Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

23094L1 | Leigh College
Start Date | 03/08/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

This course will appeal to anyone who has an interest in the Performing Arts, is practically minded and sees themselves on the stage as a dancer, an actor or both. Also if you enjoy backstage work or stage management this could be the course for you.

What will I study?

You will study a variety of modules in both dance and drama. Although this course is predominantly practical, it will involve some written work looking at the performing arts business or the history of dance and drama. In addition you will have the opportunity to be involved in a dance show, a production and workshops/performances outside college.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years

How will I be assessed?

Continual internal assessment of assignments, performances and a major project.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English. You will need to successfully pass an audition.

What can I progress onto?

Higher Education in dance and/or drama, stage management and set design, working in theatres, rep work, red coats and more.

Other Information

Students will work with a professional team of staff with a broad experience of the entertainment industry. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at There are also three College bus services available for 16-18 year olds travelling to Leigh College; Bolton, Farnworth and Westhoughton to Leigh College; Walkden to Leigh College and Warrington to Leigh College.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £7185.00 3F

Exam Fee

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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