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.
The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of:
- The Vocational Qualification itself
- A City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award
- English and Maths
- A Tutorial programme
- Work Experience
Learners will study three core Employability units and two sector specific units over the duration of the course.
You will learn through lectures, online modules (Moodle), group work, electronic resources and external speakers.
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.
Modules covered include:
- Safety in the Work Place
- Careers Candidate Project
- Searching for a Job
- Applying for a Job
- Career Planning
- Making Applications
- Developing a Personal Progression Plan
- Acting in a Performance
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 Maths 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.
You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and presentations.
30 hours of relevant experience of work are included in the course.
Successful completion of the Performing Arts qualification can help you embark on a career in a Performing Arts related area. You will will be able to progress to further learning, an apprenticeship or employment.
If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.
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