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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance Pathway) at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club (SWFC)

Course description

This BTEC Performing Arts Dance Extended Diploma is the equivalent to three A levels, and is assessed by dance performance and coursework through unit assignments. The units on our course have been specially selected to ensure you experience education and training in multiple dance genres, such as ballet, commercial dance, jazz, contemporary and street dance providing you with foundations to aid your future career in dance. As well as this, you can expect to study performing arts in the community, employment opportunities in the arts, skills for live performance, choreographic skills and being a healthy performer. You will have opportunities to rehearse and perform alongside your peers as well as being involved in the Elev8 Dance team for SWFC.

Working in partnership with The Sheffield Wednesday Community programme, INK Dance deliver the teaching on this course, with staff who have and who still are working in the dance industry, providing dance training and course content that is relevant to working in today’s world of dance.

Course content

This BTEC Performing Arts Dance Extended Diploma is the equivalent to three A levels, and is assessed by dance performance and coursework through unit assignments. The units on our course have been specially selected to ensure you experience education and training in multiple dance genres, such as ballet, commercial dance, jazz, contemporary and street dance providing you with foundations to aid your future career in dance. As well as this, you can expect to study performing arts in the community, employment opportunities in the arts, skills for live performance, choreographic skills and being a healthy performer. You will have opportunities to rehearse and perform alongside your peers as well as being involved in the Elev8 Dance team for SWFC.

Working in partnership with The Sheffield Wednesday Community programme, INK Dance deliver the teaching on this course, with staff who have and who still are working in the dance industry, providing dance training and course content that is relevant to working in today’s world of dance.

Course content

The course is split into 13 units, which all relate to dance and performing arts, and some aspects may be new to you. You will develop your dance technique during practical classes, training in Jazz, Street/Commercial, Contemporary and Ballet. As well as this, you will build on your performance skills and your ability to choreograph to communicate themes and intentions to an audience. You will also explore the workings of today’s performing arts industry, and develop your research, evaluative and analytical skills through the study of current and historic dance practitioners.

The course will provide the practical and theoretical foundations you need to become a well –rounded, versatile dancer.

Future opportunities

Students benefit from being involved in a wide range of performance opportunities, theatre trips, working with professional companies and having visits from industry dancers, agencies and guest speakers. In addition to the many performances the students are involved in, there is ample opportunity to perform at outside venues and take part in workshops and dance intensives. We invite professional guests (dance companies and industry dancers) to work alongside with us on a regular basis.

Students have the opportunity to audition with the UK’s best dance colleges to further their dance education. We invite agencies and dance colleges to scout students during an end of year show, in the second year. We also expect that many will use this course as a direct step into creative industries employment. The pathways our students can expect to follow are; but not limited to;

· Studying a dance degree at either a university or a vocational dance school (Urdang, LIPA, Addict, Phil Winstons, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, etc)

· Developing further into a professional dance career as a commercial dancer; working on television, music videos, cruise ships, and in touring musical and dance productions

· Working on abroad contracts such for companies like Disneyland, TUI and entertainment companies

· Training and working in the dance/fitness industry

· Dance development worker or community dance artist/teacher

Entry requirements

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance Pathway)

4 GCSEs at  Grade 4-9 including English Language.

Assessment

 Assessment methods include written assignments, presentations, observations of practical tasks and group or individual project. Some units of work include external assesments.

Financial information

There is no formal cost to the course. However. you may be required to purchase dance uniform for the various disciplines that you will study. These are purchased upon enrolment from SWFCCP and the dance direct webiste. You may be eligible for support by applying for a college bursary.

Future opportunities

Students benefit from being involved in a wide range of performance opportunities, theatre trips, working with professional companies and having visits from industry dancers, agencies and guest speakers. In addition to the many performances the students are involved in, there is ample opportunity to perform at outside venues and take part in workshops and dance intensives. We invite professional guests (dance companies and industry dancers) to work alongside with us on a regular basis.

Students have the opportunity to audition with the UK’s best dance colleges to further their dance education. We invite agencies and dance colleges to scout students during an end of year show, in the second year. We also expect that many will use this course as a direct step into creative industries employment. The pathways our students can expect to follow are; but not limited to;

· Studying a dance degree at either a university or a vocational dance school (Urdang, LIPA, Addict, Phil Winstons, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, etc)

· Developing further into a professional dance career as a commercial dancer; working on television, music videos, cruise ships, and in touring musical and dance productions

· Working on abroad contracts such for companies like Disneyland, TUI and entertainment companies

· Training and working in the dance/fitness industry

· Dance development worker or community dance artist/teacher

Further information

One to one presentations are available on request. Please email edcuation@swfc.co.uk to book a one to one meeting or please call us on 0114 3240780.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Web url: www.swfccp.co.uk
  • Number of planned places: 30

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Beth Smith
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01143240780
    • Email address:
    • education@swfc.co.uk

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    • The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme and Sheffield Hallam University are pleased to announce a unique partnership aiming to take both institutions to new heights.

      The association will fundamentally develop the BTEC Level 3 module undertaken by SWFC Community Programme students to aid the crucial transition into university.

      In addition, Sheffield Hallam University will install experienced guest lecturers into the Owls’ Community Programme, with students receiving a head start on the education pathway.

      SWFC and Sheffield Hallam University already enjoy a rich affiliation in terms of student investment through departmental internships and external relations that will continue to grow.

      “The transitional support of students from BTEC level into university is key and students can only benefit from the expert tuition Sheffield Hallam University will provide.

      “We look forward to extending and developing this relationship in the long term.”

      Rob Wilson, External Relations Lead at Sheffield Hallam University, added:  “Our partnership with Sheffield Wednesday continues to go from strength to strength and underlines the commitment of the University to collaborate with major players in sport to provide exceptional learning experiences for our students.

      “We are delighted we are able to work in partnership with SWFC to support the development of their BTEC programme in this way and support the transition for players into Higher Education at Sheffield Hallam University, creating a genuine pathway to develop their skills and experience with one of the largest providers of sport related education in the UK.”

      Read more at http://www.swfc.co.uk/news/article/university-challenge-1571911.aspx#D1sRXRQsZ7sIzxFy.99

      The club’s Education Programme, which is based at the ground, is taking applications for its BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 extended diploma in Sport course and is holding an open day for prospective students on 13 January 2015 at 6:00pm at the ground.
       
      The course allows students to study towards the qualification whilst regularly playing and coaching Futsal to develop technical, tactical and physical ability. The students also play in a professional club in the Futsal League.

      In association with the Football League Trust, the programme allows young people aged 16-18 to study at the football club’s education facilities and various sports venues across Sheffield.

      The education programme is delivered in association with Sheffield Wednesday and their Community Programme and last year announced record breaking exam results since the course started – something the programme is hoping to replicate with this year’s student intake.
       
      To qualify for Level 3 entry, students require four A-C GCSEs (subject to confirmation), including English and Maths or a BTEC Level 2. Those who narrowly miss out on those grades will be considered for Level 1 or Level 2 course.
       
      The two-year programme is delivered at the learning centre at Hillsborough and has been in place for two years. The course has seen 90 per cent of young people progress on to higher education or course-related jobs. 

      Read more at http://www.swfc.co.uk/news/article/young-people-to-apply-for-owls-