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Performing Arts - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

Course description

This full-time course consists of assessed units across a core spectrum of the creative and performing arts. Students are expected to study both core and optional units as part of their one year programme.

Course content

Units will include workshops in:
• Working in the Performing Arts Industry
• Professional Development in the Performing Arts Industry
• Performing Arts Production Processes
• Acting Skills and Techniques
• Devising Plays
• Movement and Physical Theatre
• Performing Scripted Plays
• Dance strand units.
Students will also be able to retake English and Maths GCSE if necessary.
Upon completion with an overall Merit, students can expect to progress onto to the
BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Performing Arts course.
Duration:Thirty weeks across three terms (one year). Students must also be available
for some weekend and evening performances during the year.

Entry requirements

This one year programme is designed for those wanting an introduction to the
performing arts industry and those seeking to access further training on a Level
3 course. The course introduces students to practical technique classes and
performance-based training within a Drama school environment. A broad range of
skills, creating and staging theatre productions is developed whilst the student obtains
a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to five GCSEs. Prospective students
should have at least two GCSE grades of C and above. Prior experience is also


This course is assessed via assignments.

Financial information

Fees for this course are fully-funded if prospective students are aged between 16 - 18.

Please Note: To apply for this course you must do so through The Birmingham Theatre School. To begin your application and for further information on applying, please click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Future opportunities

This course provides you with the practical and written skills to enable you to
progress on to a L3 course in Performing Arts. It also develops many transferable
skills that can be applied in higher level study or in the world of work.

Further information

Contact Name: Abigail Soley Course Leader - Performing Arts
Contact Email:

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: PFFB-THSC19
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