Performing Arts – Drama

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts.


Qualification Type

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts.

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 4 at GCSE English Drama GCSE, BTEC level 2 performing arts or previous performing experience are advantageous but not essential.


Practical Workshops
Assessed performances

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

Theatre Trips, Touring productions, industry professional visits/workshops. Auditions for Film/TV/Theatre projects.
Experience an exciting, creative and inspirational environment designed to prepare you for the ever changing world of the theatre. Push boundaries, change minds.

Course Overview

Year 1

1- Investigating Practitioners’ Work Through practical workshops, class discussion and research you will investigate the work of key performing arts practitioners and develop critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work.
2- Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance You will explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing skills and techniques in at least two performance styles culminating in a live performance to an audience in a vocational setting

Year 2

3- Group Performance Workshop You will build on the skills you learned in year one to explore and integrate creative, physical and vocal skills and
techniques,working collaboratively with your group to create a performance in response to a given stimulus.
4- The final unit will be tailored to the groups passions and interests which could be physical theatre, community theatre, musical theatre etc


Our performers go on to study performing arts Foundation and BA (hons) degrees in acting, performing arts and film and TV studies. We also have students who find places at drama school.


Performer; arts administration; teaching or stage management.