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BTEC Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (Acting) Level 2 at Richmond Adult Community College

Course description

The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (Acting) is a 30-credit and 180-guided learning-hour qualification (GLH) that consists of one mandatory unit plus two or more optional units that provide for a combined total of 30 credits. The 30-credit BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate In Performing Arts (Acting) extends the specialist work-related focus from the BTEC Level 2 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required for the Performing Arts and Acting industry. The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate offers flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to two GCSEs.

Course content

The Mandatory Unit is in Acting techniques and Styles and the Optional two or three other units that could be covered are from the following choices: Working in the Performing Arts Industry; Professional Development in the Performing Arts Industry; Performing Arts Production Process; The Development of Drama; Devising Plays; Performing Scripted Plays; Musical Theatre Performance; Developing Physical Theatre Performance. The optional choices for the course will be decided on prior to the course and the information given to students before the start of term.

Entry requirements

Level 1 Literacy and numeracy. Screening tests/ interview/audition.

Assessment

In BTEC Firsts all units are internally assessed. All assessment for BTEC First qualifications is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction: To achieve a ‘pass’ a learner must have satisfied all the pass criteria. To achieve a ‘merit’ a learner must additionally have satisfied all the merit criteria. To achieve a ‘distinction’ a learner must additionally have satisfied all the distinction criteria. The criteria for grading of each particular unit will be given to all students before the commencement of each unit so that they are fully aware of what must be done in order to achieve the specified outcomes.

Further information

http://www.racc.ac.uk/course/C00344-111201 This course may not be set up yet but it will be available in 2012

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 July 2017
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