Musical Theatre BTEC

What will I learn?


Unit 1



Investigating Practitioners’ Work (External)
This is a task set and marked by the exam board and completed under supervised
conditions in a 3 hour period and will involve a four week investigation and critical analysis
as directed by the exam board. This critical analysis will be an investigation into the work of two practitioners and their contextual influences in relation to a theme.
Unit 2



Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance (internal)
In this unit you will gain knowledge and understanding of the role and skills of a Musical
Theatre performer and will work towards developing these skills and reflecting on your
progress. You will work with others to develop your performance skills and will showcase these in a live performance to a target audience and will then evaluate this.
Unit 3



Group Performance Workshop (External)
This unit is about developing a range of performance skills and work-shopping performance material to create unique performance work to showcase a live audience. This unit is about how you respond to a stimulus in the creative process, developing performance material and evaluating the final performance piece.
Unit 27



Musical Theatre Techniques (Internal)
The focus in this unit is specific to Musical Theatre – it is about understanding the features
of Musical Theatre and developing the skills and techniques to apply to Musical Theatre
Performance work. The unit requires students to perform in a piece of Musical Theatre for
a specific target audience. One element of the unit is to reflect and review Musical Theatre
skills and performance material.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English grade 4 or above preferred. A strong interest in performing: audition may be required and a GCSE average above 3.2.

How long will it take to qualify?

Two years

How will I be assessed?

There are 4 units, of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external. Mandatory content (83%), External assessment (58%)

Additional Learning Opportunities

There are always opportunities to take part in extra rehearsals outside of class and to take part in enrichment societies where you can perform additional plays and musicals of your choice!

Who is this course aimed at?

This Musical Theatre course is aimed at students who:

  • Enjoy seeing Musicals and discussing performance work
  • Have a love of Musical Theatre and an interest in singing, dancing and acting
  • Enjoy reflecting on performance work and developing skills as a Musical Theatre performer
  • Want to develop an appreciation for Musical Theatre and live performance work
  • Enjoy working with others to produce performance material for an audience

What next?

Many students go on to study Performing Art or Musical Theatre at University while others go to drama school to further their skills in this particular area within the Performing Arts industry. This qualification is also valued by many employers recruiting for people-orientated careers. This course enables learners to build on many transferable skills including teamwork, independence and communication skills, as well as building your confidence levels, all of which are valued by employers.


Funded for eligible UK students between ages 16-18.



  • BTEC

Course Length

  • 2 Years


  • 16+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider