Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance – CertHE

Subject to validation November 2018.

The Certificate of Higher Education in Contemporary Dance is a course specifically designed for preparing dance artists to undertake further in-depth professional training.  Previously known as the Foundation/Access to HE course, this programme provides an insight into the three year full-time degree and has an excellent record for helping students to access conservatoires and Higher Education.  Students are enriched by a range of technical, creative and performance experiences in a variety of contexts, all of which support them at the start of their journey towards a career in dance.  98% of students who completed this equivalent programme in 2017 progressed to further dance training either at NSCD, another conservatoire or other university.

Through the programme students embrace a range of industry relevant modes of working, such as Ballet and Contemporary techniques, Improvisation, Choreography, Contextual studies, Performance and Dance repertoire, in order to give them a thorough grounding in traditional theatre practice.

To find out more about this course, visit the school website.



Awarding body

University of Kent – subject to validation

School contact details

Northern School of Contemporary Dance
98 Chapeltown Road
Leeds, LS7 4BH

Tel +44 (0)113 219 3000





All applications are direct to the school. For more information on the application process visit how to apply.