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Leadership Skills Foundation Dance Leadership (SCQF Level 4 & 5)

Why this award?

Young people undertaking a qualification in Dance Leadership will learn and demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication and organisation whilst learning to lead basic dance activities to younger people, their peers, older generations and within the community.

The sessions use dance as a tool to educate young people on how they can deliver fun and engaging dance activity with other students and within the community. Students will plan, lead and evaluate dance activity sessions over a number of tutored hours and then demonstrate their leadership skills as part of their assessment.

This provides a great opportunity to provide a skill development whilst having a positive impact on physical activity levels in your community.

Any style of dance can be used within the delivery of this award adding to the diversity of participation.

Dance Leadership is offered at SCQF Level 4 & 5, providing learners have a structured leadership progression pathway.

Who is it for?

The Dance Leadership qualifications are aimed at anyone wishing to develop their leadership skills, using dance as the method of engagement and delivery. They can be delivered in a variety of settings, youth work, schools, dance schools, community groups or could accompany the delivery of some of the other awards offered by Awards Network members e.g. Arts Award.

There are no entry requirements, upper age limits or restrictions on who can complete a Dance Leadership Qualification (please see table below for minimum age requirements) young people do not need to have a background in dance to participate.

What time commitment is required?

The length of time taken to deliver any of the Qualifications is dependent on the level of course chosen. You can deliver any of the qualifications in a variety of ways to suit your programme: over several days, part of a specific programme or weekly sessions.

Learners must also complete a number of voluntary hours to demonstrate their learning within their school or community.

Details of the number of tutored hours is in the table below.

Is the award externally accredited?

As an Awarding Organisation, SLQ Sports Leaders have all of our Dance Leadership Qualifications credit rated on the SCQF.

 SCQF Level 4   SCQF Level 5   
Minimum age at course start1213
Tutored time28 hours30 hours
Demonstration of leadership (volunteering hours)1 hour5 hours*
SCQF Credits5 credits7 credits
Insight tariff points513

* Adapted assessment for courses starting between 1 Aug 2021 and 31 Jul 2022 to ensure the qualification is accessible for learners during the Covid-19 crisis

Fees applying:

SCQF Level 4 Qualification in Dance Leadership = £23.00 per learner

SCQF Level 5 Qualification in Dance Leadership = £33.00 per learner

For those new to delivering Dance Leadership qualifications we have a special introductory offer available. Please contact us on the details below to find out more.

Provider: Leadership Skills Foundation

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 12 - 26+

Time to Complete: 27 Hours


  • Volunteering
  • Arts
  • Youth Work
  • Making friends
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • On my own
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience
  • SCQF Credit rated
  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate
  • Qualifications Authority Accredited

Meeting Frequency: One-off day, One week long, Weekly, Monthly, Ad Hoc