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BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts at Challenge College

Course description

The BTEC Firsts in Performing Arts have been developed in the arts, media and publishing sector to focus on:

* education and training for performing arts employees

* providing opportunities for performing arts employees to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualification

* providing opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the performing arts sector or to progress to further and higher education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National in Performing Arts

* providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

A - Core Units - Dance

  • Performing dance

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  • Performing Arts Production process
  • The performing arts business
  • Understanding Dance
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Make Up for Stage performers

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Entry requirements

No entry requirements


The qualification is assessed through internally set assignments and externally verified through National Standard Sampling. In addition centres go through an ongoing Centre Risk Assessment process to ensure the quality of provision and internal verification systems and practices.

Future opportunities

The EDEXCEL Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Performing Arts permits the achievement of learner to progress:

* to NVQ Level 2 or 3 in a related sector
* to a Level 2 or 3 Diploma (Creative and media)
* to a specialist qualification (such as the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Performing Arts)
* to the workplace in a suitable role under supervision.
Potential job opportunities
Stage Manager
Theatre Director

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years