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Dance Level 3 Subsidiary/90 Credit/Extended Diploma at City College Plymouth

Course description

This study programme is designed for students who have a passionate interest in dance and movement. It will allow you to develop your existing skills and learn new ones in a wide range of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary. You will be devising your own work and performing to audiences from inside and outside of the College environment. The College‚Äôs vibrant arts, media and production department has a full programme of professionally directed events that you will also be involved in as a performer. This two-year course is made up of bite-sized chunks that each gives you a recognised qualification. 

Course content

You will study a range of subjects including:

  • ballet
  • contemporary dance
  • jazz dance
  • tap dance
  • world dance
  • street dance
  • being a fit and healthy performer.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

Entry requirements

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths), although relevant experience will also be considered if you do not have these qualifications. You will also need to complete an audition. 


There are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout each stage. This will include projects, ongoing work, practice routines, tests and evaluation. Functional skills, or GCSE English/maths will also be assessed if appropriate. 

Future opportunities

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • a foundation degree in dance or a BA (Hons) degree in dance
  • a higher diploma at a recognised dance school
  • employment in the industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Plymouth directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2016

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