BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Performing Arts (QCF)
• BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Performing Arts
• An appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy
• 4 GCSEs at a minimum grade of D-G or
• A good NVQ Level 1 in an associated discipline
BTEC Level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Performing Arts allows you to choose and follow one of four pathways; acting, dance, performance or production. This course allows you to have control of what you want to learn and also provides the opportunity to focus on one discipline, not only enabling you to grow as a performer but with plenty of opportunity to discover new talents in other areas.
There are three pathways that can be chosen dependent on entry qualifications and experiences:
BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts (QCF):
This is a 15-credit programme that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate employment sector. The BTEC Level 2 Certificate is broadly equivalent to one GCSE.
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (QCF):
This is a 30-credit programme which extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 2 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate employment sector. It is broadly equivalent to two GCSEs.
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (QCF):
This is a 60-credit programme which extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate. The BTEC Level 2 Diploma offers an engaging programme if you are clear about the area of employment or further education you wish to progress to.
You may want to extend the specialism you studied within the BTEC Level 2 Certificate or the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate programme. It is broadly equivalent to four GCSEs.
Start dates for this programme are flexible with completion usually achieved within 2 years.
The BTEC Level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Performing Arts offer you the opportunity to progress to or within employment and/or continue your study in the same or related vocational area within further education.
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