Deliver the new BTEC Dance Tech awards in Performing Arts with confidence; explore practical ideas for course delivery, student engagement, application of criteria and example assignment briefs and student work.


  • Develop a clear insight into all three components of the BTEC Performing Arts Tech Award
  • Know what is expected of a learner for the external assessment
  • 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
DATES & LOCATION London | Friday 15 October 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 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

10.00 – 11.15am: Getting to know the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts

  • The new structure: how Dance fits in
  • Similarities to BTEC Next generation and what do we recognise?
  • What has changed and how will this affect our planning?
  • Planning for assessment opportunities
  • Grade calculations

11.15 – 11.30am: Discussion: coffee break

11.30 – 12.30pm: Component 1 Exploring

  • Exploring the Unit Content and understanding how the ‘funnelling’ grading criteria works in practice with both Level 1 and Level 2 for this component
  • Sharing ideas for unit content and what can be explored, ideas for existing repertoire
  • Looking at examples assignment briefs and student work

12.30 – 1.15pm: Lunch and informal discussion

1.15 – 2.15pm: Component 2 Developing

  • Exploring the Unit Content and understanding how the ‘funnelling’ grading criteria works in practice with component 2
  • Providing feedback to learners
  • Looking at student work together and grading
  • Assessment and verification procedures

2.15 – 2.30pm: Discussion: afternoon tea

2.30 – 3.15pm: Component 3 Performing

  • Exploring the Unit Content and gaining an understanding of what is being asked of the learner
  • Approaches to the external brief, effective planning and rehearsal
  • Overview of how external assessments contribute to overall achievement

3.15 – 3.45pm: Managing your BTEC

  • Assessment planning in your centre
  • Resources available
  • Networking
  • Idea share for time management

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.