The BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts Practice is the equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels and is taught over one year. The qualification comprises of 2 units; The Performing Arts Industry and Musical Theatre, both of which are assessed through a combination of practical and academic work. The course allows students to develop their technical performance skills and creation techniques and to relate these to the performing arts industry. It offers them the opportunity to develop their performance and technical skills through a process of self-evaluation, practice and review. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers. UCAS points are ranged from 24 for a Pass to 84 for a Distinction*. This is a government funded course.
This course is run via a partnership with the College of West Anglia. Students are delivered the highest level of provision and robust support for individual learning requirements. AGES: 16-18yrs
Students will be assessed against Level 3 criteria for certain performances and written assignments throughout the year. Students wishing to apply for this course should have a minimum of 4 GCSE’s, grades A-C or 4 and above (Maths and English are highly desirable). As with other courses, students will be expected to audition and places will be subject to an offer from the schools.