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Performing Arts - Circus Arts - BTEC Diploma Level 3 at Hackney Community College

Course description

This one year, full time course will give you an insight into circus and the wider performing arts sector. 
It is run at both Hackney Community College’s Shoreditch Campus and the National Centre for Circus Arts (just a short walk away) with 75% of the programme hosted at Hackney Community College.

Entrance is by application and audition. Applications are made through the National Cantre for Circus Arts, so please see their website: https://www.nationalcircus.org.uk/education-and-learning/further-higher-education/btec-in-performing-arts-circus-arts

If you are having problems accessing the site through this link, please contact us at info@hackney.ac.uk or 020 7613 9123.

The course runs Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm with students spending 3.5 days per week at the Hackney campus and 1.5 days at the National Centre for Circus Arts. The National circus is responsible for running 6 circus modules over the yearlong course, this equates to 6.5 hours of circus per week. The remainder of the time (approx. 25 hours) is spent at Hackney Community College who is responsible for all other performing arts modules.

Course content

The course runs Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm with students spending 3.5 days per week at the Hackney campus and 1.5 days at the National Centre for Circus Arts. The National circus is responsible for running 6 circus modules over the yearlong course, this equates to 6.5 hours of circus per week. The remainder of the time (approx. 25 hours) is spent at Hackney Community College who is responsible for all other performing arts modules.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades A-C, or Level 2 BTEC Diploma (merit); plus an audition, interview and college assessment. We are only able to accept applicants from the UK and other EU/EAA countires.

Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Further information

Before you start your lessons at college, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the college’s Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, personal / emotional concerns and other issues.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hackney Community College directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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