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Performing Arts BTEC Extended Certificate at Vyners School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 programmes are designed to help you extend your understanding of the Performing Arts Industry whilst developing your skills in dance, drama and music.

You will learn techniques as well as create your own performances.

You will work on production projects and be involved in many activities both onsite and at external venues.

If you are passionate about working in the Arts, then this is the programme for you.

Course content

You will be given guidance over the development of projects, which help you to develop independence and are learner responsive. You will also participate in annual events, stage major productions and have the opportunity to see profess

Mandatory Units - Three

  1. Investigating Practitioners
  2. Developing skills for Live performance
  3. Group Performance Workshop

and One choice unit from:

  • A variety of dance options
  • A variety of drama units
  • Vocal development unit

Entry requirements

50% internally assessed; 50% externally assessed.


50% internally assessed; 50% externally assessed.

Future opportunities

Progression for most learners after successful completion of the Extended Certificate is onto a Foundation Degree in Performing Arts or a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts / Dance / Drama / Music.

Alternative choices include employment as a Performer, in Arts Administration or Production, either working for an employer or as a freelance artist.

Progression could be into employment or an Apprenticeship. You will have exposure to a range of practical activities through workshops, rehearsals, performances and work experience to develop practical skills and build theoretical portfolios to prepare you for the next level of study.

Due to the wide number of optional units available, it is possible within reason to ‘tailor-make’ your course to give you the best opportunity for further development, be it employment, theatre school or university.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 May 2016
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