Performing Arts BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3 at Alder Grange Community and Technology School
The extended certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about the performing arts sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in Performing Arts. It is designed to be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.
- Investigating Practitioners’ work (externally assessed)
- Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
- Group Performance Workshop (externally assessed)
- Plus one other unit from a range of Performing Arts genres
In addition to the performing arts sector-specific content, this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop all-round performance skills and transferable skills such as self-confidence, self-presentation, personal discipline, time management and organisational skills which are highly regarded by higher education and employers.
Other skills essential for further study include research, independent learning, extended writing, sourcing, evaluating information and drawing conclusions which are covered in the Investigating Practitioners’ Work unit.
The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for degree courses when taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications. Depending on the other qualifications learners have taken, they can progress to a degree programme from a wide range of programmes in the performing arts sector.
Progression can be to an honours degree or to a BTEC Higher National, Foundation Degree, or a Higher Apprenticeship. The qualification will particularly support entry to degrees where knowledge of the sector is relevant. Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific higher education providers
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alder Grange Community and Technology School directly.