Performing ArtsBtec

The 'National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts' is 2 Year course containing 360 'Guided Learning Hours' (GLH) which is the equivalent to 1 A-Level. It is for students interested in learning about the performing arts sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in Performing Arts. It is designed to be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

Performing arts will improve your knowledge of arts administration and marketing, different genres and practitioners. The emphasis is always on exploring the students’ imagination and creativity. If you have a practical interest and some ability in theatre, music and dance, enjoyed studying drama at GCSE level and you want an active, practical course which will stretch you, then this is definitely for you.

Course Content

Unit 1 (90 GLH)

'Investigating Practitioners Work' - Mandatory Unit

Unit 2 (90 GLH)

'Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance' - Mandatory Unit

Key Facts

  • Course Level Btec
  • Assessment Breakdown 360 Guided Learning Hours 4 units studied - 3 mandatory units - 2 externally moderated
  • Assessor Pearson
  • Entry Requirements Minimum 5+ Levels 4-9
  • Online Learning Materials Interactive courses on our VLE including forums and online assessment