BTEC Nationals Performing Arts (2016)

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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Performing Arts guide
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Certificate 

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019 & 2020 results)

Intended as a basic introduction to the performing arts sector alongside other fields of study.

Supports progression to a wide range of higher education courses depending on other qualifications taken.

Specification

BTEC Level 3 Nationals Certificate in Performing Arts specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Performing Arts guide
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Extended Certificate 

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019 & 2020 results)

Broad introduction studied as part of a programme of study including other courses, e.g. BTEC Nationals or A levels.

Emphasis on core knowledge and skills transferable across other sectors supporting progression to a range of higher education courses.

Specification

BTEC Level 3 Nationals Extended Certificate in Performing Arts specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Performing Arts guide
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Foundation Diploma 

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019 & 2020 results)

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

Supports further progression to higher education and employment, possibly in the performing arts sector.

 

Specification

BTEC Level 3 Nationals Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Performing Arts guide
Download PDF | 790.8 KB

Diploma 

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019 & 2020 results)

Designed to be studied over two years alongside an additional Level 3 qualification.

Progression: higher education and employment, possibly in the performing arts sector.

Specification

BTEC Level 3 Nationals Diploma in Performing Arts specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Performing Arts guide
Download PDF | 790.8 KB

Extended Diploma

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019 & 2020 results)

Designed to be studied over two years as the substantial qualification in a study programme.

Supports progression to a range of sector-related degrees that can lead to employment potentially in the performing arts sector.

Specification

BTEC Level 3 Nationals Extended Diploma in Performing Arts specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Performing Arts guide
Download PDF | 790.8 KB

Extended Certificate in Performance

Teaching from: September 2018
External assessment from: TBC
Performance tables (England): TBC

Specialist qualifications designed to provide post-16 learners with a technical introduction to their chosen field of study.

There are three Tech Level Extended Certificate qualifications to choose from:

  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Musical Theatre

Specification

BTEC Level 3 Nationals Extended Certificate in Performing Arts specification
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