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Btec Performing Arts and Dance at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club (SWFC)

Course description

This course is equivalent to three A Levels. It is assessed by performance and coursework. The course is split into 18 modules. The modules all relate to dance and performing arts, but some aspects may be new to you. You will study wider areas of the dance sector such as performing arts business, historical context, the healthy performer and dance in the community. The core course focuses on the development of technical and performance skills across a range of dance styles. You will study and create your own choreography and work towards rehearsing and performing in productions. Students rehearse and perform in, crew, and organise these productions.

Course content

The course is split into 18 modules. The modules all relate to dance and performing arts, but some aspects may be new to you. You will study wider areas of the dance sector such as performing arts business, historical context, the healthy performer and dance in the community

Students benefit from being involved with a wide range of performance opportunities, theatre trips, working with professional companies and having visits from industry dancers, agencies and guest speakers. In addition to the many performances the students are involved in, there is ample opportunity to perform at outside venues and take part in workshops and dance intensives. We invite professional guests (dance companies and industry dancers) to work alongside with us on a regular basis

Included in all programmes:

- One to one mentorship

- Open to both girls and boys

- highly qualified coaches

- state of the art facilities

We have a brand new, state of the art, education facility based at Hillsborough, complete with computer suites and a communal area for learners. The Performing Arts Dance programme will be managed by Sheffield Wednesday FC and INK Dance with top quality edcuation teachers, coaches and facilities. 

 

Entry requirements

For the Diploma - 4 GCSEs at A*-C grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language. For the Extended Diploma 4/5 GCSEs at A*-C grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.

Assessment

The BTEC course is continually assessed, there are no formal exams. Assessment methods include written assignments, presentations, observations of practical tasks, group or individual projects and practical tasks

Financial information

There will be a studio fee of £30 per term (£90 per year) to cover the cost of essentials such as costumes .You may be entitled to help with this from the college’s Learner Support Fund.

Future opportunities

Students benefit from being involved with a wide range of performance opportunities, theatre trips, working with professional companies and having visits from industry dancers, agencies and guest speakers. In addition to the many performances the students are involved in, there is ample opportunity to perform at outside venues and take part in workshops and dance intensives. We invite professional guests (dance companies and industry dancers) to work alongside with us on a regular basis.

Students have the opportunity to audition with the UK’s best dance colleges to further their dance education. We invite agencies and dance colleges to scout students during an end of year show. We also expect that many will use this course as a direct step into creative industries employment. The pathways our students can expect to follow are; but not limited to;

  • Studying a dance degree at either a university or a vocational dance school (Urdang, LIPA, Phil Winstons, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, etc)
  • Developing further into a professional dance career as a commercial dancer; working on television, music videos, cruise ships, and in touring musical and dance productions
  • Working on abroad contracts such for companies like Disneyland, TUI and entertainment companies
  • Training and working in the dance/fitness industry
  • Dance development worker or community dance artist/teacher

 

Further information

One to one presentations are available on request. Please email edcuation@swfc.co.uk to book a one to one place.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 January 2017
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    • The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme and Sheffield Hallam University are pleased to announce a unique partnership aiming to take both institutions to new heights.

      The association will fundamentally develop the BTEC Level 3 module undertaken by SWFC Community Programme students to aid the crucial transition into university.

      In addition, Sheffield Hallam University will install experienced guest lecturers into the Owls’ Community Programme, with students receiving a head start on the education pathway.

      SWFC and Sheffield Hallam University already enjoy a rich affiliation in terms of student investment through departmental internships and external relations that will continue to grow.

      “The transitional support of students from BTEC level into university is key and students can only benefit from the expert tuition Sheffield Hallam University will provide.

      “We look forward to extending and developing this relationship in the long term.”

      Rob Wilson, External Relations Lead at Sheffield Hallam University, added:  “Our partnership with Sheffield Wednesday continues to go from strength to strength and underlines the commitment of the University to collaborate with major players in sport to provide exceptional learning experiences for our students.

      “We are delighted we are able to work in partnership with SWFC to support the development of their BTEC programme in this way and support the transition for players into Higher Education at Sheffield Hallam University, creating a genuine pathway to develop their skills and experience with one of the largest providers of sport related education in the UK.”

      Read more at http://www.swfc.co.uk/news/article/university-challenge-1571911.aspx#D1sRXRQsZ7sIzxFy.99

      The club’s Education Programme, which is based at the ground, is taking applications for its BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 extended diploma in Sport course and is holding an open day for prospective students on 13 January 2015 at 6:00pm at the ground.
       
      The course allows students to study towards the qualification whilst regularly playing and coaching Futsal to develop technical, tactical and physical ability. The students also play in a professional club in the Futsal League.

      In association with the Football League Trust, the programme allows young people aged 16-18 to study at the football club’s education facilities and various sports venues across Sheffield.

      The education programme is delivered in association with Sheffield Wednesday and their Community Programme and last year announced record breaking exam results since the course started – something the programme is hoping to replicate with this year’s student intake.
       
      To qualify for Level 3 entry, students require four A-C GCSEs (subject to confirmation), including English and Maths or a BTEC Level 2. Those who narrowly miss out on those grades will be considered for Level 1 or Level 2 course.
       
      The two-year programme is delivered at the learning centre at Hillsborough and has been in place for two years. The course has seen 90 per cent of young people progress on to higher education or course-related jobs. 

      Read more at http://www.swfc.co.uk/news/article/young-people-to-apply-for-owls-