The training of teachers has been an important feature of the work of the RSCDS since its inception in 1923. The value of such training is recognised throughout the world and the ability of RSCDS teachers to pass on their skills to others is one of the main factors in ensuring the future of not only the Society, but of Scottish Country Dancing itself. All successful candidates receive a New Teacher's Pack providing advice and information for those just starting out.
The regulations and conditions of entry for the RSCDS Teaching Certificate Part 1 and Part 2 are described in detail in the Syllabus. This information sheet is intended as a guide to the administration of the examinations.
Answers to specific queries may be obtained at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephoning direct at +44 (0)131 225 3854.
Download the Examination Fees document for details of fees and concessionary rates for all Units of the RSCDS Teaching Certificate.
Please note the following general regulations:
- Candidates for all examinations must have current membership of the RSCDS
- Membership of an affiliated group does not constitute membership of the RSCDS
- Examination courses are offered annually at RSCDS Summer School in St Andrews. Courses also run at other Summer Schools and periodically by Branches according to local need. For more information on courses, contact email@example.com
Below are some useful resources for RSCDS Teaching Certification:
General Information for all Units
On this page you will find General Information for all Units.
Preparation for Unit 1 may be undertaken by self-study, although it is strongly advised that at least part is undertaken by supervised instruction.
Unit 2 & 3
It is necessary to attend courses of tuition for Units 2 and 3. A regular schedule of courses and examinations is offered annually at the RSCDS Summer School.
Unit 4 & 5
Although Unit 4 (the Record of Teaching Practice) is assessed at least six months in advance of taking the examination for Unit 5, it is integral...
Forms & Supporting Information
This page contains a number Forms and Supporting Information for Units 1 to 5.