BTEC Firsts Performing Arts (2015)

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Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying BTEC International level 2 qualifications in Performing Arts. Designed for international schools and colleges, these vocational qualifications give learners the opportunity to explore the Performing Arts sector through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, these vocational qualifications provide level 2 learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the sector.

Units offered include the production process, acting techniques, musical performance, contemporary dance, wardrobe, sound, lighting and set construction.

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Qualification type:
BTEC First
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Performing Arts
Level 2
Specification codes:
21072 and 21073
International only.
Final assessment:
Last registration:
  • 31 December 2020
Final certification:
  • 31 December 2022
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