This new course is designed for all teachers looking to start teaching the BTEC Level 3 Certificate and Extended Certificate through Dance. It will highlight the key aspects of the qualification, give a clear insight into the grading and assessment qualification and provide effective and successful teaching strategies and approaches for maximum learner attainment. You will be given all of the documentation, templates, resources and assessment materials you need together with advice on how to pick and deliver the best units for your learners with insight into the external assessments.


  • Develop a clear insight into how the Btec at Level 3 are graded and assessed
  • Know what is expected of a learner for an external assessments
  • Explore the qualification and Unit choices that is best suited to your centre, learners and their progression routes
  • Uncover how the specification works in practice
  • Have the confidence to plan your course
  • Discover how you can deliver the course with a dance specialist
DATE & LOCATION Online | Friday 25 June 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


10.00am – 11.15am
Getting to know the BTEC Performing Arts specification

  • The structure and where Dance stands within it
  • An overview of the course, units and weighting – using this to enhance your teaching
  • Planning for assessments opportunities
  • Grade calculations: what you need to know

11.15am – 11.30am 
Coffee break and informal discussion

11.30 am – 12.30pm
The External Assessment units

  • Overview of how external assessments contribute to overall achievement
  • Exploring the Unit Content for Units 1 and 3 with a Dance focus
  • Looking at learner work against the assessment criteria – what are the examiners looking for and teaching those skills

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Teaching The Internal Assessment units

  • Overview of choices available
  • Exploring the Unit Content and understanding how the ‘funnelling’ grading criteria works in practise
  • Idea share for Unit 2 ‘Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance’
  • Providing feedback to learners
  • Assessment and verification procedures

2.30pm – 2.45pm
Afternoon tea and informal discussion

2.45pm– 3.30pm
Managing the BTEC

  • Assessment planning in your centre
  • Resources available – and making the best use of them to boost student performance
  • Networking
  • Developing and sharing ideas for time management

3.30pm – 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.