Teachers of Dance
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

10.00 – 11:15am
Getting to Know the External Unit

  • Discussion: Exploring the overview of the course, the units, their weighting and where the external units fits into the overall qualification.
  • Practical: Warm – up and practical exploration of past Controlled assessment stimulus
  • How to encourage learners to prepare 2-6 minute pieces for success and what makes it vocational
  • Ideas to take back to the classroom/dance studio to help plan

11.15am – 11.30am  Discussion: Coffee break

10.15 – 10.30am
Preparing for performance

  • Looking at the research needed prior to release of the controlled assessment
  • Encouraging learners to create movement material for a target audience
  • How to capture information e.g. risk assessments in practical sessions for the three written tasks
  • How to prepare learners to perform their group pieces

12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Exploring The External Controlled Assessment Unit 201E: Live Performance

  • Grading learner work together (written work and pieces on DVD)
  • How to aid, encourage and push learners to achieve
  • How this units can relates to the internal unit
  • Looking at how to help learners generate their written responses
  • Top tips for the unit and the timetabling of the written tasks
  • Creative ways forward for students and further lesson plans
  • Expected delivery and timings of the assessment window

2.30pm – 2.45pm
Discussion: coffee break

2.45pm– 3.30pm
Managing your RSL Course

  • Sharing approaches and innovative for ways to underpin knowledge prior to release of the controlled external assessment brief
  • What is a re submission?
  • Resources available to aid delivery
  • Networking and beyond
  • Idea share for time management
  • Dealing with administration concerns

3.30 – 3.45pm
Review and Discussion

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.