BTEC Nationals Performing Arts (2010) - QCF

Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying BTEC Nationals in Performing Arts (QCF). These vocational qualifications help level 3 students develop the practical knowledge, skills and understanding they need to prepare for their chosen career.  

Units offered include performing to an audience, principles of acting, dance performance, developing physical theatre, and musical theatre performance.

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Specification

Specification

BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC National
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Performing Arts
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
180
Qualification number (QN):
500/6920/2
Qualification framework:
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
16-18, 18+
Pathways:
Acting
Dance
Physical Theatre
Musical Theatre
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2010
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • 31 August 2016

BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC National
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
360
Qualification number (QN):
500/6919/6
Qualification framework:
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
16-18, 18+, 19+, 19+ (full level 2 or level 3 qualification), 24+ loans
Pathways:
Acting
Dance
Physical Theatre
Musical Theatre
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2010
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • 31 August 2016

BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC National
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Performing Arts
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
540
Qualification number (QN):
600/3953/X
Qualification framework:
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
16-18, 18+, 19+, 19+ (full level 2 or level 3 qualification), 24+ loans
Pathways:
Acting
Dance
Musical Theatre
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2011
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • 31 August 2016

BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts specification
Download PDF | 2.2 MB
Qualification type:
BTEC National
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
720
Qualification number (QN):
500/6873/8
Qualification framework:
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
16-18, 18+, 19+, 19+ (full level 2 or level 3 qualification), 24+ loans, Apprenticeships
Pathways:
Acting
Dance
Musical Theatre
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2010
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • 31 August 2016

BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts specification
Download PDF | 2.2 MB
Qualification type:
BTEC National
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
1080
Qualification number (QN):
500/6872/6
Qualification framework:
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Eligible for funding in England for:
16-18, 18+, 19+, 19+ (full level 2 or level 3 qualification), 24+ loans
Pathways:
Acting
Dance
Musical Theatre
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2010
Review date: ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
  • 31 August 2016

BTEC stakeholder recognition

We've gathered statements of recognition to support the inclusion of our BTEC Level 3 (QCF) qualifications on the Department for Education's list of vocational qualifications that will count towards the 16-19 performance tables in England in 2016.

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Meeting Local Needs

If you want to add optional units to a BTEC National QCF qualification to Meet Local Needs (MLN), complete the application form below.

To learn more about using Meeting Local Needs units in your BTEC National course, download the MLN guidelines.

Approval for centre-devised units

As our specifications explain, permission will only be granted to add centre or locally devised units to BTEC Nationals in very exceptional circumstances. 

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Subject advisor
Paul Webster, Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts subject advisor
Paul WebsterDrama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts
UK: 0844 372 2191
Intl: +44 (0) 207 010 2189
What are BTEC Nationals?

BTEC National qualifications provide specialist, work-related learning across a range of vocational sectors. They give you the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to prepare for employment, develop in your chosen career, or progress to further or higher education. 

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