IDTA Level 3 Diploma for Dance Teaching Assistants
Please watch and listen to the PowerPoint presentation which introduces the new IDTA Level 3 Diploma Dance Teaching Assistant.
Please read the Candidate Handbook which provides helpful information about the qualification including information about the registration and examination process, guidance on completing the workbook and observation logs and what to expect in the examination.
The objective of the Level 3 Diploma in Dance Teaching Assistant is for learners to develop knowledge and understanding of syllabus requirements, safe dance practice and dance teaching so that they may assist in dance classes, usually helping to teach groups of students for a specified period under the supervision of a qualified dance teacher. The qualification does not confirm status as a dance teacher.
The new Level 3 Diploma in Dance Teaching Assistant will be available for examination from 1st January 2020.
The new qualification will replace the Pre-Associate Part 1 and 2 examinations for Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz and Theatre Craft for learners in the UK. It is optional for learners outside the UK. Please note the IDTA Pre-Associate Part 1 & 2 examinations have been revised and a new syllabus will be available for learners outside the UK for examination from 1st January 2020.
For learners studying Ballroom, Latin, Classical Sequence and Freestyle in the UK and outside the UK they have the option to take the current Pre-Associate examination of the Level 3 Diploma.
Detailed information can be found in the candidate handbook.
The word document templates for the workbook and teaching observation logs can be downloaded. Please see the candidate handbook and example documents for more information.
Examination fees for the new Level 3 Diploma can be found on the current fees list (1st September 2019) and can be obtained from Head Office or downloaded from the secure Members’ Area of the website.
If you have any questions please email Liz Murphy or Rachael Meech at IDTA Head Office via our Contact Form and state in the subject line “Level 3 Diploma”.
Right click and choose ‘Save Link As’ to download the below resources or left click to view them online.
Please watch and listen to the presentation. Don’t forget to turn up your sound as there is a voice over for the presentation.
Download: Level 3 Diploma Introduction Presentation
Download: FAQs IDTA Level 3 Diploma for Dance Teaching Assistants
Exemplar workbook and observation logs
Download: Exemplar Workbook and observation logs
The workbook is structured into three Sections. You will need to provide information in each section and answer the questions. Do not exceed the number of pages (4 in total), for the workbook. The workbook may be typed or handwritten. Please print the workbook on white A4 paper, double sided if possible or single sided and staple. The teaching observation logs should be limited to one side of A4 (or two if required). The logs should be printed on A4 white paper, as above and attached to the workbook. Please keep a copy of your workbook and observation logs.
Download: Safe dance practice workbook
Teaching observation log template
The teaching observation logs should be limited to one side of A4 (or two if required). The logs may be handwritten or printed and must be signed by your teacher. The logs should be printed on A4 white paper, double sided if possible or single sided and attached to the workbook. Please keep a copy of your workbook and observation logs.
Download: Teaching observation form
Application form for IDTA Level 3 Diploma for Dance Teaching Assistants
Download: Level 3 Diploma application form