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Performing Arts Level 1

Full-time (Further Education)

Please contact us for further information about applying for this course.

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Do you have an active interest in performing? Would you like to develop your skills and build your confidence?

This course is designed to introduce a range of performance skills, including acting, movement, performing in a musical context, and working on your own innovative ideas.

You will gain a valuable insight into the performing arts, and be able to work in a professional manner with people who have the same interests.

The course will allow you to gain confidence over time, performing with your classmates and preparing to perform before an audience.

Entry Criteria

There are no specific recommended prior qualification requirements for this qualification.

However, places on the course are subject to interview and audition.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work

  • Classroom and theatre based learning

  • Tutorial support

  • Educational visits

  • Google Classroom

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits
Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Maths & Welsh/English

If you don't achieve a C or above in Maths and/ or English/Welsh, we will support you to retake these subjects as part of your study programme.


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments

  • Presentations and demonstrations

  • Portfolios and logbooks of activities

  • Performance and observation


Performing Arts Level 2

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 1

Programme Area:

  • Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:

Performing Arts

Students in a theatre