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Performing Arts (Dance) BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate (Edexcel) at Crawshaw Academy

Course description

Course Description

This course will provide you with the opportunity, through applied learning, to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the performing arts sector.

The course will enable you to gain an understnding of the performing arts sector, while exploring the work of theatre practitioners and creating work of your own. This is a practical course where you will work as an ensemble, open to acting, singing and dancing students. You will be provided with a theatre brief in which you will devise your own theatre. There is also a written element that supports the practical work that you do.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts is the equivalent to 1 A level.

Course content

Course Content

Units of study:

Unit 1: Prepare to work in the performing arts sector.

Unit 2: Proposal for a commissioning brief.

Unit 3: Influential performance practice.

Unit 4: Combined arts.


Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the course must have achieved at least 5 x 9-4 at GCSE.



Assessment takes place in the form of majority of practical work, with elements of written coursework. Students will be given brief from which they will work towards practically and provide written evidence to support.

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Future opportunities

Future Opportunities

Students can go on to study a wide variety of academic and vocational courses in HE with this qualification, and/ or go into a wide variety of careers in which communication skills are important, for example Performing Arts, Business, Management, Media, Law and Education.

Further information

Further Information

For further information on this course, speak with the drama department at school, or check the specification on the OCR website.

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: 14 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years