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Performing Arts (Performance) Level 1 BTEC Diploma at Mid Cheshire College

Course description

The course covers all aspects of the performing arts industry. The department’s specialist staff and facilities will help you to improve your performance skills. In addition to this, you will develop both your acting and dance skills. The course is ideally suited to someone who is unsure of which career path to take or for someone who wants to develop their skills before progressing on to a Level 2 Diploma.

Units include, performing dance, jazz dance, acting, understanding drama, production processes and performing arts business. Students will also study personal, social and development skills to help improve confidence. At the end of the course you will use all of your skills to stage a major performance project.

Course content

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.
The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 1 will be preparation for the world of work and the development of personal, social and employability skills.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills English and/or maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs at grade E-G or an Entrly Level qualification. You will also be required to attend an audition.


There will be continuous assessment of both practical and academic projects.

Future opportunities

You will be able to progress on to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance), specialising in either Dance or Acting.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mid Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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