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Dance BTEC National Extended Certificate at Brimsham Green School

Course description

The course offered is a mixture of practical and theory, and will give you the opportunity to complete assignments and activities based on realistic situations linked to working in a dance related environment. It will give you a good feel for what it will be like to be at work in the dance industry as well as developing your communication, number, IT, time management and teamwork skills.

Year 12 & 13 (this is a two-year course only)

Course content

Mandatory Units                                                                         (guided learning hours)

Unit  1  Investigating Practitioner’s Work                                                        90

Unit  2  Developing Skills & Techniques for Live Performance                   90

Unit  3  Group Performance Workshop                                                          120


Optional Units

Unit  8  Classical Ballet Technique                                                                    60

Unit  9  Tap Dance Technique                                                                             60

Unit 10 Jazz Dance Technique                                                                            60

Unit 11 Street Dance Technique                                                                         60

Unit 12 Contemporary Dance Technique                                                         60 





There are no formal exams. All work will be assessed through ongoing assignments. These will range from written tasks, to practically assessed scenario tasks. Some of these will be assessed internally and some will be set tasks that are sent off to the examiners to grade.

Future opportunities

This qualification will enable you to progress to degree courses in associated areas in performance or choreography, as well as teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brimsham Green School directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

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    • Welcome to Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. This new post 16 collaboration will broaden the curriculum offer and excellence in teaching and learning for the young people of the area.

      Through this partnership we are able to offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

      We aim to provide a safe, secure and most importantly, stimulating environment in which to study.  We offer enthusiastic, dedicated teaching through staff who are equipped to provide you, the student, with excellent tuition in your chosen subject.

      Our sixth form collaboration ensures a personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.