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BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (Acting) (PL) at Leeds City College

Course description

On this course you will develop your acting skills through exploring various performance genres, different practitioners and texts. You will also extend your knowledge about working in the performing arts industry. From performing in a large scale Christmas Pantomime to creating theatre from peoples stories, this year long programme is packed to ensure that you have built your acting skills and are confident and ready for your next step.

You will be involved in two major performance pieces throughout the year, developing your performance skills and providing you with experience of working in a professional performance environment.

Course content

Course themes:

  • Performing scripted plays
  • Devising performance work
  • Movement skills
  • Performance in Context
  • Multimedia Performance
  • Exploring Improvisation
  • Performing Arts Industry
  • Performance, preparation and production
  • Individual showcase

Entry requirements

If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see Grades 3 as the equivalent of a Grade D in this offer.

4 D's at GCSE or equivalent. Plus a well-established interest in the performing arts. We ask you to take part in an interview and audition process.


Practical classes and tutorials are delivered over three days of the week, leaving plenty of study-time to complete supporting research and written tasks. Units are delivered through practical performance projects which are assessed through an on-going monitoring of progress with feedback and at the end of each semester these are supported by written tasks. You will also have two externally assessed units; one practical based and one online. Attendance and application to all areas is essential for successful completion.

This Level 2 qualification is assessed via a combination of internal assessment, where tasks are set and marked by your tutors, and external assessment which may include a written exam/test.

Financial information

16 - 18

No fee. 19+

£1,214 (19+ fee subject to change)

Future opportunities

What's next On completion of your course you will have improved your performance skills and have a deeper understanding of this challenging yet exciting industry. You will also have developed your self-confidence, presentation skills, leadership and team-working potential, preparing you for Level 3 study or to enter employment.

Students who have completed these courses have progressed onto Level 3 Performing Arts courses in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Physical Theatre.

Further information

English and Maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4/5.

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: 21 January 2019
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