Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 First Extended Certificate in Performing Arts


Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Cookstown
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
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This course is designed to give learners an introduction to the performing arts industry and to inspire them to pursue a career in this area. It will allow learners to develop skills in performance, acting, singing and production techniques.

Course Content

The 10 modules studied on this one year course include Individual Showcase, Preparation, Performance and Production, The Performing Arts Industry, Acting Skills, and Musical Performance Skills.

Assessment Method

Assessment is largely through internally assessed assignments. 16.6% of the course is externally assessed.

Progression Opportunities

Progression from this course may be to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts or directly into employment.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 6 points at GCSE (3Ds or equivalent). Entry is subject to a successful interview. Learners will be required to purchase rehearsal clothing at the start of the course.