The new Level 4 Diploma has been available since September 2017.
It is designed for those NATD members holding an Associate in any of the genres listed on the specification, to develop their professional teaching skills, methods and understanding at a universally recognised level.
The Associate qualification is genre specific and an internal qualification within NATD with recognition throughout the dance sector, whereas the Level 4 has comparability alongside qualifications in many professions in the public sphere.
At level 4 in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), it is broadly equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree programme.
I would definitely recommend this Diploma to anyone who wanted to go into teaching or even those who just want to gain a bit more knowledge and experience, having a year to complete the diploma also makes it very time manageable.
I strongly recommend the Level 4 Diploma to any dance teacher. I believe it is a great way of personally developing as a teacher at any stage of your career. I feel grateful to the NATD for giving me the opportunity to complete this qualification and also enabling teachers, like myself, to continue with their own education and professional development. I couldn't be prouder to be a part of such an amazing association.