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Key details

Attendance Full-Time
Duration 1 year
Code PLWL1PA
Awarding Body Pearson
Level Further Education
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

This introductory qualification is designed for learners who may be ready to progress quickly to further study. The Award offers a basic introduction to the performing arts sector and this is a practical course which will give you opportunities to present your work in performances over the year. You will be involved in rehearsals and performances to develop your skills, confidence and to also have fun!

This course is conducted in the David Hockney Building at the main city centre campus.

What you'll study

Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of practical workshops focusing on areas such as improvisation, voice and character development which will take place in one of the drama studios. Students will explore the process of responding to a given brief by preparing and presenting performances whilst working as a theatre company. Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of:

  • the vocational qualification itself
  • a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award
  • maths and English
  • a tutorial programme
  • work experience.

Learners will study three core Employability units and two sector specific units over the duration of the course.

Modules covered include:

Employability Units: Safety in the Work Place, Careers Candidate Project, Searching for a Job, Applying for a Job, Career Planning and Making Applications

Vocational Units: Developing a Personal Progression Plan and Acting in a Performance

  • Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of practical workshops focusing on areas such as improvisation, voice and character development which will take place in one of the drama studios. Students will explore the process of responding to a given brief by preparing and presenting performances whilst working as a theatre company. Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

  • The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of:

    • the vocational qualification itself
    • a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award
    • maths and English
    • a tutorial programme
    • work experience.

    Learners will study three core Employability units and two sector specific units over the duration of the course.

    Modules covered include:

    Employability Units: Safety in the Work Place, Careers Candidate Project, Searching for a Job, Applying for a Job, Career Planning and Making Applications

    Vocational Units: Developing a Personal Progression Plan and Acting in a Performance

Assessment

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and presentations.

Entry requirements

Entry 3: There are no entry requirements for this level apart from an interest in the specified subject and the ability to commit to positive behaviours and attendance.

Level 1: You should have keen interest in performing arts and achieved a minimum 2 GCSE at grade 2 (E) or above. Entry level 3 qualifications with minimum Entry 3 at Maths and English are also accepted.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Work experience

There will be opportunities for experience of work - 30 hours experience of work.

Tuition fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.

Email: information@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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