Glossary

Awarding Organisation - an organisation which offers accredited qualifications.  Click here for a list of the Awarding Organisations included in The Dance Register teacher profile area.

Code of Professional Conduct - The Code of Professional Conduct is the code of practice set out by DTAP, which establishes the benchmarks of best practice for a dance teacher or leader, and which any member of The Dance Register must both sign up and adhere to.  Areas covered by the Code of Professional Conduct include: professional competence; professional responsibility; maintaining safe work practice; working with people; and confidentiality.

Criminal Records Bureau Check - click here for more information about CRB Checks (now Disclosure & Barring Service Checks)

CPD - Continuing Professional Development

Dance Awarding Organisation - dance Awarding Organisations offer qualifications across dance styles, teaching practice, and wider dance practice. They are usually recognised by regulatory bodies such as Ofqual, and are also likely to be validated by the Council for Dance Education & Training (CDET). Click here for a list of the main dance Awarding Organisations.

Dance style - a dance style is a type of dance or dance genre. Teachers listed on The Dance Register teach a range of dance styles, from Acrobatic to African dance, Commercial to creative dance, Hip hop to Urban dance styles and many, many more! Click here for a list of all of the dance styles you can currently choose from.

Dance Teacher - whenever The Dance Register refers to a dance teacher, please take this to mean a dance teacher, leader or artist

Direct Entry - if a dance teacher does not wish to join a Gateway Organisation in order to become part of The Dance Register, they can join direct using our online application form or contacting CDET, who manage Direct Entry on DTAP's behalf. 

Disclosure & Barring Service - On 1 December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The primary role of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is to help employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups including children. The DBS now carries out the criminal records checking and barring functions previously carried out by the Criminal Records Bureau and Indpendent Safeguarding Authority. For more information click here.

DTAP - The Dance Training & Accreditation Partnership

Gateway Organisation - Gateway Organsations are existing dance industry membership organisations that work with DTAP to manage entry for their members onto The Dance Register.  Current Gateway Organisations are the Council for Dance Education & Training (CDET), Dance UK, Exercise, Movement & Dance Partnership (EMDP) and the Foundation for Community Dance (FCD). Visit our FAQs for more information.

Minimum Entry Requirements - the Minimum Entry Requirements are the criteria a dance professional must meet in order to be accepted onto The Dance Register. You can find the list of Minimum Entry Requirements here.

National Occupational Standards National Occupational Standards (NOS) set out measurable performance outcomes to which an individual is expected to work in a given occupation. NOS set out the skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform competently in the workplace. As part of its work, DTAP (led by the Foundation for Community Dance) has developed the NOS in Dance Leadership. The NOS in Dance Leadership establish the skills and competencies expected of a dance leader in the UK.  They were developed in consultation with Creative & Cultural Skills and the wider dance industry. Download the NOS in Dance Leadership here.

Ofqual - the regulatory body responsible for maintaining standards and confidence in qualifications in England.  Click here for more information.

Professional Indemnity Insurance - Professional indemnity insurance can help protect the policy holder if claims are brought against them that relate to alleged professional negligence (eg. giving incorrect advice or making a mistake at work). Policies generally cover the policy holder for compensation they may need to pay to correct a mistake or against any legal costs due to negligence.

Public Liability Insurance - Public liability insurance provides cover in the event that a member of the public is accidentally injured and the policy holder's business is found to be liable. The cover will also protect the policy holder if they damage a member of the public’s property. Claims for trips, slips and falls are among the most common type of public liability claims.

Setting - specific environment in which a dance activity takes place eg. a secondary school, a private dance school, a leisure/fitness/sports club, professional dance training.

Statutory education - statutory education refers to education institutions which are set up, controlled and funded by the government