Course Info

16 - 19
Performing Arts and Music
  • creative
  • performing arts

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    1 to 2 Years

  • Awarding/validation body:



Course Overview

This course is designed to develop practical exploration and application of specialist skills and techniques, individual and group performance. Learners will develop skills that are essential for further study of performing arts, including research methodology, independent learning, extended writing, sourcing, idea generation, evaluating information and drawing conclusions from it.

Topics include:

  • Acting Styles
  • Group Performance Workshop
  • Improvisation
  • Live Performance to an Audience

Course Highlights

The course provides a broader sector experience and encourages learners to take on individual research, enabling them to be further prepared for higher-level learning.

Teaching and guidance from practising Actors and Directors.

We have well-resourced studios and workshops for all disciplines.

The course includes work experience, enrichment activities and live events and collaborative projects.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Supports progression to Higher Education and Employment.


Assessment of the internal and external units for this course is designed to fit the purpose and objective of the course– giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate skills developed in applied scenarios. All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance. Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified. Grading has been introduced at this level as a result of feedback from users and practitioners of the qualification.

Entry Requirements

Relevant Level 2 qualification or four GCSE at Grade 4-9, one of which should be English or Maths.

You will need 1 audition piece in a chosen genre such as monologue speech, song performance or spoken word. If singing, you will need to bring the backing tracks in for your audition or have YouTube links for the instrumental version of the song. You may also audition your own writing or compositions where possible. You will need to discuss how you have prepared your piece for performance or what you think is important about performing your piece.

How To Apply

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