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Performing Arts BTEC Level 1 Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

This level 1 course is suitable for school leavers and is a great way to start your career. It enables you to develop the skills and confidence to progress in college and into work. You will develop a wide range of skills in your chosen subject area as well as gaining qualifications in English, Maths and ICT.

The course offers you the opportunity to study a range of performance skills. If you are undecided which path to choose, then this course can open up the area of Performing Arts for you and help your progress through the other levels of training offered within Performing Arts. You will be assessed for your English and maths and work at the level that’s right for you.

Course content

Subjects you will study include:

  • Acting
  • Technical Support for Performance
  • Dance
  • Developing Performance Skills
  • Working in the Performing Arts
  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT

Personal Social Development

You will have a personal tutor and a weekly tutorial

Entry requirements

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in Performing Arts but you will need to show that you have an interest in the area. You will need to be at Entry 3 or above in English/ESOL and maths (GCSE grades F and G).

Future opportunities

You could progress onto Level 2 courses like:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts
  • Level 2 Diploma in Dance

Further information

You will gain:

  • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Performing Arts.
  • C&G Literacy
  • C&G Numeracy
  • Personal Social Development

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

Key information


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    • The Arts Centre is located in Liverpool's Hope Street Quarter. This striking Georgian district stretches from the Anglican Cathedral to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and includes a wealth of cultural venues including the Philharmonic Hall, both Unity and Everyman Theatres and some of the best hotels and restaurants the City has to offer. The Arts Centre is centrally located and is within a five-ten minute walk of Liverpool's bus and train stations.

      This campus has established itself as the leading arts teaching and learning institution on Merseyside, providing students with first class creative and digital facilities including specialist arts, drawing, painting and sculpting studios and technical facilities, state of the art design workshops, industry standard recording studios, premier dance and drama facilities, first-class photography work rooms and modern fashion and multimedia studios.

      The City of Liverpool College is a founder college of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and a lead provider of Fashion courses in the region.