Access to Higher Education 16+
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice
Option A: Dance
Option B: Musical Theatre
This highly practical 2 year course has been designed primarily for 16-18 year old students who want to prepare themselves for the rigours of vocational training and, further ahead, a career within the performing arts.
Option A: High-quality dance training to give learners professional grounding in all key areas.
Option B: For the triple-threat performer, with a greater focus on Singing and Acting as well as Dance.
Offered in partnership with LEAD Education Performing Arts and funded by SCL.
2 years (Full-time)
September – June
2 Academic Years (3-4 days a week)
Average hours: 18-19 hours per week
BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Dance)
BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Musical Theatre)
BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Dance)
BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Musical Theatre)
All learners will be entitled to the same privileges as any Further Education learner; for example, student bursaries (if eligible), UCAS guidance, pastoral care, education support, FE enrichment programmes and GCSE re-sit opportunities (if required).
Successful audition and qualifications at or equivalent to Level 2. GCSE Maths and English grade 4 or above is preferred however there is opportunity for these two subjects to be re-studied at the college if not achieved.
Core Subject Summary
Musical Theatre Course
Singing (solo and ensemble)
Acting Through Song
Learners will also take part in an industry specific enrichment programme running parallel within their BTEC programme. Features include regular live performances as well as the opportunity to take part in nationwide events such as Can You Dance? and Move it!
Assessment is through practical performances, rehearsals, training sessions, controlled assessments and assignments.
This BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance or Musical Theatre will allow learners to progress onto university and/or apply to specialist performing arts schools including our 1 year Access to Professional Employment top-up course.
How to apply for this course
To apply for our 2 Year BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance or Musical Theatre (Access to Higher Education Course), please complete the online application form.