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Performance Skills (Level 1) NCFE Certificate at City of Westminster College

Course description

This qualification aims to:

·       Develop learners’ skills in performance with a view to progression to further qualifications

·       Help learners to acquire and develop fundamental practical skills, and focuses on learners performance ability by developing their critical awareness

·       Focus on practical skills and provides an opportunity to develop skills relating to the performance industry

Entry requirements

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

·       Confidence and willingness to perform in front of others

·       Excellent attendance and time-keeping 

·       Ability to listen to the ideas of others

·       Willingness to contribute ideas 

·       Creativity and imagination (nothing is impossible in theatre)

·       The ability to have FUN!


To be a successful applicant to our programmes in Performing Arts and Music you should have the following qualifications: ​

·       You will have an initial assessment of your literacy skills and will need to achieve a score of Entry Level 3 in order to gain access to the course. ​

·       Be aged between 16-18 ​

·       Have some achievement at GCSE grades E-G ​

·       Motivated in following a performing arts/music programme

·       Demonstrate a commitment to working towards goals with your tutor ​​


All courses are subject to a successful and positive reference from a previous tutor or employer. ​


You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments and presentations. Practical assessment will include some public performances but also closed in-class presentation and workshop assessment. ​

Future opportunities

This is an ideal springboard for students who would like to progress to our full time Level 2 Performing Arts or Music Programmes and work towards a career and further education in Performing Arts or Music.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 February 2016
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