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Performing Arts - BTEC Diploma at Sheffield Park Academy

Course description

If you have a talent and passion for the stage and prefer a hands-on approach to your studies, our BTEC in Performing Arts is for you! Due to the specialist nature of this course, it is only recommended to students who are aiming for a career in the Performing Arts industry. This course is the equivalent of 2 A Levels, but you can team it with a specialism to make it a full time course (equivalent to 3 A Levels). Some experience will be necessary, and a natural affinity for performance is beneficial! Some of the topics you will study if you choose this engaging subject include:

- Group performance

- Individual performance

- Performing Arts in the community

- Choreography

- Storytelling

Course content

This course brings performance to life, and you’ll be honing your skills in hands-on engaging lessons. You’ll build confidence and stage presence, and our specialist teaching staff and external experts will help you to develop your talents. Throughout your time at SPA, you’ll showcase your skills in a variety of performances, from drama to dance recitals.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade 5 or above including Maths and English


All assessment will be based on practical assessments and written coursework. Your practical coursework will be a combination of performance work, assessed techniques classes, choreography tasks and collaborative team-work. Your written coursework will be a combination of research tasks, reports, and evaluations. 

Future opportunities


Dance Performer, Cruise Ship Entertainer, Community Arts Worker, Dance Therapist, Dance Teacher.


this course is worth between 32-112 UCAS Points

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: 11 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years