Dance Teacher Training at Central London Dance

Dance Teaching Qualifications at All Levels

Coaching for teaching qualifications at all levels is available. Either ISTD or IDTA syllabus may be studied. As an ISTD Examiner I am of course not allowed to examine my own pupils but many years of examining in the UK and overseas have allowed me to fully understand the best approach to the study of your professional qualifications.

Obviously embarking on a course of study such as this is a big step. Just phone or email and we can have a chat as to the best approach for you. (0786 605 0993, )

Teaching examinations are offered at 4 levels: Student Teacher, Associate, Licentiate and Fellow.


Candidates must be 21 years of age or over with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience.

This is a more in depth exam aimed at the experienced teacher. The level of dancing required and the quality of the answers given would reflect this.

A Licentiate qualification is a requirement to obtain an Adjudicator’s licence at full championship level from the British Dance Council.

Student Teacher

Candidates must be 16 years of age or older. The Student Teacher is an optional entry examination. It is not a full qualification but is an ideal way to start your professional examination work. All syllabus work for this level is included in the Associate exam so I think of it as half way towards your full teaching qualification.


Candidates must be 17 years of age or over. This is the first level of teaching qualification and on attaining this level teachers can advertise as AISTD or AIDTA as appropriate. Pupils may then be entered for examination if desired and teachers’ courses and congresses may be attended. The Associate examination is a requirement to obtain an Adjudicator’s licence from the British Dance Council, to enable you to judge competitions.


Candidates must have held a Licentiate qualification for a minimum of 3 years.

This is an advanced teaching examination and will reflect the candidate’s ability and experience in training pupils.

Becoming an Examiner

Although strictly speaking, not an examination. Vernon is one of very few coaches in the country who trains candidates for their Examiners’ technical assessments. If you already hold your Licentiate or Fellowship and are interested in this career path then please contact me.