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BTEC National Certificate in Production Arts (Theatre Technology) & (Stage Management) at Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Course description

The BTEC National Certificates in Production Arts at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School makes use of the excellent theatre facilities and technical equipment at the school.

A predominantly practical course, students will learn the basic technical skills and knowledge to support theatre production and be assessed in a work-related environment while supporting the many different shows and concerts held in the school facilities and outside professional venues.

Students are examined through observation and portfolio work. Students will need to prove excellent analytical skills and technical knowledge, with the majority of assessment taking place on actual shows.


  • Assistant Stage Management
  • Technical Stage Operations
  • Stage Lighting Operations
  • Stage Sound Operations

Optional units depending on student’s strengths

  • Scenic Construction for the Stage
  • Deputy Stage Management
  • Stage Lighting Design
  • Stage Sound Design
  • Live Sound for the Stage

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for any students with an interest in theatre behind the scenes, it also an ideal complement to students who are studying AS Theatre Studies or Music Technology. Students will need to be hard working and care about the quality of their work and appreciate how it will reflect and impact on others. The ability to work as part of a team is essential, while developing the personal qualities to lead, manage others and problem solve will enable students to access the higher grades.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir William Borlase's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years