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Performing Arts Level 2 at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

The course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in a range of subjects including dance, drama and singing. Students will also learn about the variety of jobs available in the industry.

The course has a practical focus and students will take part in a variety of performance projects including involvement in the college annual pantomime and a production tour around the local community as part of their final project working with our resident theatre company Spectacle Theatre.

Course content

The units covered are as follows:

  • Individual Show Case
  • Preparation, Performance and Production
  • Community Arts
  • Performance in Context
  • Acting Skills
  • Dance Skills
  • Singing Skills
  • Work Experience in the Performing Arts
  • Movement Skills
  • Performing Arts Enterprise
  • Use of ICT in the Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts Industry

Entry requirements

4 GCSE’s at grades A*-D preferably including English and Maths or ESW at Level 2, or a Level 1 sector skills qualification.

You may be asked to take part in an audition. A willingness to participate fully in performance activities is essential. Students who have taken part in school productions or local dance/drama groups would also be well placed to apply.


There is continuous assessment throughout the course for practical and written assignments. All units are internally assessed and externally moderated. On successful completion of this qualification an overall grade is given of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Financial information

FT Registration Fee - £20.00

Future opportunities

The course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A-C. Learners who successfully complete the course will be in a position to progress on to the BTEC 90 credit Diploma in Performing Arts. Alternatively students could access a range of courses at Level 3.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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