Performing Arts - BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

2 years
South Sefton Campus

Course Details

If you are passionate about the Arts and love to perform then BTEC Performing Arts could be the course for you. Do you want to develop your skills in Drama and Dance? The Performing Arts course at South Sefton College will train you in the two arts disciplines of Drama and Dance developing your skills and making you a fully rounded performer.

Please note:
This course is only available to students studying two A-levels at the Sixth Form Centre at the South Sefton Campus. Students are only permitted to study one BTEC alongside two A-levels.

You will study a total of four units, two in the first year and two in the second year. In Year 1, you will focus on exploring the work of practitioners of dance and drama and develop your performance skills and techniques for live performance. In Year 2, you will study two further units including the opportunity to develop your performance skills through a variety of practical workshops.

If you intend to study a programme of three A-level subjects or two A-level subjects and one BTEC Extended Certificate subject:

  • You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English Language and Maths. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths, there may be an opportunity to re-sit this alongside your other subjects.

Additional entry requirements:

  • Although there is no requirement to have studied this subject (or Drama & Theatre Studies / Dance) at GCSE, if you have studied this subject (or Drama & Theatre Studies / Dance) at GCSE then you must have achieved at least a grade 4.
  • A willingness to participate in practical activities and performances is essential.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts
  • Unit 1 – Investigating Practitioner’s Work Supervised written assessment task
  • Unit 2 – Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance Coursework
  • Unit 3 – Group Performance Workshop
  • Unit 4 – Further Development of Dance and Drama Skills
  • Supervised practical assessment task
  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment
Studying Performing Arts will provide you with the skills needed to progress to further training in performing arts or dance/drama including university or arts school.

University Guarantee

Every Hugh Baird College student who successfuly achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

As an A-level student you will be based at our South Sefton Campus. This is a multi-million pound campus for dedicated to A-levels and was opened in 2009.

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at South Sefton Campus. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.