BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate inPerforming Arts

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This Performing Arts course offers a broad introduction to working in the performing arts sector. You’ll develop your practical performance skills, as well as your understanding of the performing arts industry.

Along with expanding practical performance skills such as dancing, voice and acting, you’ll also learn about performing arts as a business, the production process, professional development, and working in the industry.

Course Content

The course covers performing arts as a business, the production process, professional development, and working in the industry, as well as solo performance, dancing, voice, and acting.

The majority of the assessed work is based on practical assessments and a portfolio of evidence. Two units are externally assessed.

Example Modules:

  • Acting Skills
  • Dance Skills
  • Devising Performance
  • Preparation, Performance and Production
  • Individual Showcase
  • Voice and Speech
  • Performance in Context
  • Movement Skills
  • Performing Scripted Plays
  • Performing Arts Industry


  • Outstanding rehearsal and performance facilities, including a 200-seat theatre, as well as dance and drama studios
  • Industry-experienced tutors
  • Opportunities for involvement in performances and exhibitions throughout the year
  • Opportunities to book rehearsal and recording studios outside of class times

Entry Requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above
  • A satisfactory personal report, referencing your singing, dancing, and acting abilities.

Progression Opportunities

On satisfactory completion of this course (at Merit level), with passes in all key skills, you can progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

Alternatively, you may wish to progress into full-time employment in the performing arts industry.


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Key Facts



Course Duration:

1 Year

College Course Code:

  • 20/21RFG6071
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Awarding Body:

Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)

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