We are delighted to introduce this course, new for autumn 2020 for teachers of the RSL Level 2 Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Certificate with a dance approach. Deliver the RSL CaPA 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. The morning will practically explore the brief for the 2021 assessment with exciting and creative ideas that will enthuse students.


  • Develop a clear insight into how the RSL learners are assessed for the external unit 201 live Performance
  • Develop creative teaching for learners and take away a tool kit of innovative ideas
  • 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

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.

COURSE DATE Online | Friday 21 May 2021
  • 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 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
Getting to Know the External Unit 201

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

11.15am – 11.30am  Discussion: Coffee break

10.15 – 10.30am
Preparing for performance with Task 1 and 2 of Unit 201

  • Looking at the research needed in the 10 hours 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 Task 1 and 3 of Unit 201

  • What is a rehearsal schedule and how to encourage learners to document their progress
  • Grading learner work together (written work and pieces on DVD)
  • How to aid, encourage and push learners to achieve
  • How this unit can relates to your chosen 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? How this can work in the learners favour.
  • Resources available to aid creative 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.