Performing Arts

BTEC provides the perfect combination of hands-on experience and academic work, Maryam Taher, Biomedical Science Undergraduate, BTEC Applied Science

We’ve been working closely with teaching professionals in the performing arts sector to expand and improve our range of Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications around what you’ve told us you need. You'll find:

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  • a range of Level 2 and level 3 qualifications with clear progression opportunities including specialist technical routes
  • practical and appropriate assessments designed to prepare learners for work in the performing arts sector
  • summative unit grading designed to help with reporting value added through ALPs
  • a flexible approach to delivery so you can teach in a way that meets the needs of your learners

Use the links below to explore specifications and course materials for our performing arts qualifications and sign up for updates for the latest news and information.

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Learn and be inspired

Take a look at the round-up from our BTEC Performing Arts Sharing Best Practice Conference 2018.

Bringing together a wealth of knowledge and experience for the first time, teachers from across the country came together to share best practice, learn more about the courses on offer as well as gather ideas and inspiration.

BTEC Level 2 and 3 Performing Arts qualifications

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For Level 2 learners

Give your learners the opportunity to acquire the technical skills they will need to progress to employment, an apprenticeship or further technical study.

BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts (for 14-16 learners)


BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts Industry Skills

BTEC Level 2 Firsts in Performing Arts (for 14+ learners)

For Level 3 learners

Help your learners develop their academic or specialist technicals skills further to support their entry to higher education or to employment. 

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Performing Arts (2016)

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Performing Arts (QCF)

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Production Arts (QCF)

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