Performing Arts BTEC

What will I learn?

In year 1  you will study the following;

Unit 1



Investigating Practitioners’ Work;

Learners investigate the work of performing arts practitioners and develop critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work.


Unit 2



Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance;

Learners explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing skills and techniques in at least two performance styles.


Year 2 you will study the following;

Unit 3



Group Performance Workshop;

Learners explore and integrate creative, physical and vocal skills and techniques, working collaboratively to create a performance in response to a given stimulus.

Unit 27



Musical Theatre Techniques;

Learners explore key features of musical theatre, developing specialist skills and techniques as a musical theatre performer combining acting, singing and dance skills for a performance.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements:

GCSE English at grade 4 or above is preferred and a strong interest in performance.

GCSE Average 4.0 or above, including 5 C grades or equivalent.

How long will it take to qualify?

Two years

How will I be assessed?

BTEC Nationals are assessed using a combination of internal assessments, which are set and marked by teachers, and external assessments which are set and marked by the exam board. Mandatory units have a combination of internal and external assessments, all optional units are internally assessed.

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?

Who is this course aimed at?

BTEC Performing Arts will be attractive to students who:

  • want an engaging and stimulating introduction to study of the sector;
  • enjoy performing and creating performance work;
  • wish to continue their Performing Arts education through practical learning;

What next?

The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for degree courses when taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, such as A-Levels.


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