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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Langley Park School for Girls

Course description

The Extended Diploma is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in performing arts areas before entering employment. Learners can either choose a pathway which focusses on particular disciplines: acting, dance musical theatre; or take a general route for further study in the sector.

13 units of which 7 are mandatory and 4 are external. Mandatory content (67%). External assessment (42%).

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE passes at Grade 5 or above including English, Maths and Dance; if this does not include both English and Mathematics, you must enrol on the relevant GCSE retake course.

A commitment to hard work; the ability to undertake independent research, meet deadlines and work as part of a team, previous dance training and qualifications are advised.


This requires learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use effectively, in an integrated way, an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole sector as relevant to a key task. A synoptic assessment is one that a learner would take later in the programme as you are expected to draw on a range of learning. Synoptic units are both internally and externally marked. 

Future opportunities

This qualification provides learner’s 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 employment. Other skills essential for further study include, research, independent learning, extended writing, sourcing and evaluating information and drawing conclusions.

The qualification is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for degree courses, not only selecting a degree course within the performing arts sector but supports entry to degrees where transferable knowledge is possible.

The BTEC Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) will allow you to:-

  •  Take a degree in a dance or performance related subject
  •  Enter into employment.
  • Transfer the skills into other degree level subjects such as teaching, sports, fitness, event management, business

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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