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 not only of the RSCDS but of Scottish Country Dancing itself. All successful candidates receive a new teacher's pack, providing advice and information for those just getting started.
The information given in these pages is intended as a guide to the content and administration of the courses and examinations. The regulations and conditions of entry for the RSCDS Teaching Certificate Parts 1 and 2 are described in detail in the syllabus. The answers to some queries about the courses can be found on the exam FAQ page.
More information on the courses and answers to specific queries may be obtained at any time by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning direct: +44 (0)131 225 3854.
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 schools and periodically by Branches according to local need. The examination fees page gives details of fees and concessionary rates for all units of the RSCDS Teaching Certificate.
Scholarships may be made available to assist candidates.