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BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

Our Subject

This is is a course for anyone with a desire to have a career in acting or the performing arts and can be studied alongside a combination of other qualifications. The course is equivalent to 1 A-Level.

You will benefit from the following:

  • Realistic work-based scenarios and projects.
  • Practical and theory-based workshops.
  • Research topics.
  • Rehearsal and final assessed production.

Entry Requirements – 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including Maths and English.

Our links with HE

Students who successfully complete this course can use the qualification to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to higher education, drama school, HND or other professional development programme.


Course Structure

The full qualification is four units. There are three Mandatory units and two of these will be externally assessed. BTEC assignments are all graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Topics include:

  • Investigating practitioners work
  • Developing skills and techniques for live performance
  • Group performance workshop

There will be a fourth unit option, which will be chosen in support of the students on the course