Teaching Certificate

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 examhelp@rscds.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 examhelp@rscds.org

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