All key information will be posted here over the coming weeks and months, so please return to this page for updates. Last updated on 15 July 2021.
We will email you with any critical information that requires action from you.
The start date for all new students starting their course at NSCD is Monday 13 September 2021 . This first week will be an Induction Week which will include sessions to introduce you to NSCD and your course (see section below for full details). All students will then return on Monday 20 September when the standard timetable will commence.
On 4 May we were visited by the NHS for a COVID site inspection. This is what they had to say about our facilities:
“The Northern School of Contemporary Dance is maintained to an exceptionally high standard throughout. The school’s facilities team and other staff members have gone above and beyond in their protocols, procedures and risk assessments. This is a well-run school with motivated and friendly staff who are putting the safety of everyone in the school as a priority.
The staff should be highly commended on their efforts here…once a class has finished the floor and the studio is cleaned and disinfected before the next bubble is allowed in. Hand sanitizers, disinfectants and wipes are readily available around the school. The whole school team are making fantastic efforts to keep up to date on the latest protocols and implementing them efficiently across the school.”
Submit your entry requirement conditions as listed in full in your offer letter, and summarised below, using the following online form:
Please submit these as soon as you are able to, although we acknowledge many of you will not receive results until July/August. As soon as we receive your entry requirement conditions we will issue your Unconditional Offer Letter. At this stage we will also provide a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) for those who require a Student Route Visa.
Please email us at email@example.com if you have any further questions.
03 June 2021 – A letter from NSCD Vice Principal, Darren Carr: 2021 Course Delivery Letter to new starters 3rd June 2021
April 2021 – A message from NSCD Vice Principal, Darren Carr:
“I would like to take this opportunity to re-assure you and your families that NSCD is doing everything it possibly can to put the safety of our students at the heart of everything we do.
The UK is making tremendous progress with its vaccine programme. It is the UK government’s aim that by September 2021 the majority of the country will have received at least their first dose, and many of those most at risk will have had a second dose, of one of the Covid vaccines. We are working with public health authorities to follow strict guidelines which have already enabled us to open our buildings to students again from 8 March 2021.
It is our plan for the school to be open as usual in September with students and staff continuing to work together to ensure that all who enter the building are safe and comfortable.”
We will be sending out invitations to join this group from 1 June 2021. The purpose of the group is for you to:
Please note that this Facebook Group will be monitored by NSCD and UNIPOL for relevant and appropriate content. It should be noted that there will be some under 18’s within this group.
Online Presentation and Q&A
You are invited to join the online NSCD and Unipol Student Homes House Hunting Tips Session on Saturday 19 June 2021 @ 12:00 midday BST. This will involve a presentation followed by a Q&A session which you can attend from your own location. Parents/carers are welcome to join you at this session.
Zoom link: the link will be posted on the NSCD Accommodation Facebook Group from when this group goes live from 1 June. If you do not wish to join the Facebook Group then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the link via email.
Viewing and securing your accommodation
We recommend waiting until after the above presentation to view and secure your accommodation so that you have the full information and details of which properties are available. You may choose to make your own arrangements to visit properties in person on a date convenient to you by making appointments to view the properties you are interested in. Or, for many of our overseas students, you may wish to secure your property online.
Tours of NSCD available
If you are visiting Leeds to view properties you are welcome to book a tour of NSCD to coincide with your visit. We plan to offer bookable slots on Thurs 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 June and Thurs 1, Fri 2 & Sat 3 July between 11:00-13:00 (30 mins). Further dates may be added subject to demand. If you wish to book a tour of NSCD please use this link. Parents/carers are welcome to join the tour but please ensure you add the total number of people coming in the booking.
In the meantime please visit our accommodation page here for more information.
Current regulations may change prior to your travel so you are advised to consult information provided in your current country of residence and via this link: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control.
NSCD is considering all of the information around vaccinations and will publish further guidelines to new starters and current students after 19th July, when the UK government make further announcements.
You will need to submit the evidence for the conditions listed in your offer letter in the online form NSCD entry requirement submissions 2021 entry which is available in + What do I need to do next?
As soon as we receive these documents we can issue you a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) that you will need for your Student Visa application.
You may also wish to view:
This handbook is for 2020-21 and the 2021-22 handbook will be posted at the start of your course. We do not anticipate making any major changes to the information currently available.
Please also see Codes of Practice for clothing suggestions on page 6.
2021-22 Term Dates are available under Admissions Related Documents at Student Handbook & Policies
The Induction week for students is designed to provide all the key information you will need to prepare you for being a student at NSCD, we try to prioritise the time you have in the studio and the week will include practical, studio based classes including for example:
All students will also be given an introduction to the following areas:
During the week you will all get to meet staff at NSCD, be introduced to the course and we hope also plenty of time to socialise.
We will be in touch the week before induction with details and instructions on how you can access the school online timetable system so you can check your specific timetable for the week commencing 13th September. Activities on Monday 13th September will commence at 10.30am with an introductory talk from the CEO & Principal, Sharon Watson and then each day after that will run from 11-5pm with Friday 17th September being left as a free day of NSCD activities and classes to give you the chance to rest, explore Leeds and settle in before the official start of the term on Monday 20th September.
Find out about accommodation options in Leeds. NSCD facilitates a House Hunting Day and provides support and useful contacts for you to use when arranging your accommodation.
From administration through to teaching, staff at NSCD are committed to helping students to realise their full potential. Many of our teaching staff are practising artists working in the field
Our Online Open Day is a great opportunity to meet our staff, hear from current students and get a taste of life at NSCD - the only specialist dance conservatoire in the North