BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts (Dance)
Equivalent in size to 1 A level, 2 A levels or 3 A levels (depending on the course chosen).
Ideally you will have successfully completed a Level 2 Dance qualification prior to starting this course; however, this is not compulsory; BTEC courses are suitable for a wide range of abilities.
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is suited to students who have an appetite to develop their skills and knowledge in Dance. There is a particular emphasis on performance and you will study a wide range of styles.
This is a vocational course – in other words, it is practical and takes a real-world approach to learning. You should enjoy going to see professional work and taking part in practical workshops.
Some students thrive during the pressure of exams; others often fail to achieve their potential due to worries or nerves. On a BTEC, your progress is measured throughout the course, allowing you to reflect on your own performance on a continual basis.
Some of the work you will be expected to produce will be in written form, but you will also be required to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in practical situations.
Each unit is split into assignments and you will have criteria to meet at a Pass, Merit or Distinction level.
The 1 A level course is made up of four units:
The 2 A level course has a total of 8 units, made up of the above plus; Performing Arts in the Community, Individual Performance Commission and Final Live Performance
The 3 A level course has a total of 13 units made up of the above plus; Employment Opportunities in the Performing Arts
The BTEC Level 3 Dance courses are two year qualifications broadly equivalent to one, two or three GCE A levels depending on pathway chosen and can be taken alongside other more traditional qualifications.